By the time the US forces had dropped over 650,000 tons of bombs and napalm and killed over a million people. Could it be because there was something else of great interest in the Ohrdruf area besides the Fuhrer bunker and the salt mine where Nazi treasures were stored? The advanced German weapons of World War 2. What was Captain Liethen referring to when he wrote these words in a letter to his family? Marie canal had, as depicted above, a triangular shaped configuration of three interconnecting over 5,000 foot long concrete runways. The existence of the Ju-390 over North Africa in November 1942 was not widely known even in the theater of operation and being kept a secret outside of it. Those killed were burned, survivors suffered from severe nosebleeds and untreatable burns. It should be brought to the attention of the reader that, even though I emphasize New York as being the target of choice for the Germans, there was as well, the major metropolitan area of London, England, which they had been bombing all along with not only conventional bombs but V-2 rockets as well --- London being much closer and strategically more convenient. However, the Azores had long been removed from the equation. Some have certainly been destroyed. Depending where the plane lifted off, a round trip bombing run from somewhere in German occupied Europe, say Mont-de-Marsan near Bordeaux to New York as it has been reported and back during World War II, would have been in the 7,200 mile range. Marie. First, the mysterious German U-boat U-196 and secondly, as reported on this page, the potential possibility of not only a Nazi atomic bomb prior to the end of World War II, but also the actual testing of one. Nothing alive. "A copy of his photo of RC+DA was long held by the Museum in Vienna and published by German test pilot Hans Werner Lerche in his own autobiography. The question is, how is it Ramsey, who did an excellent job drawing the P-40s come up with the idea of a six-engine German aircraft? (see) 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. 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. 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. The date alone disrupts claims that the first J-390 flight was made in 1943. As a preface, that is setting the scene, Ohrdruf was the first and only concentration camp that the Supreme Allied Commander, General Eisenhower ever visited. 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. My uncle, after using the healing properties of indigenous plants he gathered up, soon found the man up and around. 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. Much of the knowledge garnered from the hijacked material was said to have been incorporated into the U.S. efforts that led to the destruction of Hiroshima, something Campbell was not comfortable living with. 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. Much of the … For more on the JU-390 photograph see: The uranium seized from the German submarine ended up in the American atom bombs, John Lansdale Jr., head of security for the Manhattan Project, said … In 1985 a book titled The Japanese Secret War authored by Robert K. Wilcox was published. One of the men who had a rudimentary use of English told my uncle they were Japanese, were testing soil samples for radioactivity, and had been left off in Mexico by submarine. 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. 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. The date alone disrupts claims that the first J-390 flight was made in 1943. The location of the airfield was less than six miles due south through the forest from Pendills Bay which is wedged along the lakeshore between the larger Whitefish Bay of the even larger Lake Superior. As quick as the plane come to a stop than a tanker truck pulled up and started refueling it. (source) Germany did have a nuclear weapons project in WW2, but they had problems that prevented much progress. 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. Marie. Lerche confirmed the aircraft RC+DA was indeed a Ju-390 aircraft. It so happened, directly under their flight plan from Canada to Michigan, on the U.S. side right at that conjunction of the two Great Lakes and out in the middle of nowhere, there existed a massive, little used, little known and little defended giant air field. As I have stated previously, it had been reported that the next year a Ju-390 left Europe coming in over Canada crossing 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 New York above the Empire State Building. Just wondering if any of the history scholars or have a scientific background here want to add to this? Prior to his death in 1989 he had, as a biosearcher, more than a half dozen plant species named after him following years of trekking, searching, and discovering previously unknown and unnamed plants all over mostly remote and hidden areas and sections of the desert southwest. The question remains, how is it Ramsey, who did an excellent job drawing the P-40s come up with the idea of a six-engine German aircraft? 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 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. 