The major drawback with the Rheintochter as opposed to the V-2 was that unlike the V-2 that had a fairly accurate travel distance of several hundred miles, the Rheintochter had a short range, meaning it's launch point had to be close to the target. … During the closing days of World War II the Russians absconded something or some things from the Germans apparently too large, bulky, or heavy to be transported via available aircraft at their disposal. Marie. The range of a Ju-390 was said to have been just slightly over 6,000 miles. That air battle involved 46 P-40s shooting down a fleet of 100 fully loaded German Junker troop transports flying just above sea level escorted by 50 Messerschmitt fighters, apparently all fleeing Tunisia in a concerted last ditch effort to reach Sicily. Secret files reveal Nazis 'tested nuclear bomb' before end of WW2 as Adolf Hitler plotted to decimate Britain . The only alternative for a quick and expedient method for transporting something of a large size secretly and without excess outside scrutiny or takeover was apparently via their own Soviet controlled railroad through Soviet owned or occupied territory. Harry had reached that high-exalted position because of what he learned from World War I Zeppelins, especially so the Height Climbers and the need of their crews for oxygen at the extreme altitudes they routinely operated. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. Kelly Johnson of the Lockheed Skunk works was his friend as well as Howard Hughes. The Germans knew with the flight distant capabilities of the Ju-390 they could make it to the defense plants in Michigan and back IF the Azores were included. A four page illustrated story on the attack appeared in BLUE BOLT No. The UK was the third nation to develop nuclear weapons in 1952, after the United States and the Soviet Union. JUNKERSMOTORENWERKE (Agts: Haan) After North Korea announced a resumption of its nuclear program in 2009, former Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa gave a speech saying that Japan should develop nuclear weapons as a check, though the government condemned his statement. What was most intriguing for me was that when (Ramsey) was creating the drawings for the story neither did he. When my uncle discovered in some roundabout way that he actually knew Harry Ramsey, the artist who did the drawings used in the Goose Shoot, my uncle, knowing how much I loved the story decided to put into place a situation where the two of us could actually meet. He also reported, like Werner, that local residents complained of headaches, and spitting up blood. GHOST P-40: THE LORE, LEGENDS AND HER WHEREABOUTS During the war the Germans were obsessed with the destruction of Hoover Dam on one hand and the bombing of the city of New York on the other. In those days, early to mid 1946, Campbell, former military that he was, was almost borderline paranoid with little or no trust of anybody. What was most intriguing for me was that when (Ramsey) was creating the drawings for the story neither did he. Nazi Germany could have developed nuclear weapons if it had won the war. The reknown Ju-390 test pilot Hans Werner Lerche in his autobiography refers to RC+DA in his book and mentions it as the other Ju-390. For years reports have surfaced that the next year, sometime around September 17-19, 1944, a large six engine aircraft painted very dark green and black paint crashed in the sea off Owls Head Lighthouse, Maine. The seven power stations still in … "Interestingly the photo snapped of RC+DA was taken during an attack on a Malta Convoy in 1942, suggesting this aircraft was possibly operated by LTS.290 in North Africa. The publication unit for the comic book was based in the city of New York with the art work for that particular story attributed to a man named Harry Ramsey, of which below is one of the pages: Ramsey has done a fairly good job on his rendition of the P-40s, but note the German bombers --- they are all six-engine models. (please click) THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED B-29 In that the U.S. over-flight was intended to be a one off round trip sortie, putting into place an elaborate or long term refueling facility would be unnecessary --- not only that, besides blatantly giving away any of their secret intentions, such a facility would also be difficult to construct, support, and defend. With Strasser dead and the L-70 gone the New York raid was shelved. The Germans had a six engine bomber, the Ju-390, a model that was reportedly never seen before it was photographed by a person onboard a convoy ship supplying the beachhead during the Allied invasion of North Africa in November 1942, a photograph that didn't show up for public viewing until well after that date. In the end what I have presented about the German bomb being the first or not doesn't impact the overall thesis in what I have presented elsewhere about the American bomb being first. JU-390 PROTOTYPES. P-40 WARHAWKPEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR There are as well many comments, both pro and con, about the possibility of the photo being "photoshopped." The city of New York had been in the crosshairs of the German military more than once. The range of a Ju-390 was said to have been just slightly over 6,000 miles. Although most historians would go along with the above and what my Uncle observed that morning on July 16, 1945 was in fact "the first atomic device ever set off on the face of the earth," there exists nonetheless, strong rumors and reports to the effect that it is just not the case. Instead they were locked in a close by electrical shed. Marie canal had, as depicted above, a triangular shaped configuration of three interconnecting over 5,000 foot long concrete runways. In light of the implications of nuclear weapons, German nuclear fission and related technologies were singled out for special attention. In that the U.S. over-flight was intended to be a one off round trip sortie, putting into place an elaborate or long term refueling facility would be unnecessary --- not only that, besides blatantly giving away any of their secret intentions, such a facility would also be difficult to construct, support, and defend. With a few minor changes such as the tail section, from two vertical stabilizers to one, Ramsey used the same low level cartoonist's drawings for his own bomber inspiration. This team's goal was to determine whether nuclear weapons would be relevant in the near future to warrant the considerable