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Lightning in the Night timeline Chapter 1940

A timeline based on 12 episodes written by Fred Allhof between August 24th to 16th November 1940 in the Liberty magazine and later bundled into a book which was published in the 1970s, the introduction in the book begin as follows:

On June 10, 1939, Liberty publisher, Bernar Macfadded, stated in a editorial that there would be "no war for a year,maybe five years" with Germany, thus Allhof own World War II does not begin until 1945, based on three quite logical premises: first, that Hitler would never gamble on a two front war and thus would honor the nonaggression pact with Stalin, Second, that both Germany and Japan would settle down to assimilating their conquered territories, preferring to extend their power by diplomatic coups and international blackmail. And third, that with European war at a standstill, America would slow her own rearmament efforts and retreat to an isolation position.

Remarks (please note that the book says that Canada and Australia have become republics, changing that would change the core of this timeline which is based on the book to much and as such i decided to keep them as it was).

Somewhere in Augusts 1940 (mention in the book to have taken place and my own interpretation of it)

The battle of Gibraltar is fought between the British defenders, hold up in the colony of Gibraltar versus a joint German-Spanish-Italian force, the battle began when the colony was bombarded by a lightly-armed and careful operating Royal Italian Navy operating out of the Strait of Gibraltar and bombarded from the air by the German Luftwaffe and the Spanish Air Force operating from airfields in Spain, sometime after this, Spanish troops belonging to Generalissimo Franco under the cover of the German Luftwaffe and artillery invaded the colony, thereby securing the Strait of Gibraltar. Later the captured colony of Gibraltar was used to drive a large part of the British Mediterranean Fleet towards the now German-Spanish occupied colony, and hammered by land based artillery; the majority of the British Mediterranean Fleet was sunk, with only a handful of Royal Navy ships managing to escape to safety of the British naval base of Alexandria.

Augusts 13th 1940 (mention in the book but not the date)

The United States Army begins maneuvers involving the entire First Army totaling more than 100,000 troops from all the states on the Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Virginia.

Augusts 17th 1940 (not mention in the book)

The Third Reich establishes "total blockade" of the British Isles and warns that all ships will be sunk without warning.

Augusts 18th 1940 (mention in the book)

A permanent Canadian-American Joint Defense Board is formed as agreed by United States President Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister King whit the goal to upgrade and reinforce Washington state and British Columbia coastal defenses, these include the upgrading of Fort Worden and Fort Casey in Washington state.

Augusts 23rd 1940 (mention in the book to be in service whit the Kriegsmarine)

Bismarck-class battleship KMS Bismarck (41,700 ton) is commissioned into service with the German Kriegsmarine.

Augusts 24th 1940 (mention in the book but not the date)

The United States Army ends the maneuvers involving the First Army that began on Augusts 13th 1940.

Augusts 25th 1940 (mention in the book to be part of the Soviet Union)

The Supreme Soviet (highest legislative body in the Soviet Union) approves the Baltic States request to join the Soviet Union and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania who now officially become Soviet Socialist Republics, incorporated into the Soviet Union.

Augusts 30th 1940 (not mention in the book)

Vichy France consents to Japanese military occupation of ports, airfields, and railroads in northern Indochina.

The Romanian government after having been placed under considerable pressure by the German and Italian government to cede Transylvania to Hungary agrees to the demands and as a result losses more than 16,642 square miles and 2.4 million people to Hungary.

September 2nd 1940 (the plane was in service at the time of the writing of the book and my own interpretation of it)

The United States Army Air Force orders 300 North American Aviation P-51 Apache long-range, single-seat fighters.

September 5th 1940 (not mention in the book but fits what is written in the book)

Having lost Bessarabia and northern Bukovina to the Soviet Union and Transylvania to Hungary, the Romanian government collapsed and a new pro-German government takes over.

September 7th 1940 (first test flight happened at the time of the writing of the book and my own interpretation of it)

The first test flight of the Blohm & Voss BV 222, a six-engined flying boat, happens in the Third Reich.

September 9th 1940 (mention in the book to have a two-oceans fleet)

The United States Navy awards contract for 12 aircraft carriers, 7 battleships, 6 large cruisers and numerous smaller ships to be build. This is in responds to meet the German naval buildup in the Atlantic and the Japanese naval buildup in the Pacific. The "Two-Ocean Navy Act, (a.k.a. Vinson-Walsh Act)," as it is known will cost more than 5.2 billion dollars and will be the largest expansion of the United States Navy in its 165 years of its existence in order to keep up with the German and Japanese naval expansions.

September 11th 1940 (not mention in the book but fits what is written in the book)

United States President Roosevelt appoints a board which is to survey the naval shore establishment with a view to the requirements of the two-ocean Navy.

September 14th 1940 (mention in the book)

The Selective Training and Service Act (a.k.a. Burk-Wadsworth Act) is passed by the Congress of the United States and requires that men between the ages of 21 and 35 register with local draft boards

September 16th 1940 (mention in the book)

The Germans win the Battle of Britain and Great Britain, cut off from supplies by U-Boats and subject to relentless bombing is forced to sign a Nazi-peace treaty, whit the British Royal Navy and British possessions being ordered to surrender to safe city’s not yet destroyed.

British Empire in pieces as Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa are refusing to sign Nazi-peace treaty and have declared their independence.

September 17th 1940 (mention in the book)

The British plenipotentiary commission under the leadership of Sir Samuel Hoare signs in Berlin the most disastrous peace treaty in the modern history.

Remaining British Mediterranean Fleet, who after the disastrous Battle of Gibraltar had not left the British naval base of Alexandria, scuttles itself after receiving the word that Great Britain has surrender to the Third Reich in order to prevent the capture of the fleet by the Germans.

The British Home Fleet is ordered to surrender to the Third Reich as transmitted to Great Britain.

With hysterical street crowds thundering adulation of the man who made Germany unquestioned master of half the world, disarmed officers belonging to the defeated British Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force are paraded true the streets of the Third Reich capital of Berlin, to be spat upon by holiday-making spectators.

September 18th 1940 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

The Third Reich claims all formal British, France, Netherlands and Danish colony’s in the western hemisphere.

Canada becomes the Republic of Canada and takes over the former British colony of Newfoundland.

British First Sea Lord Sir Dudley Pound meets with German Großadmiral (Grand Admiral) Erich Raeder on board the Bismarck-class battleship KMS Bismarck for the terms of surrendering of the British Home Fleet as the Third Reich wants to prevent the British Home Fleet from scuttling itself like the British Mediterranean Fleet in Alexandria.

September 19th 1940 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

The Third Reich in a strongly worded note handed over to the United States government claims that the Monroe Doctrine doesn't apply to transfer of possession between European powers as according to the Third Reich, the Monroe Doctrine is an instrument put in place to prevent European powers from gaining new territories in the Western Hemisphere, but doesn't apply in the transfer of colony’s between European powers. And therefore Third Reich request, that the United States of America must whiteout question, agree with the Third Reich occupation of all former British possessions in the New world, as well as insular and continental holdings of France, Netherlands and Denmark which have been provisionally held by the United States of America sins shortly after the capitulation of France.

September 20th 1940 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

Australia and New Zealand form the Republic of Australia-New Zealand.

Senator Chad Fiigus of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations during a statement to several correspondents told them that the Third Reich note delivered a day earlier to the United States government in which the Third Reich claims that the Monroe Doctrine doesn't apply to them is valid and that in the interest of maintaining peace a joint commission between the United States of America and the Third Reich is to be formed which will look into who the rightful possessor of British, France, Netherlands and Danish colony’s in the western hemisphere is.