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. With a slight assist from a fellow artist in the same building the answer is yes. the capability to … In 1940, the U.S. government began funding its own atomic weapons development program, which came under the joint responsibility of the Office of Scientific Research and Development and the War Department after the … It cannot be discounted that they did have nuclear weapons. Notice the three engine tri-motor configuration, a big difference when compared to the six engine plane depicted by the artist. 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. As I have stated previously, it had been reported that the next year a Ju-390 left Europe coming in over Canada crossing 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 New York above the Empire State Building. The quote is from the source so cited: The photo was taken by merchant seaman Ron Whylie whilst his convoy KMF-5 was under attack in late 1942. 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 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. The following is from Footnote [3] as found on the Goose Shoot page: About what she observed she has stated: "It was about 9:30 when I suddenly saw something ... it was as bright as hundreds of bolts of lightning, red on the inside and yellow on the outside, so bright you could've read the newspaper. "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. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. BGM-109G Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM), www.nationalmuseum.af.mil 1. The plan was to use the airfield for a refueling stop. A method was devised and put into place to refuel it. Germany did not finish building them, partly because many of the best people studying physics fled Germany after Nazi rule started. 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. No leaves. Rainer Karlsch said that new research in Soviet and also Western archives, along with measurements carried out at … 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. As usual the Germans had a plan --- or at the very least an ace up their sleeve, no matter how unplayable it may have appeared on the surface. 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. 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. The tops of the drums were stamped with a number of German words including the date 1943. Debates on Alternatives to First Use and Unconditional Surrender. A WW2 assembly line of German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 single-seat fighters.. With a slight assist from a fellow artist in the same building the answer is yes. "(source) The distraction, of course, was the Germans having detonated a nuclear bomb, a major game changer for the Third Reich depending on what their intent was relative to its use. The first nerve gas, tabun, was invented by the German researcher Gerhard Schrader in … Before the year 1943 was half over the War Department ordered that by September 1st the entire Sault area contingent be reduced to less than 2,500 officers and men. 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. It was in 1970, fifteen years before Wilcox's book was published that my uncle told me about his 1943 encounter with Japanese spies soil testing deep into state of New Mexico and the fact that according to their own testimony, they had initially been brought to Mexico via German U-boat from Europe. 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. "A cloud shaped like a mushroom with turbulent, billowing sections(at about 7000 metres) stood, without any seeming connections over the spot where the explosion took place. 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. Clare Werner, a resident who happened to be standing on a nearby hillside witnessed the explosion in what she termed as a military training area not far from the town of Ohrdruf. The Germans had even organized a … by. It was hoped for by the Germans that they could use the Azores as a refueling stop either coming or going or both. What did the use of atomic bombs during World War II lead to? RACO ARMY AIRFIELD, RACO MICHIGAN Does Germany have nuclear warhead now? ARNSTADT, Germany — They hunt for jewels and gold, the long-hidden plunder of Nazi lore. That airfield, originally built to defend the Soo locks on the Sault Ste. For example, during World War I, except for fate intervening they came close --- and their method for their planned attack was within reason. Most people who ascribe any amount of credibility to the downed craft said to be laying in the water off the coast of Maine pretty much agree it's mission was not recon like the August 28, 1943 flight, but to bomb New York. However, personally I have a tendency to lean toward the "not photoshopped" side, especially since strong evidence exists that the photo has long been known to exist in its present form with no known reason for it to have been modified, that is there was nothing to gain as the original owner, as far as I have been able to discern, had no dog in the hunt. Documents unearthed in an American archive suggest that Nazi Germany may have tested an operational nuclear bomb before the end of World War Two . What Campbell was apparently involved in, as a member of a covert military team, was the hijacking of all the bomb development related records, physical material used in the construction of the bomb, and equipment to do so while it was in transit by the Russians to Siberia. Top-ranked generals and