expenditure required to develop the technology. Instead they were locked in a close by electrical shed. German commandos secured the area long enough for the landing, refueling and takeoff, all of which apparently went off without a hitch. How the offloading of fuel from the ship or boat to shore was accomplished or how the trucks were filled is not known with any amount of certainty. By the end of 1944 there was only one company of men left at nearby Fort Brady. It's first test flight was well before October 20, 1943 which is asserted by authors Gunther & Ott. GHOST P-40 Since nobody was excessively over interested in drawings done by some low level cartoonist, he just stuck them away in his morgue. "He was doing routine guard duty sometime around midnight out along the edges of the facility when he was taken to the ground by a group of armed men. One day at lunch or over coffee or drinks, and still struggling with his dilemma to complete the story, he mentioned his bomber problem to a fellow artist who just happened to be a cartoonist drawing comics day-to-day for the same publishing company. The following is from Footnote [3] as found on the Goose Shoot page: The next day his fellow artist went through his morgue and came up with a series of three or four pencil sketches he drew dated August 1943 of a huge six engine plane with a German insignia on the fuselage he saw flying by his high perch window one day in the sky over New York. Some years prior to my uncle becoming my guardian he was biosearching in the back country of New Mexico not far from the top secret Los Alamos nuclear facilities when he came across some rather alarming Axis-induced fifth column activities, and having done so, being shot point blank by foreign operatives and left to die because of it. The armistice allowed Kim Il-sung to consolidate his grip on power in the north, which eventually started dynastic rule over the country that would later be assumed by his son and grandson, Kim Jong-un, the current leader, … It was hoped for by the Germans that they could use the Azores as a refueling stop either coming or going or both. Compared to a strict bombing run on New York and back, flying in over Canada and exiting directly out over the Empire State Building would put somewhere in the vicinity of 1,200 additional miles on a round trip flight --- meaning of course, ending up with a major fuel deficit of at least 2,400 miles returning to Europe. On my page, as part of what I present regarding the shoot out, I used the four pages. The problem with any German or German related operatives is that they wouldn't have anyplace to take it nor the support infrastructure to put it to any use except to market it to the highest bidder. A USN Intelligence report in June 1945 asserts the Japanese already had full performance details for the Ju-390 by October 1943. Before he had a chance to put the attack into motion, what was to be the lead ship, the L-70, was caught coming in over England at the low altitude --- for a Climber --- of around 17,000 feet and shot out of the sky with Stasser in command. A resident of Burlington, Vermont, Ruben Paul Whittemore, has reported he had relatives who witnessed the recovery of three bodies found in the Penobscot river estuary on September 28, 1944 and taken by the U.S. Coast Guard to Rockland Maine Station. She recovered what has been said to be a constructor's plate with raised lettering, albeit somewhat eroded but still readable, with the following: RMZ WURKE Nb 135?34 (Allgemiene) The plan was to use the airfield for a refueling stop. Since nobody was excessively over interested in drawings done by some low level cartoonist, he just stuck them away in his morgue. One day at lunch or over coffee or drinks, and still struggling with his dilemma to complete the story, he mentioned his bomber problem to a fellow artist who just happened to be a cartoonist drawing comics day-to-day for the same publishing company. The words translate roughly into: Kraftstoff = fuel; Feuergefahrlich = highly inflammable or combustible; Wehrmacht = unified armed forces of Nazi Germany. Nothing alive. As found reported in ZEPPELINS: High Altitude Warships, near the end of World War I an attack on the city of New York, composed of three special type of rigid airships called Height Climbers, was being put into place and advocated by Korvettenkapitan Peter Strasser. How the offloading of fuel from the ship or boat to shore was accomplished or how the trucks were filled is not known with any amount of certainty. Under the so-called Two Plus Four Agreement , a 1990 treaty between the two Germanys and World War II allies that paved the way to German reunification, the country also committed to eschew nuclear weapons. October 20th was in fact the date when the Allies intercepted a diplomatic signal to Tokyo giving a table of performance details for the Ju-390, which was so explicit that it was impossible for a program of test flights to have established all this in just the last ten days of october 1944. With all of Campbell's personal loathing about the U.S attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki the Japanese weren't exactly angels themselves, having their own nuke program which they would have used against us given the chance. On my page, as part of what I present regarding the shoot out, I used the four pages. Was it to distract the media from discovering a far more important story?(source). LTS.290 used a number of early Ju.290 prototypes and Ju.90 aircraft to ferry supplies to Tunisia in the closing stages of of the North Africa campaign. Did he just happen to look up from his drawing table on the afternoon of August 28, 1943 and see the fly over of the six-engine Junker and simply incorporate them into his story published January 1944 as though they as a bomber were an everyday German plane? Because of that clearance I met a person called "Harry the Man," who, at that time was considered to be the top-rated high altitude breathing equipment specialist in the world. (source) For example, during World War I, except for fate intervening they came close --- and their method for their planned attack was within reason. They were able to free themselves but couldn't get out of the shed until someone came across them and let them out." At first he thought they were going to be made to get on the plane, but just short of doing so they were forced to their knees and he was sure he was going to be shot in back of the head. By the end of 1944 there was only