September 21st 1940 (not mention in the book)

The British Eastern Fleet consisting of two heavy cruisers (HMS Shropshire and HMS Dorsetshire), five cruisers (HMS Emerald, HMS Durban, HMS Dauntless, HMS Ceres and HMS Colombo), five destroyers (HMS Scout, HMS Stronghold, HMS Tenedos, HMS Thanet and HMS Thracian) refuses to surrender to the Third Reich and as a result joins the Republic of Australia-New Zealand Navy which is made up of the former Royal Australian Navy and the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy.

September 22nd 1940 (not mention in the book)

The first British Home Fleet warships begin to arrive in the Third Reich naval base of Wilhelmshaven, where the will be handed over to the Kriegsmarine.

The Vichy French government signs an agreement with the Japanese government at Hanoi ceding airfields and agreeing to admit Japanese troops into northern Indochina.

September 23rd 1940 (mention in the book)

United States of America agrees to form a German-American colonial commission to look into the matter of ownership of British, France, Netherlands and Danish colony’s in the western hemisphere, as rumors circulated that the United States Navy and Republic of Canada Navy are not strong enough to protect the European possessions in the western hemisphere, if it should come to a confrontation between them and the Third Reich ,who’s Kriegsmarine has grown enormously sins the took over the former British royal navy.

September 24th 1940 (not mention in the book)

The Third Reich takes control of the former Royal Naval bases of Port Said and Alexandria while also assuming control of the Suez Canal.

September 26th 1940 (not mention in the book)

Whit out the British to back them, the last Free French forces surrender to German and Vichy French forces in French Cameroon and French Equatorial Africa.

September 27th 1940 (mention in the book)

Last ship of the British Home Fleet warships arrive in the German Kriegsmarine naval base of Wilhelmshaven.

The German, Italian and Japanese governments sign a Three-Power Pact in Berlin. The treaty calls for total aid (military and economic) to the three members of the pact for ten years. The three states promised each other mutual assistance in the event that any of them became involved in a war with a power not then a belligerent. The goal of the agreement is to "promote the prosperity of their peoples."

October 8th 1940 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

Heinrich Himmler is appointed the first Gauleiter of occupied United Kingdom.

October 16th 1940 (mention in the book)

The Roosevelt administration announces that 16.4 million American men have registered for the military draft as the first step towards expanding the United States military forces.

Somewhere in early October 1940 (mention in the book to be somewhere between 1940 and 1941)

The German-American colonial commission agrees to give the former British colony of Bermuda, the status of an independent country, where neither the United States nor the Third Reich will lay claim on, nor either country will occupy.

October 13th 1940 (not mention in the book)

The Empire of Japan and the Third Reich sign the Tokyo agreement, in which the Empire of Japan is allowed to take over former British Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, British Ceylon, British Burma, Netherlands East Indies and all British and French islands in the Oceania region who have not joined the Republic of Australia-New Zealand. In the Tokyo agreement it is also agreed that the former British colony of India which has disintegrated into the hundreds of small states of which it formerly consisted will be divided between the Empire of Japan and the Third Reich while Africa and the Middle East will fall in the German sphere of influence.

October 15th 1940 (not mention in the book)

The first Japanese Imperial Navy ships arrive in several ports in the Netherlands East Indies where they begin unloading Imperial Army troops who are to secure the former Netherlands colony for the Empire of Japan as agreed under the Tokyo agreement.

October 16th 1940 (mention in the book)

Sixteen million men register for the draft under Selective Training and Service Act.

November 1st 1940 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

With work on Naval Air Station Alameda located in the San Francisco Bay under way in order for it to be able to facilitated two carrier air wings, five seaplane squadrons and two utility squadrons, additional funding is approve for construction of two seaplane hangars and an aircraft carrier berthing pier.

November 2nd 1940 (not mention in the book)

The United States government and Canadian government sign a major defense agreement in which the United States government transfers 25 destroyers to the Republic of Canada Navy in exchange for use of air fields and naval bases used by the Republic of Canada armed forces.

November 5th 1940 (mention in the book as still being president)

Franklin D. Roosevelt wins another term as president of the United States of America.

November 6th 1940 (mention in the book to be an independent nation and my own interpretation of it)

The Governor of Bermuda becomes the first president of an independent Republic of Bermuda as was decided by the German-American colonial commission in October 1940.

November 11th 1940 (not mention in the book)

The Japanese rename the former Netherlands colony of Netherlands East Indies to Japanese East Indies.

November 13th 1940 (not mention in the book)

With the Empire of Japan taking over all former British, Netherlands and French possessions in Asia the Australian-New Zeeland General Staff puts out specifications for a tank capable of a top speed of 56 km per hour with a range of 240 km, armaments consisting of a 2 pounder anti-tank gun and a Vickers machine gun and to be operated by a crew of 4.

November 20th 1940 (not mention in the book)

The United States government and the Canadian government agreed to a standardization of Canadian and American military weapons and equipment. The agreement established a general policy of pooling Canadian and American technical knowledge, patents, and formulas for weapons production.

November 30th 1940 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

The Kingdom of Greece cedes over it naval base in Salamis to the Third Reich.

December 1st 1940 (not mention in the book but involves a person who is mentioned in the book)

Manuel Cuevas is elected as the 45th President of Mexico.

December 6th 1940 (not mention but the ship was under construction at the time of the United Kingdom surrendering she most likely is built for the Republic of Australian-New Zeeland Navy).

RANZS Bathurst, the first of 25 Bathurst-class corvettes is commission into the Republic of Australian-New Zeeland Navy.

Somewhere in early December 1940 (mention in the book)

The Republic of Canada opens here shipyards in Vancouver, Quebec and Victoria to the United States of America, in order to assists the United States of America, in building a two oceans fleet, which will counter the German Kriegsmarine and the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Somewhere in middle of December 1940 (mention in the book but not the month)

The United States government orders the construction of bombproof fortresses along strategic points along its coast, one of these places is Chesapeake Bay, where three massive outer-line forts are to be constructed; one on Cape Charles, one on Cape Henry and a third between the two capes on Middleground Shoals and these will be armed with fixed 16 inch and 14 inch guns and with 12-inch guns and mortars.

Somewhere in late December 1940 (not mention in the book)

German Chancellor Adolf Hitler has a meeting with Spanish Generalissimo Francisco Franco where they discuss a plan to invade neutral Portugal.

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jemhouston wrote:
Like the way this unfolding

Be aware this is mostly based on a book written in 1940 when the Battle of Britain was going on, while i could have change the setting and kept Canada ore Australia part of the empire, it would be not faithful to the book.

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Lightning in the Night timeline Chapter 1941

January 10th 1941 (mention in the book to be in service and my own interpretation of it)

The United States Army introduces the 105 mm M1 super-heavy anti-aircraft gun, complementing the smaller and more mobile 90 mm M1 heavy anti-aircraft gun already in service.

January 15th 1941 (not mention in the book)

RCS Annapolis, the first of 25 Wickes-class destroyers, designated as the Canadian Town-class destroyer in Republic of Canada Navy arrives at Halifax, Nova Scotia. RCS Annapolis is one of 25 destroyers transferred by the United States of America to the Republic of Canada in exchange for the United States Armed Forces usage of air fields and naval bases in use by the Republic of Canada Armed Forces.

January 16th 1941 (mention in the book to be in service)

German Graf Zeppelin-class aircraft carrier KMS Graf Zeppelin (33,550 ton) is commissioned as the first of several aircraft carriers under construction for the Kriegsmarine.

January 27th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

Treated with invasion, the Republic of Turkey is forced to transfer control of the port city of İzmit to the Third Reich who wants to use the port city to prevent the Soviet Union from sending warships to and from the Black Sea.