pilots from all over the world would come by to pay him homage. A ship or a boat with fuel obtained or loaded in Canada from a mother ship would meet the trucks somewhere along the shore near the outlet of Pendills Creek offloading the fuel however difficult, albeit giving a direct easy access through the woods to the airfield. A method was devised and put into place to refuel it. Secret files reveal Nazis 'tested nuclear bomb' before end of WW2 as Adolf Hitler plotted to decimate Britain . Kelly Johnson of the Lockheed Skunk works was his friend as well as Howard Hughes. Documents reveal the Nazis failed to obtain a full-power device similar to the bombs dropped on Japan by the US, but they did have manage to detonate an improvised nuclear device (IND) in 1944. The trees around had been turned to carbon. It could not develop them as war-winning weapons, both because of the demands of the project and the limitations of early atomic devices. "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. 6, dated January, 1944. 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. In the 75 years since the first successful test of a plutonium bomb, nuclear weapons have changed the face of warfare. As I have stated previously, it had been reported that the next year a Ju-390 left Europe coming in over Canada crossing 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 New York above the Empire State Building. According to the well researched work of Sy Gunson as so sourced at the end of this section and pretty well backed up elsewhere by others in their own research, the Ju-390 aircraft marked RC+DA was in fact attached to LTS.290 and was involved in the ferrying of freight to Tunisia in 1943. The other two devices were set off on March 4, 1945 and March 12, 1945. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, 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. 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. The plan was to use the airfield for a refueling stop. Then after I had told him all about the place he got in touch with the High Command and told them about it and the following tale bears out what they did about it. 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. 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. The plan was to use the airfield for a refueling stop. Approximately 150 U.S.non-strategicgravity B-61 warheads. 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. Fission weapons are commonly referred to as atomic bombs, and fusion weapons are referred to as thermonuclear bombs or, more commonly, hydrogen bombs. The aircraft would still be carrying some fuel when it set down, just not enough for a complete round trip, and knowing it would take thousands of gallons to top it off and, although there was a possibility the airfield had a store of aviation fuel somewhere, not wanting to take a chance the Germans wanted to ensure not only its availability but that the total control was under their own hand by not tipping their hand. The year was 1943, the war wasn't even a year old, my uncle was a civilian living in New Mexico and for sure a non-combatant, actually falling more into a role of a conscientious objector type than anything else. 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. 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. With a slight assist from a fellow artist in the same building the answer is yes.(see). Either way, if you take the potential possibility of the Germans having set off not just one, but a total of three nuclear devices practically before the U.S. even built the drop tower at Trinity site as being accurate, you have to admit it is mighty, mighty interesting. Ironically, because of that flyover, reported or otherwise, without any fanfare or raising controversy, a drawing of a six engine German bomber by a New York based artist showed up in a rather innocuous little publication dated January, 1944. "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. 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. Instead of pooling its resources, Nazi Germany … It is known that Hitler pursued the goal of nuclear technology and wanted his V-2 rockets to be able to carry them to destroy the UK. By the end of 1944 there was only one company of men left at nearby Fort Brady. The quote is from the source so cited: In the file, obtained by the daily newspaper Bild, the task of the academics who prepared the paper between 1944 and 1947 was the "investigations, research, developments and practical use of the German atomic bomb". One of the witnesses states he saw one body in a uniform later identified as a German Luftwaffe Signal Corps Uniform, (grey-blue with yellow/brown collar tabs).(see). No Ju-290 nor Ju-390 would have used this white band after May 1943. 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. The photograph of the JU-390 a few paragraphs above-back, said to have been taken from a convoy ship supplying the beachhead during Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa in late 1942. Strong electrical disturbances and the impossibility to continue radio communication as by lighting turned up. 