one company of men left at nearby Fort Brady. Nazi Germany could have developed nuclear weapons if it had won the war. However England was prepared and that late in the war Germany was finding it harder and harder to penetrate England's defenses, while New York had none. As quick as the plane come to a stop than a tanker truck pulled up and started refueling it. … What was most intriguing for me was that when (Ramsey) was creating the drawings for the story neither did he. ", ----------AS SO GRACIOUSLY OFFERED BY----------A READER OF MY WORKS. JU-390 PROTOTYPES. The tops of the drums were stamped with a number of German words including the date 1943. The difficulty most historians have with such a claim is that the Ju-390's first flight is officially stamped into the records as happening two months later, on October 20 1943. Before the Ju-390 ever left Europe German agents scrounged around for a couple 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 airfield fuel trucks or equivalent. Much of the … The flight of the Ju-390 from Europe coming in over Canada and into U.S. airspace to photograph defense plants in Michigan only to exit out over the Atlantic sometime after noon on August 28, 1943 by coming in behind any east-facing aircraft detection systems and passing directly over the city of New York is a total different animal. WHEN WORLD WAR II CAME TO THE SAULT The mission had all probabilities of being detected prior to reaching or accomplishing its goal, so for the Reich to have incorporated some sort of non-conventional top secret weapon they had on the shelf such as an operational heavy water bomb or the German atomic bomb --- or something even more non-probable such as a particle beam delivery system requiring something as large as the sub to power it is questionable at best. The date alone disrupts claims that the first J-390 flight was made in 1943. Hence the submersible. Nazi Germany’s Rejection of “Jewish Physics” Theoretically, by the 1930s Germany had a jump on the rest of the world in atomic research. The photo of RC+DA is given credit to having been taken by a merchant seaman named Ron Wylie of convoy KMF-5 while in support of Operation TORCH. That plan circulated around a practically secret location 350 miles north of the defense plants where two of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior and Lake Huron practically come together at Sault Ste. Strong electrical disturbances and the impossibility to continue radio communication as by lighting turned up. The following is from Footnote [3] as found on the Goose Shoot page: The source for the majority of the airfield use by the German bomber is from a personal interview with an actual eyewitness to the event, a former airman doing routine guard duty the night the plane swept on to the base. As soon as it emptied a second truck pulled up just as quick. 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Soon, out of the dark a huge six engine bomber-like plane with a ton of wheels and later to be seen close up as being painted in a dark camouflage pattern with an iron cross insignia on the side of the fuselage, set down on the runway right in front of him hardly making a sound --- as if it was making an engines off landing. Soon, out of the dark a huge six engine bomber-like plane with a ton of wheels and later to be seen close up as being painted in a dark camouflage pattern with an iron cross insignia on the side of the fuselage, set down on the runway right in front of him hardly making a sound --- as if it was making an engines off landing. Germany did not finish building them, partly because many of the best people studying physics fled Germany after Nazi rule started. The next day his fellow artist went through his morgue and came up with a series of three or four pencil sketches he drew dated August 1943 of a huge six engine plane with a German insignia on the fuselage he saw flying by his high perch window one day in the sky over New York. That late in the war was just what they needed, a game changer, and an Atomic bomb, like the Nagasaki bomb did for the U.S., would have done it. In light of the implications of nuclear weapons, German nuclear fission and related technologies were singled out for special attention. The following is from Footnote [3] as found on the Goose Shoot page: The difficulty most historians have with such a claim is that the Ju-390's first flight is officially stamped into the records as happening two months later, on October 20 1943. Despite the genius of physicists such as Werner Heisenberg, the German nuclear weapon program was stymied by bureaucracy during World War II. "He was doing routine guard duty sometime around midnight out along the edges of the facility when he was taken to the ground by a group of armed men. The quote is from the source so cited: "The officials there told me we had to remain in the bunker for several hours because of the effects of the bomb. The quote is from the source so cited: Before the Ju-390 ever left Europe German agents scrounged around for a couple 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 airfield fuel trucks or equivalent. The quote is from the source so cited: "He was doing routine guard duty sometime around midnight out along the edges of the facility when he was taken to the ground by a group of armed men. Since nobody was excessively over interested in drawings done by some low level cartoonist, he just stuck them away in his morgue. The photo was taken by merchant seaman Ron Whylie whilst his convoy KMF-5 was under attack in late 1942. Just when the townspeople became used to having 12,000 U.S. military personnel in their town, businesses, and their backyards (where anti-aircraft weapons were sometimes positioned), the buildup was reversed. However, over the years following the war quite a number of empty 44 gallon drums similar to the one pictured below were found up and down along the beach and under the water not far Pendills Creek. It was hoped for by the Germans that they could use the Azores as a refueling stop either coming or going or both. Most likely any fully operable and deliverable atomic device would have been aimed toward nothing but the destruction of New York City. They also began exploring ways to generate enough pure uranium and graphite, and researched uranium isotope separation methods.Work on the program sped up quickly in 1945, however, especially after the Soviets learned of the Trinity test. 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