January 28th 1941 (not mention in the book)

RCS Burwell, the last of 25 Wickes-class destroyers, designated as the Canadian Town-class destroyer in Republic of Canada Navy arrives at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

January 29th 1941 (not mention in the book)

The Soviet Union issues a formal protest to the Third Reich in responds to the Republic of Turkey transferring control of the port city of İzmit to the Third Reich and announces that the Soviet Black Sea Fleet will hold a week long naval exercise to show that the Soviet Union is prepared to defend itself against any treats.

January 30th 1941 (mention in the book but not the month or the date)

The Third Reich, suffers a food shortages in the wake of the German conquest of mainland Europe, and the Third Reich asks the United States of America to help it rebuild mainland Europe and whit daily photos of children in German occupied Great Britain, Belgium and France, makes it hard for the American public to say no, resulting in the creation of the American Food Relief Committee headed by former president Herbert Hoover who issued reports of conditions so horrible that the United States of America raises millions of dollars by subscription for the conquered starving peoples.

February 1st 1941 (not mention in the book but most likely to happen in responds to the creation of the German Caribbean Fleet)

The Roosevelt administration raises the status of the United States Patrol Force in the Caribbean to squadron status in responds to the creation of the German Caribbean Fleet and begins planning to enhanced the resources in the region.

February 2nd 1941 (not mention in the book)

The Soviet flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, Parizhskaya Kommuna, cruisers Voroshilov, Chervona Ukraina, Krasnyi Kavkaz and their destroyer’s escorts begin a one week naval excises in the Black Sea in responds to the Third Reich getting control of the Turkish port city of İzmit.

February 7th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

Six months after the gateway to the Mediterranean fell under German-Spanish-Italian control, the Spanish State transfers control of Gibraltar to the Third Reich who will use Gibraltar as a naval base for the German Mediterranean fleet.

February 10th 1941 (not mention in the book but most likely to have happened)

The Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda, the former principal base of the Royal Navy in the Western Atlantic from 1795 to 1941 as part of the German-American colonial commission agreement made in October 1940 is with the Royal Navy no longer existing and the island of Bermuda being an independent country without a need for a navy closed.

February 15th 1941 (mention in the book)

The Soviet Union after having conquered small bits of Poland, Finland and Romania, subjecting Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and annexing Bessarabia and Bukovina is during another attempt to take over the Dardanelles in order to counter the Third Reich control of the former Turkish port city of İzmit and thereby making it harder for the Soviet Union to launch naval attacks against the Third Reich, is treated with total war by the Third Reich if they continue whit their attempts and as a results the Soviet Union backs down, mainly due the Soviet Union suffering a poor crop, Great Britain surrendering to the Third Reich, the Third Reich canceling the German-Soviet none aggression pact not soon after they had conquered Great Britain and the British used Burma Road, supply artery for China being closed by the Empire of Japan being the reasons why the Soviet Union is in no condition to conduct a war against the Third Reich.

February 21st 1941 (mention in the book)

German Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels warns the British people, that the continuing attempts by the British resistance to undermine the German occupation will be dealt accordingly, as the punitive bombing of Westminster Abby and the razing of Oxford have shown so far.

The official Third Reich news service, announces from London that the bodies of the seventeen schoolboys found guilty by the Peoples court in Leeds, for conducting subversive activities and subsequently executed before a Gestapo firing squad are to be buried inside the prison walls, to avoid further unhappy incidents from occurring.

February 27th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

The Treaty of Berlin is signed between the United States of America and the Third Reich and whit it the world has become a different place as formal British, France, Netherlands, Belgian and Danish colony’s become part of the Third Reich, when the German-American colonial commission deciding in favor of the Third Reich, when they concluded that the Monroe Doctrine does not prevent the transfer from formal British, France, Netherlands colony’s in the Americans to the Third Reich.

February 30th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

United States Department of the Interior begins an intern debate, to give the Philippines its independence without delay, and to look into the possibility if an international commission can be formed to decide over all other American possessions in the Pacific Ocean, who form a burden for the United States Navy.

March 1st 1941 (not mention in the book)

Bulgaria and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia become the newest members of the Tripartite Pact.

March 2nd 1941 (mention in the book but not the date)

The Republic of Australia-New Zealand, under increasing pressure from the Empire of Japan in Japanese East Indies (former Netherlands East Indies) and the German Kriegsmarine operating out of German-India and German Africa, begins an ambitious program to expand its navy, which already consist of four heavy cruisers, eleven cruisers and nine destroyers who were previous in service with the former Royal Australian Navy, New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy and the British Eastern Fleet.

March 4th 1941 (not mention in the book)

A Pro-German government is installed in the Kingdom of Iraq.

March 5th 1941 (United States is mention in the book to be still in Panama)

The Panamanian government grants the United States the right to extend American air defenses beyond the limits of the Canal Zone.

March 7th 1941 (mention in the book that the Stuka is used onboard the Graf Zeppelin)

The first navalized Junkers Ju 87C "Stuka" dive bomber takes off from Graf Zeppelin-class aircraft carrier KMS Graf Zeppelin during here sea trails in the Baltic Sea.

March 10th 1941 (not mention in book but most likely to happen)

The Australian-New Zeeland Armoured Corps is formed by placing the 1st Light Tank Company (Australia) and the 2nd Light Tank Company (Australia) in one corps.

March 17th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

Seven United States senators who are members of the World Peace Bloc try to the prevent the McRoy-Polter Bill, which would see the spending of some one billion dollars, for building gigantic and modern navy and airbases on the East-coast of Florida and the island of Puerto Rico, in order to counter the fortifications the Third Reich is rumored to be building on Jamaica and Trinidad from passing.

Whit the Empire of Japan in full control over the former British colonies of Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ceylon, Burma and Japanese East Indies (former Netherlands East Indies), the Empire of Japan is now in control of much of Asia with only the Republic of Australia-New Zealand and the United States of America having major holdings left in Asia.

March 20th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

Pravda, the official newspaper of the Soviet Union publishes an article written by Josef Stalin himself in which he proclaims that the Italian-German axis is collapsing.

March 24th 1941 (mention in the book to be part of the Third Reich)

The Third Reich dispatched German troops to occupy former Netherlands Guyana, British Guyana and French Guyana as agreed under the Treaty of Berlin, the three colonies will be combined to form one colony called German Guyana.

March 25th 1941 (not mention in the book when the Germans took over control)

Greenland and Iceland are occupied by the Third Reich as agreed under the Treaty of Berlin.

March 27th 1941 (mention in the book but not the month ore day)

Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano is called to a conference by Adolf Hitler in Berlin. During the conference Adolf Hitler explained to Ciano that he had a plan. The stupid nonsense published by the Soviet Union about an impending break between the Third Reich and Italy had to be squelched. As according tho Hitler that now in this moment of history they have to put up a unified front against these filthy Soviet propaganda intended to drive a wedge into their relations The plan Hitler had was simple. In May 1938 when Adolf Hitler had visited Rome he with Mussolini, watched a mass demonstration by Italy’s fighting troops. On the following day they had gone to Naples to review a great naval display. Adolf Hitler suggestion to Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano is for that show to be repeated. On May 1st 1941, Stalin would parade his great Army in Red Square. On May 2nd Adolf Hitler suggested the fighting forces of the Kingdom of Italy and the Third Reich could show their teeth. Italy would gather her officers, her finest troops, in the square outside the Palazzo Venezia, and would line the Centocelle military airport at Rome with here fighting planes, to be sent up in great formations as a welcome to the Third Reich air fighters. Simultaneously, the finest units of both the royal Italian navy and German Kriegsmarine would lei at anchor in the Bay of Naples. This idea of Adolf Hitler sounded great and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano discussed it with prime minster Benito Mussolini who would approve of the idea shortly after.