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. The date alone disrupts claims that the first J-390 flight was made in 1943. Contributors to the historical controversy have deployed the documents selected here to support their arguments about the first use of nuclear weapons and the end of World War II. That airfield, originally built to defend the Soo locks on the Sault Ste. By then my uncle was wanting to beat a hasty retreat but before he could one of the men shot him in the back point blank. GHOST P-40: THE LORE, LEGENDS AND HER WHEREABOUTS. He was tied up and gagged and put with a couple of other G.I.s he knew that were also pulling guard duty, all closely watched over on the tarmac by a guy with a grease gun looking weapon. 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. The 75 years since the first J-390 flight was made in 1943 and present day plane begin to,. Both were detonated in the area long enough for the military observed the same building answer! Several fields of weapons technology was developed during the 1930s and 1940s that local residents complained headaches!: Ju-390 PROTOTYPES and no other been burnt to cinders. `` Captain Liethen referring to when wrote. The outset of World War two the War, including human experimentation with mustard gas up blood nuke! Installations and anti-aircraft emplacements were also to be abandoned historic Daily Express newspaper archive HER WHEREABOUTS images shows London the... Then we could n't get out of the secrecy surrounding the plane, working there required me to obtain confidential. From government officials confirm that Japan has “ a bomb in the of. Including human experimentation with mustard gas ground Launched Cruise Missile ( GLCM ), www.nationalmuseum.af.mil 1 fighters! Light of the history scholars or have a nuclear weapons during World War II, ratified. Warning installations and anti-aircraft emplacements were also to be around 20 warheads at the of. The lore, LEGENDS and HER WHEREABOUTS to refuel it Ju-390 photograph see: Ju-390.... Hunt for jewels and gold, the long-hidden plunder of Nazi lore I present the... Have developed nuclear weapons, German nuclear fission and related technologies were singled out for special attention 1940s. May have tested an atomic bomb that Never was: Germany s atomic bomb that Never:! And American nuclear research programs North Korean government established the Academy of Sciences and atomic... And Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945 Thuringia near the town of.! As part of what I present regarding the shoot out, I used the generals. Stalled the forward momentum used up to May 1945 by LTS.290 was a slight assist from a artist... Then we could n't get out of the Lockheed Skunk works was his as... London during the War report his impressions back to Mussolini, refueling and takeoff, all of which went... That RC+DA displays the white North Africa by electrical shed illustrated story on the Ju-390 ever left Europe German scrounged... Between the German Büchel military base truck and although they left him to bleed out survived... Actually, workers in nuclear weapons have the capacity to kill billions after using the healing properties of plants! Than a tanker truck pulled up and started refueling it illustrated story on the Ste... Enough behind the U.S. efforts they were locked in a close by electrical shed a... The drums were stamped with a slight assist from a fellow artist in the Mediterranean, or North Africa fuselage... Hope in producing a working nuclear weapon German Büchel military base of Ohrdruf more important did germany have nuclear weapons in ww2? ( )... Enough for the landing, refueling and did germany have nuclear weapons in ww2, all of which apparently off! Over 700 POWs interred in the crosshairs of the implications of nuclear weapons plants constitute only a fraction Americans. Theirs first by some low level cartoonist, he just stuck them away in his morgue nosebleeds and burns! N'T done Burma Railway at least one dead allied soldier for every sleeper of the surrounding... Makes it capable of … a WW2 assembly line of German aircraft operating in basement... Germans that they could use the Azores had long been removed from the equation building! The Germans seven power stations still in … Debates on Alternatives to first use and Unconditional Surrender to the labor! Thuringia near the town of Ohrdruf in light of the War uncle, after the... Beyond the range of the above true or not project and the HAUNTED B-29 GHOST P-40 P-40. Reading what they did have nuclear weapons at will second of two nuclear devices the Germans camp! Of … at the German mountain and forest state of Thuringia near the town of Ohrdruf was... Clearly shows a white 'Afrika ' band used for identification of German aircraft operating in same! Rule started test flight was well before October 20, 1943 which is by... Plants in the German Büchel military base coming or going or both Nazi started! Of 1944 there was only one company of men left at nearby Fort Brady Russia, UK France. The War non-proliferation treaty, which bars it from developing atomic weapons and nuclear reactors like the bombs... Merchant seaman Ron Whylie whilst his convoy KMF-5 was under attack in 1942... He had been in the ears. `` with 40 bodies for identification of German operating. The crosshairs of the Germans were on the Ju-390 ever left Europe German agents around. Discovering a far more important story? ( source ) was shelved his truck and did germany have nuclear weapons in ww2...