March 28th 1941 (not mention in the book but most likely to have happen)

American and Canadian military officials met secretly in Washington, DC and developed a common Canadian-American strategy in case of war with the Third Reich or the Empire of Japan. Both countries agreed that in the event of war with both Third Reich or the Empire of Japan, the concentration of force should be directed against the Germans.

March 29th 1941 (hints of the Bill passing are made in the book)

The McRoy-Polter Bill passes in the United States senate despite opposition of the World Peace Bloc who tried to the prevent the McRoy-Polter Bill from passing, whit the Bill now passed construction on modern navy and airbases on the East-coast of Florida and the island of Puerto Rico can begin.

April 8th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

Nuuk the capital and largest city of Greenland is renamed by the Third Reich as Hitlerhafen.

April 10th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

A map of Europe and the Americans shows the changes in status of the former British, French, Netherlands, Danish and Belgian colonies under the Treaty of Berlin, since the German-American colonial commission decided in favor of the Third Reich contention that the Monroe doctrine does not prevent the transfer to the Reich of European colonies in the Americans. Alsace-Lorraine and Normandy, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark and Norway have become integral part of the Third Reich. United Kingdom and occupied France are designated as "subject areas" each with its own Gaulleiter. The administration of the new so-called Fuhrer Colonies is under the direct control of Fuhrer himself. The only Fuhrer Colonies in the continental Americans are the Guineas, Falklands Islands and what was formerly British Honduras. Nearest to the United States are Greenland, Clipperton Island and the former British, French and Netherlands West Indies.

April 11th 1941 (based on the description of a bomber in service in the book)

Whit the United Kingdom having falling a year early to the might of the Nazi 'Blitz', the United States Army Air Force comes to the conclusion, that might it come to a war between the United States versus the Third Reich ore the Empire of Japan, it will not be able to bomb targets in those countries at the present time as no strategic bomber in service whit the United States Army Air Force at the current moment can reach the Third Reich ore the Empire of Japan from bases in North America, that’s way the United States Army Air Force opens up a design competition for a long-range bomber that is capable of reaching the Third Reich ore the Empire of Japan.

April 25th 1941 (was under construction at the time writing of the book and my own interpretation of it)

The last of twelve build Tambor-class submarine named USS Gudgeon is commissioned into the United States Navy. The Tambor-class will be succeeded by the X-class submarine which first one will be commissioned somewhere in the end of 1941.

Somewhere in late of April 1941 (mention in the book)

The Third Reich begins construction of air bases on Greenland and Iceland.

May 1st 1941 (mention in the book)

The first Defense Bonds and Defense Savings Stamps go on sale in the United States, to help fund the greatly increased production of military equipment.

A large military parade is held by the Soviet Army at the Red Square in Moscow.

May 2nd 1941 (mention in the book)

A day known as black Friday or the second Trojan horse happens when the Germans under the pretext of a large German-Italian parade held in Rome and Naples, mange to take over the country whit out a shot fired and make it Italy part of the Third Reich.

The Third Reich manage to do that by telling the royal Italian armed force to gather its three services at several places, but in fact was to place all key Italian forces in three places in Rome and Naples, where they could be taken over by German forces, whit out a single shot being fired, these places where:

Palazzo di Venezia where all officers of the Royal Italian Army, Royal Italian Navy and the Royal Italian Air Force and here elite troops where to be paraded.

Military airfield of Centocelle outside of Rome , where all of the Royal Italian Air Force fighter planes would be gather ,so that they could welcome a large German fighter formation.

In the Bay of Naples where the elite unites of the Royal Italian Navy and German Kriegsmarine would gather and were also the general staff of the royal Italian armed force, the king and queen of Italy, prime minster Benito Mussolini, marshal Badoglio, admiral Cavagnari and general Pricolo would be on board the German battleship KMS Tirpitz, where they would watch the naval parade.

May 14th 1941 (not mention in the book)

The Graf Zeppelin-class aircraft carrier KMS Peter Strasser (34,000 ton) is commissioned into the Kriegsmarine.

May 16th 1941 (mention in the book but not the date)

The United States War Department organizes a Civilian Aircraft Warning Service, the civilian arm of the Army’s Ground Observer Corps which will enlist thousands of residents in every coastal state of the United States of America as spotters of enemy aircraft.

May 22nd 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

Boeing, Consolidated Aircraft, Lockheed and Douglas submitted their design for a long-range bomber to the United States Army Air Force.

May 25th 1941 (not mention in the book)

Former British aircraft carrier Illustrious is commissioned into the Kriegsmarine service as the Manfred von Richtofen-class aircraft carrier, KMS Manfred von Richtofen.

June 4th 1941 (not mention in the book)

A court-martial in Toulouse sentenced de Gaulle to death for treason against the Vichy regime.

June 7th 1941 (mention in the book)

The Third Reich signs an agreement whit Mexico, allowing the Germans to establish two Mexican bases for their new high-speed German ocean-passenger planes. The terminal for the Atlantic service will be at Tampico and the one for the Pacific in Ensenada, Baja California. Building of these two completely equipped modern airports in Mexico will start at once from plans that are already drawn up in the Third Reich.

June 9th 1941 (mention in the book but not the date)

The Argentinian government signs a trade agreement whit the Third Reich. The Third Reich will buy seventy-two percent of Argentina annual beef output and pay for it with industrial machines and military material.

June 10th 1941 (not mention in the book)

A month after Italy was annex into the Third Reich as a result of Black Friday on May 2nd 1941, the governments of Germany and Japan announce in a joint statement that the former Tripartite Pact will remain in effect under the new name of the Berlin-Tokyo Pact.

June 16th 1941 (mention in the book but not the date)

Third Reich experts in animal husbandry and veterinary medicine depart the port of Bremen on board the luxury liner Magda Goebbels (ex-Queen Elizabeth) to direct Argentina cattle-raising and meat-packing industries.

June 25th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

The United States Department of State issues a formal protest towards the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, concerning the building of German naval and air bases on the islands of Trinidad, Jamaica and other islands in the Caribbean’s which the Third Reich took over from the British, French and the Netherlands. The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds is that the protests made by United States Department of State have no ground, as the United States of America themselves are building navy and airbases on the East-coast of Florida, the island of Puerto Rico and Guantanamo Bay.

June 28th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

The National Defense Research Committee an organization created "to coordinate, supervise, and conduct scientific research on the problems underlying the development, production, and use of mechanisms and devices of warfare is superseded by the Office of Scientific Research and Development which will coordinate scientific research for military purposes.

July 2nd 1941 (not mention in the book)

The Republic of Canada Air Force Women’s Division (RCAWD) is created. The function of the RCAWD is to replace men previous employed in administrative, clerical and other comparable types of service employment so that they can be allow to fulfill heavier duties.

4th July 1941 (not mention in book)

The Canadian government awards Canadian Vickers a contract to produce PBV-1 "Canso" amphibians (a version of the Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boat) for the Republic Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

July 5th 1941 (not mention in the book)

The Ecuadorian Army invades Peruvian territory in the Zarumilla province in responds the Peruvian Army launch a counter attack starting the Ecuadorian-Peruvian War.

July 7th 1941 (mention in the book of a German six-engine flying boat and my own interpretation of it)

Production of the Blohm & Voss BV 224, a six-engine German flying boat and successor to the Blohm & Voss BV 222 begins in the Third Reich. The BV 224 only difference in comparison to the BV 222 is it capability of being able to transport one light tank weighing up to 10 tons or abbe to carry 91 fully equipped infantrymen more than 4,000 kilometers.

July 12th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

German and Spanish forces invade Portugal.

July 21st 1941 (not mention in the book)

The Ecuadorian-Peruvian War ends when Ecuador request a cease-fire due the Peruvian Army being in control of the Ecuadorian province of El Oro and some towns of the Andean province of Loja.

August 1st 1941 (not mention in the book but most likely to have happened)

The Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (BVRC) and the Bermuda Militia Artillery (BMA) are disbanded by the Bermuda government now the main function of protecting the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda, closed in February 1941 is no longer needed. The disbanding also happens as a result of the United States of America and the Third Reich (part of the German-American colonial commission agreement made in October 1940) who agreed that they will not lay claim on, nor will occupy the island of Bermuda.

August 8th 1941 (not mention in the book that they were transferred and thus are still part of the United States in this timeline)

The United States Department of the Interior decides to cancel the plan to hand over other American possessions in the Pacific Ocean. This means that the island of Guam, Wake Island, Midway Atoll, Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll and Palmyra Atoll will remain under the control of the United States of America.

Augusts 10th 1941 (not mention in the book)

The United States Army begins the 2nd Louisiana maneuvers involving 500,000 men, in 19 Army Divisions, taking place over 3,400 square miles of Louisiana.

August 12th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

After a month of fighting the German-Spanish invasion of Portugal ends with the Germans and Spain in full control of Portugal. With the invasion over the Germans get control of Portugal, its African colony’s, the Portuguese archipelagos of Azores and Madeira and the former Portuguese colony in India while the Empire of Japan taking over the former Portuguese colony of Macau and East Timor.

Augusts 13th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

The Neue Duetschland (ex-Britannic) ocean liner makes here first trans-Atlantic voyage from Hamburg to Buenos Aries under the new ownership of the Hamburg-South America Line.

Augusts 15th 1941 (mention in the book as part of the McRoy-Polter Bill and my own interpretation of it)

Work begins on Naval Station Ponce, Puerto Rico which is intended to become the main operating base for the newly established United States Caribbean Squadron. When completed, a tremendous project, requiring five years to complete it will be equipped with a protected anchorage, a battleship graving dock, major repair facilities, fuel depot, supply depot, hospital and numerous other shore-based activities.

Augusts 16th 1941 (one of this class is mention in the book)

The last of four ordered South Dakota-class battleships is commissioned into the United States Navy and is given the name USS Alabama.

Augusts 19th 1941 (Not mention in the book)

With the decision not to sell American possessions in the Pacific Ocean (island of Guam, Wake Island, Midway Atoll, Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll and Palmyra Atoll) results that United States increase ore establish new garrisons on some of the islands, one of the island that will receive a garrison is Wake Island that will be garrisoned by the United States Marine Corps 1st Defense Battalion.

Somewhere in late Augusts 1941 (mention in the book, but not the date)

Former Italian prime minster Benito Mussolini who was arrested by the Germans after the German takeover of Italy on May 2nd 1941, and held sins that day in the mountain resort Campo Imperatore under house arrest, is sent by the Third Reich into exile towards the island of Corvo, the smallest island in the former Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, now German Azores.

September 6th 1941 (not mention in the book)

The United States Army in need of a good tank begins production of the Medium Tank M3 which is armed whit a 75 mm gun in an offset sponson mounted in the hull and a small turret with a lighter, high-velocity 37 mm gun mounted in the hull.

September 19th 1941 (not mention in the book)

The prototype of the RAC Woomera twin-engine attack aircraft which is produced by Republic Aircraft Corporation (RAC) is test flown for the very first time by the Republic of Australia-New Zealand Air Force (RANZAF).

September 23rd 1941 (mention in the book)

The United States of America State Department believing that a German-dominated Europe would be able to constrict cheap labor would deal the United States a economic blow in a effort to soften that blow calls together a Inter-American conference at Havana in an effort to work out with the other republics of the Western Hemisphere a trade-cartel plan whereby the resources of the Americans will be pooled together. The Havana Conference as it is called, proofs costly and not at all satisfying as some countries in South America accepted American cash in the form of loans, then later declared the plan unworkable and turned to the Third Reich as their best market for products which the United States also hoped to sell abroad.

September 29th 1941 (not mention in the book but most likely would have happen)

The German Kriegsmarine re-commissioned the last former Royal Italian Navy battleship that was captured during black Friday, together with the six other former Italian battleships it will form the main unit in the German Mediterranean Fleet based out of Alexandria, Egypt.

October 4th 1941 (not mention in the book)

The United States Army ends the 2nd Louisiana maneuvers which began on Augusts 10th 1941 and which was the largest United States Army maneuvers to date.

October 10th 1941 (not mention in the book)

The first Tomahawk Mk I, the Canadian version of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk begins flying with the Republic of Canada Air Force.

November 12th 1941 (mention in the book that there is a large airfield located on the island)

The Third Reich now in control of the former British Falklands islands begins constructing a large Luftwaffe base near Graf-Speehaven (Former Port Stanly), capitol of the German-Falklands. The building of the Luftwaffe base is part of a large construction work going on the island which includes building large oil tanks for aircraft and supporting facilities which if all goes to plan will be completed somewhere in 1943.

Somewhere in early of December 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

Fort Knox, Kentucky where previous the gold reserve of the United States of America is turned into a storage place for more valuable resources like, quinine, chrome, tin and nickel now that gold standard doesn't exist anymore.

The Third Reich takes over control of the Vichy France colony of St. Pierre and Miquelon, two islands off the coast of the former British colony of Newfoundland which is now part of the Republic of Canada, but claimed as being part of the Third Reich due it being a former British colony.

Somewhere in middle of December 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

The former British King George V-class battleship, HMS King George V now in the possession of the Third Reich is commissioned after being completed in German occupied Great Britain as the Himmler-class battleship, KMS Himmler with three more under construction in German occupied Great Britain.

December 29th 1941 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

The Germans transfer the control of German occupied France to Vichy France, which will be combined to form the new country called the Fascist State of France, whit the Third Reich maintaining possession of the province Normandy and Alsace-Lorraine.

December 30th 1941 (not mention in the book but most likely to happen)

The first Canadian produced Tank, Cruiser, Mk I "Bison I" based on the United States designed Medium Tank M3 enters in service with the 1st Canadian Armored Brigade, one of four armored brigades in the Republic of Canada Army.

December 31st 1941 (not in the book but is related to a submarine mention in the book)

The first United States Navy X-class submarine named USS X1 is commissioned into the United States Navy.

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January 10th 1942 (not mention in the book)

Second Himmler-class battleship KMS Hindenburg is completed in German occupied United Kingdom for use whit the Kriegsmarine.

January 27th 1942 (mention in the book to be there)

After three years of work, submarine base Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands is completed. This submarine base is able to accommodate up to six submarines belonging to the United States Navy.

January 21st 1942 (not mention in the book where the capital of the Fascist State of France is located)

The Fascist State of France moves it capital from the town of Vichy to the city of Paris.

January 29th 1942 (not mention in the book)

The Protocol of Peace, Friendship, and Boundaries between Peru and Ecuador, an international agreement is signed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by the foreign ministers of Peru and Ecuador, with the participation of the Third Reich, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina as guarantors.

February 4th 1942 (mention in the book to be an independent country and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

Representatives of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of the Philippines sign the Treaty of Manila in which the independence of the Commonwealth of the Philippines is guarantee by the United States and that the United States will supply the Philippines with arms, ammunition, equipment and supplies so it will be able to better counter the Empire of Japan who now dominates much of Southeast Asia.

February 5th 1942 (mention in the book to have happen in 1942 but not the month ore date)

The Third Reich is renamed, becoming the United Greater German Reich, a name chosen to mirror the fact that much of main land Europe, Africa and the Caribbean is now part of Germany.

February 6th 1942 (mention in the book to and my own interpretation of what is written in it )

The United States of America and the Republic of Canada begin work on building a highway in Canada that will join the United States territory of Alaska to the rest of the United States of America highway system.

February 12th 1942 (mention in the book to have naval and airbases and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The United Greater German Reich begins construction of naval and airbases in the German Azores (formally Portuguese Azores).

February 23rd 1942 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

Brazilian Dictator and president Getúlio Vargas is deposed by the Brazilian integralists, a far right political movement that is friendly towards the United Greater German Reich.

February 24th 1942 (not mention in the book but he is most likely the person to become president of Brazil)

Plínio Salgado, leader and founder of the Brazilian integralists becomes the 15th president of Brazil.

February 25th 1942 (mention in the book but not the month or date)

Airline company Pan American Airways is thrown out Brazil by the new Brazilian pro-United Greater German Reich-government and replaced by the United Greater German Reich state airliner Lufthansa, who will fly domestic routes in Brazil and even some intercontinental routes from German South Africa to Brazil.

February 26th 1942 (not mention in the book)

Manufactured by New South Wales Railway Company and assembled by Chullora Tank Assembly Shops in Sydney, the Cruiser tank Mark I (AC1) "Sentinel I", the first Australian-New Zeeland designed is completed. Armed with a 2-pounder anti-tank gun, a crew of 4 and a top speed of 48 km per hour, the Sentinel I is the first locally produced tank to enter into service with the Australian-New Zeeland Armoured Corps.

February 28th 1942 (not mention in the book but relates to a ship that was under construction at that time)

The Los Angeles Times publish an article with a picture of a large new Japanese battleship named Yamato laying in Japanese controlled Singapore revealing for the first time the existence of a new Japanese battleship.

March 7th 1942 (mention in the book but not the month or date)

The new Brazilian pro-United Greater German Reich-government and the United Greater German Reich sign a trade treaty allowing the United Greater German Reich to send their its own directors, inspectors and workers to Brazilian plantations and mines.

March 16th 1942 (not mention in the book)

Faced with the Empire of Japan having swallowed up much of Asia, the Republic of Australia-New Zealand Air Force (RANZAF) orders more than 102 RAC Woomera twin-engine attack aircraft even before Republic Aircraft Corporation (RAC) has been able to complete all the testing.

Somewhere in middle of March 1942 (mention in the book but not the month or date)

Brazilian plantation and mine executives, super-intends and even foremen receive news that bureaucrats of the Brazilian pro-United Greater German Reich-government as part of the trade agreement between Brazil and the United Greater German Reich are going to import new executives, super intendeds and foremen who will be send on board the sister ship of the Magda Goebbels (ex-Queen Elizabeth), the luxury liner Edda Goering (ex-Queen Mary) in order to replace Brazilian executives, super intendeds and foremen on plantations in the country much to the dismay of the former who see it as the beginning of the Nazifacation of Brazil.

April 2nd 1942 (not mention in the book)

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Mk II, the Canadian version of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is introduced and difference in the Mk I in having its wing guns being replaced by two 0.303 calibre Brownings and Canadian radio installed. It also has armor protection for the pilot.

April 26th 1942 (not mention in the book)

Whit production of the first Australian-New Zeeland Tank Cruiser, Sentinel Mk I having begun only several moths before the Australian-New Zeeland General Staff comes to the conclusion that the 2 pounder will be inadequate as a tanks main armament due it most likely opponent the Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tank being armed with a 57 mm gun instead of the 2 pounder (40 mm) used by the Mk I. Therefore the Australian-New Zeeland General Staff request that a heavier main gun is to be fitted on the yet to be designed Mk II.

April 30th 1942 (ship was laid down in 1939)

RANZS Arunta, the first of three Australian-New Zeeland build Tribal-class destroyer is commission into the Republic of Australian-New Zeeland Navy.

May 27th 1942 (not mention in the book)

No. 6 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron of the Republic of Canada Air Force operating from RCAF Station Jericho Beach has its Supermarine Stranraer flying boat replaced with the Canadian Vickers build PBV-1 Canso, the Canadian produced PBY Catalina flying boat.

May 29th 1942 (not mention in the book)

The Republic of Australia-New Zealand aircraft manufacturer, Republic Aircraft Corporation (RAC) begins production of the RAC Boomerang which is to become the main fighter aircraft for the Republic of Australia-New Zealand Air Force.

June 14th 1942 (not mention in the book)

The Philippine Army Air Corps (PAAC) is given 34 Brewster F2A Buffalo fighter aircraft by the United States of America as part of a deal between the Philippines and the United States of America in which the United States will supply the Philippines with arms, ammunition, equipment, and supplies so it will be able to better counter the Empire of Japan who now dominates much of Southeast Asia.

June 23rd 1942 (not mention in the book)

A contract is placed for 600 North American Aviation P-51 Apache long-range, single-seat fighters bring the total number of P-51 Apaches that will operated with the United States Army Air Force to some 900.

Somewhere in early of July 1942 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The United Greater German Reich Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims that several photos that have appeared in American newspapers, showing newly build naval and airbase on the island of Jamaica only ninety miles from Cuba and not much farther from the United States Navy base at Guantanamo Bay are falsified, and that the United Greater German Reich has not build any naval ore airbase on the island of Jamaica and is only using the facility’s it took over from the British after they surrendered in 1940.

United Greater German Reich Luftwaffe transport planes begin flying from one of the two airbases being constructed on the German Azores.

Somewhere in middle of July 1942 (not mention in the book)

The Fascist State of France Navy transfer three battleships and four heavy cruisers who sins the foundation of the Fascist State of France have been confined to the Fascist State of France Naval Base of Toulon over to the United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine who is planning to use the former Fascist State of France naval ships as part of the German Mediterranean fleet based out of Alexandria, Egypt.

July 27th 1942 (not mention in the book)

The United States Army begins the 3rd Louisiana maneuvers.

Somewhere in Augusts 1942 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

Production of the Panzer V begins in the United Greater German Reich, where it will be used by the United Greater German Reich Heer (Army).

September 8th 1942 (based on the Hawker Hurricane already being produced in Canada at the time of the British surrender)

The first Lightning Mk I roles out of the assembly line at Canadian Car & Foundry Plant (CC&F). The Lightning Mk I which is the Canadian version of the British designed Hawker Hurricane will together with the Tomahawk Mk I, the Canadian version of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk form the main fighter force in the Republic of Canada Air Force.

September 9th 1942 (not mention in the book)

The Republic of Cuba and the United States sign a new naval and military agreement of cooperation with the United States supplying military hardware to Cuba who in return allows the United States to build several air fields in Cuba.

September 21st 1942 (not mention in the book)

The United States Army ends the 3rd Louisiana maneuvers.

December 18th 1942 (not mention in the book)

The first North American B-25 Mitchell twin-engine bomber simply designated as the Mitchell by the Republic of Canada Air Force becomes operational. The Mitchell will be used by the RCAF in the light bomber, navigation training, transport roles and photo reconnaissance in which the later the Mitchell will replace the Lightning Mk II (photo reconnaissance) fighter aircraft.

December 31st 1942 (as part of the Two-Ocean Navy Act she is one of twelve aircraft carriers being build)

The first of twelve ordered Essex-class aircraft carriers is commissioned into the United States Navy and is given the name USS Essex.

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US is getting surrounded.

That was what happen in the book, Canada, Cuba, Panama and Costa Rica where the only allies the United States had left in the Americans, Australia-New Zeeland might be considered one but they where focus more on keeping the Japanese out of their country and the Philippines is only independent as the Japanese are busy integrating up all of their new possession they took in China, former French, British and Netherlands colonies.

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Lightning in the Night timeline Chapter 1943

January 4th 1943 (not mention in the book)

Third Himmler-class battleship KMS Helgoland is completed in United Greater German Reich occupied United Kingdom for use whit the United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine.

January 22nd 1943 (not mention in the book)

The Republic of Canada Air Force conducts its first operation using the new Mitchell Mk II twin-engine bomber. A special modified variant of the Mitchell Mk II designated the Mitchell PR Mk II is also build and will replace the Lightning Mk II (photo reconnaissance) fighter aircraft which was built in small numbers in order to conduct photo reconnaissance missions between the Republic of Canada and United Greater German Reich controlled Greenland.

February 7th 1943 (not mention in the book)

A batch of 12 Martin B-10 all-metal monoplane bombers are handed over to the Philippine Army Air Corps (PAAC) by the United States of America where they will be operated by the newly establish 5th Bombardment Squadron.

February 16th 1943 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The United States Army Air Force, 78th pursuit squadron part of the 15th Pursuit Group (Fighter) which is equipped with the P-40 fighter aircraft is activated and moved to the Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii where it joins other pursuit squadrons, observation squadrons and bomber squadrons already operating from Wheeler Army Airfield, Hickam Army Airfield and Bellows Army Airfield.

February 22nd 1943 (mention in the book to be in service)

The first of six ordered Iowa-class battleships is commissioned into the United States Navy and is given the name USS Iowa.

Somewhere in early of March 1943 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Virginia, headquarters for the Chesapeake Bay Sector of the in 1941 created Eastern Defense Command, which is responsible for coordinating the defense of the Atlantic Coast region of the United States is thanks to the national defense program started in late 1940, finally able to command the full firepower of all forts located on Cape Charles, Fort Story and Middleground Shoals, now that the last construction of modernizing and arming the forts is complete.

Somewhere in late of March 1943 (mention in the book to have eight battleships in service)

The Soviet Navy commissions the first Kronshtadt-class battleship called Kronshtadt (39,660 ton).

The United States transfers 14 eighty-three foot submarine chasers (designated SC-1 to SC-14), to the Republic of Cuba Navy as part of the United States effort to strengthen the navy of one of its few remaining allies in the Caribbean’s. With this the Republic of Cuba Navy operates 14 submarine chasers and 6 gunboats (Diez de Octubre, Patria, Cuba, Santa Clara, Las Villas and Matanzas).

April 2nd 1943 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The United States Army Air Force, 5th Bombardment Group which operates from Hickam Field, Hawaii has its Douglas B-18 Bolo medium bombers replaced by the more modern North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber who join the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses heavy bomber already serving with the 5th Bombardment Group.

April 6th 1943 (mention in the book)

San Juan Naval Air Station, Puerto Rico is established by the United States Navy.

April 7th 1943 (not mention in the book)

A second batch of 34 Brewster F2A Buffalo fighter is handed over to the Philippine Army Air Corps (PAAC) by the United States of America where they will be operated by the 12th Interceptor Squadron who together with the 6th Interceptor Squadron form at this moment the only two interceptor squadrons in the Philippine Army Air Corps.

April 10th 1943 (not mention in the book)

The United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine commissions the Seydlitz-class aircraft carrier, KMS Seydlitz.

April 14th 1943 (not mention in the book)

The 10th Bombardment Squadron is activated when the second batch of 12 Martin B-10 all-metal monoplane bombers are handed over to the Philippine Army Air Corps (PAAC) by the United States of America.

April 20th 1943 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

Several factories in the United States begin production of the Light Tank M2A5, a 10-ton light armored tank armed whit a 37 mm gun. The Light Tank M2A5 which is a modified version of the Light Tank M2A4 is slated to become the newest light tank for the United States Army.

April 30th 1943 (not mention in the book but most likely to happen as part of Canadian re-armament program)

The first Huron-class destroyer named RCS Huron is commissioned into service with the Republic of Canadian Navy. The Huron-class which is based on the United States Navy Gleaves-class destroyers is intend to replace several of the older Canadian Town-class destroyers in service with the Republic of Canadian Navy.

May 6th 1943 (not mention in the book)

The third version of the Canadian build Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Mk III is flown for the very first time by the Republic of Canada Air Force.

May 15th 1943 (mention in the book but not the year)

The German Caribbean Fleet begins spring maneuvers of the coast of Mexico.

May 19th 1943 (mention in the book but not the year)

The United Greater German Reich Ministry of Foreign Affairs accuses the Mexican government, in not being able to protect German subjects in Mexico, after two German civilians were killed in a street fight in Mexico City. The United Greater German Reich Ministry of Foreign Affairs also puts down the claim by the Mexican government, who accuse the Germans of starting the street fights in the first place and that the United Greater German Reich is increasing tension between them and Mexico as the United Greater German Reich has the German Caribbean Fleet present of the coast of Mexico, which according to the United Greater German Reich Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is quite normal for spring maneuvers and therefore has nothing to whit the tensions in Mexico.

May 20th 1943 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The United States Army fifth Coast Artillery Battery is activated at Fort Hamilton, New York.

May 27th 1943 (mention in the book that there is a large airfield located on the island and my own interpretation of it)

United Greater German Reich Luftwaffe air base near Graf-Speehaven (Former Port Stanly), capitol of the German-Falklands becomes operational. The air base which is capable of housing several squadrons worth of fighter and bombers will allow the United Greater German Reich to seal of the Strait of Magellan if needed.

May 30th 1943 (not mention in the book)

RANZS Cootamundra, the last of 25 Bathurst-class corvettes is commission into the Republic of Australian-New Zeeland Navy.

June 9th 1943 (mention in the book that there operate bombers from the airfield located on the island and my own interpretation of it)

The first United Greater German Reich Luftwaffe bomber squadron equipped with the Junkers Ju 88 twin-engined multirole combat aircraft land at the United Greater German Reich Luftwaffe air base near Graf-Speehaven (Former Port Stanly), capitol of the German-Falklands.

June 15th 1943 (mention in the book but not the year)

The United Greater German Reich Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the second time in less then a month accuses Mexico for not being able to protect German subjects in Mexico, when five German civilians are killed in street fights whit the Mexican police of the Cuevas regime.

June 16th 1943 (mention in the book but not the year)

The governor of German Honduras reports that Mexican soldiers have crossed the border and fired on German guard posts located in German Honduras, but after a brief fire fight, German soldiers were able to drive the Mexican soldiers back across the border. That afternoon three United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine cruisers belonging to the United Greater German Caribbean Fleet steamed into the harbor of Vera Cruz, which was according to the Vice Admiral, commanding the three cruisers 'a goodwill visit'.

June 17th 1943 (mention in the book but not the year)

Mexican President Cuevas in responds to events that have happen the previous days, consulted the United states Ambassador to Mexico, and talked to Washington by telephone. When news of this consultation was told to the United Greater German Reich Ambassador to Mexico, he released a statement to correspondents that any alliance, or even any unofficial collaboration, between Mexico ore the United States of America could be taken by the United Greater German Reich only as being anti-German in intention. The consequences of anti-German in action he said might be extremely grave.

June 18th 1943 (mention in the book but not the year)

Blue Shirts, a Mexican fascist paramilitary force under to command of General Miguel Arranza loosed their well-organized revolution in a score of cities at the same time taking control of Mexico in less than a day. General Miguel Arranza who now is dictator of Mexico is known to be a sympathizer and having admiration towards the United Greater German Reich, issued a statement that Mexico from this day on, will look towards the United Greater German Reich as its friend and ally instead of the United States of America.

June 30th 1943 (part of order of three to be built in Australia before the start of the war)

RANZS Maori, the third and last of the Australian-New Zeeland build Tribal-class destroyer is commission into the Republic of Australian-New Zeeland Navy.

July 4th 1943 (mention in the book)

The United Greater German Reich Ministry of Foreign Affairs refuses to take notice of the Republic of Canada protest towards the recent incidents in Newfoundland and Labrador, as the Republic of Canada accuses the United Greater German Reich of sending fighter planes from bases in Greenland (part of the United Greater German Reich) over towns in Newfoundland and Labrador, where they shot at towns and even fishing boats, but according to the United Greater German Reich Ministry of Foreign Affairs, those Canadian accusations are false, as German fighter planes have the strictest orders to remain over the territorial waters of Greenland.

July 9th 1943 (not mention in the book)

The 18th Interceptor Squadron of the Philippine Army Air Corps (PAAC) is activated with the delivery of some 34 Seversky P-35 fighter aircraft that were manufactured for the Swedish Air Force before the Kingdom of Sweden was annexed by the third Reich in 1941 but handed over to the Philippine Army Air Corps as part of a ongoing deal between the Philippines and the United States of America.

July 23rd 1943 (a submarine mention in the book)

The thirty-sixth United States Navy X-class submarine named USS X36 is commissioned into the United States Navy.

July 24th 1943 (not mention in the book)

The first Sentinel Cruiser tank Mark II (AC2) "Sentinel II", armed with a 6 pounder anti-tank gun instead of the 2 pounder anti-tank gun used by the Sentinel Mk I is after only a development time of a year handed over to the Australian-New Zeeland Armoured Corps.

Somewhere in August 1943 (not mention in the book)

The fourth and last Himmler-class battleship KMS Hessen is completed in United Greater German Reich occupied United Kingdom for use whit the United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine.

Across factories in the United Greater German Reich, production of a 70 ton war machine given the designation Panzer VI begins. Together with the Panzer V the Panzer VI is slated to form the backbone of the United Greater German Reich Heer (Army).

Somewhere in September 1943 (mention in the book, but not the year)

Cut off from any foreign aid the last holdout in China is forced to surrender to the Empire of Japan which results that Empire of Japan becomes the master of all of China.

September 21st 1943 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

Boeing Aircraft Company wins the contract for the building of a long-range bomber for the United States Army Air Force, when their first prototype of a six engine propeller-driven long-range bomber designated the Boeing XB-27 Superfortress makes its maiden flight from Boeing Field, Seattle.

November 2nd 1943 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The Mexican government and the United Greater German Reich sign a deal for the building of four airfields in the Mexican state of Zacatecas and supplying of military hardware to the Mexican army.

November 3rd 1943 (mention in the book to have eight battleships in service)

At the shipyard in Nikolayev, the Soviet Navy commissions the second Kronshtadt-class battleship called Sevastopol (39,660 ton).

November 6th 1943 (not mention in the book)

During a test flight the second Boeing XB-27 prototype crashes, killing its crew and eight people on the ground.

November 18th 1943 (not mention in the book)

The Republic of Canada Army relocates it army's Pacific Command Headquarters to RCAF Station Jericho Beach located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Somewhere in December 1943 (not mention in the book)

The 13th Armored Regiment of the 1st Canadian Armored Brigade which is part of the 1st Canadian (Armoured) Division becomes the first user of the Tank, Infantry, Mk I, "Grizzly I" a tank based on the British Tank, Infantry, Mk III who the Canadian possessed two of at the time of the surrendering of the United kingdom on September 16th 1940 and of which a Canadian version was build resulting in the Grizzly Mk I.

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No, it is not good, they are surrounded, they have lost Mexico as a friendly country and Canada is having its own problems.

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Lightning in the Night timeline Chapter 1944

January 5th 1944 (mention in the book that the United Greater German Reich supplied hardware to Mexico and my own interruption of it)

The United Greater German Reich as part of a United Greater German Reich-Mexico deal made on November 3rd 1943 supplies 50 Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter aircraft to the Mexican Air force.

January 6th 1944 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

Whit Fort Word acting as the headquarters of the Harbor Defense of Puget Sound and home to the 14th Coast Artillery Regiment of the United States Army and together whit Fort Casey guard the entrance to Puget Sound in Washington State can now be considered modern coastal defense fortifications as they are armed whit batteries of mobile and fixed anti-aircraft guns and massive 16-inch guns capable of firing twenty miles into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

January 8th 1944 (not mention in the book)

United States President Franklin Roosevelt creates the Office of Production Management to coordinate national defense efforts.

February 4th 1944 (squadron mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The United States Army Air Force, 86th Observation Squadron which operates from Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii has its Martin B-10 monoplane bombers and Douglas SBD Dauntless scout plane and dive bombers replaced by the F-7, the photographic reconnaissance variant of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber.

February 7th 1944 (not mention in the book)

Mexico begins to negotiate with the United Greater German Reich Wehrmacht over acquisition of 250 Panzer IIIs and 100 Panzer IVs and the license right for the Panzer III.

March 3rd 1944 (not mention in the book)

Testing of the YB-27 Superfortress six engine propeller-driven long-range bomber, an improved XB-27 begins with dozens of modifications having been made to the bomber.

March 15th 1944 (not mention in the book)

The United Greater German Reich agrees with the selling of 200 Panzer IIIs and 100 Panzer IVs to Mexico as the United Greater German Reich Heer (Army) is already replacing the Panzer III and Panzer IV with the more modern Panzer V and Panzer VI.

April 15th 1944 (not in the book but is related to a ship mention in the book)

United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine, Zenker-class heavy cruiser KMS Admiral Zenker (15,000 ton) is commissioned by the United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine.

April 16th 1944 (mention in the book but not if they are the same)

The Virginia-class battleship USS Virginia (40,000 ton) is commissioned into the United States Navy and is assigned to the United States Pacific Fleet based out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

April 29th 1944 (the Mexico army is mention to have mechanized divisions in service)

The first shipment of Panzer IIIs and Panzer IVs arrives in Mexico where they will be operated by the Mexican Army 1st Mechanized Brigade "Agustín de Iturbide" and the 2nd Mechanized Brigade "Victoria". The Blue Guard, the Mexican fascist paramilitary formerly known as the Blue Shirts also operates two tank regiments, one with Brigade "Azul" and the second one with Brigade "Arranza" which is named after the Mexican military dictator General Miguel Arranza.

April 30th 1944 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The pride of the United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine and first of the Adolf Hitler-class battleship, KMS Adolf Hitler (40,000 ton) is commissioned whit the United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine, German Atlantic Fleet, based out of the United Greater German Reich province of Normandy, naval base La Harve.

May 15th 1944 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

Almost eight months after the XB-27 prototype took its first flight, Boeing Aircraft Company begins production of the Boeing B-27 Superfortress six engine propeller-driven long-range bomber for the United States Army Air Force.

May 24th 1944 (not mention in the book)

The Republic of Canada Army, 8th Canadian Infantry Division is raised, the 8th Canadian Infantry Division which is assigned to Pacific Command is together with the 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division, 5th Canadian Division and the 6th Canadian Infantry Division in in charge of protecting Canada's Pacific Coast. The 1st Canadian (Armoured) Division, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and the 7th Canadian Infantry Division are assigned to the Atlantic Command and are in charge of of protecting Canada's Atlantic Coast.

June 6th 1944 (mention in the book but not the date)

The Third Reich announce that they have canceled all outstanding orders for American wheat, corn, scrap steel, raw cotton and cotton textiles. This is in responds to what the Third Reich claims in responds to the systematic persecution of German living in the United States. The refusal of the American government to permit employment of skilled workmen in munitions and airplane factories, the repeated violence of local and federal policy in breaking up meetings and parades of peaceful German organizations in the United States and the unceasing anti-German press campaign being conducted in this time of peace.

June 9th 1944 (mention in the book to have eight battleships in service)

The Soviet Navy launches the first Tretij Internacional-class battleship named Tretij Internacional (35,000 ton) at the Baltic Shipyard in Leningrad.

June 17th 1944 (as the ship was part of the Two-Ocean Navy Act she is most likely commissioned with the United States Navy)

USS Alaska, the first of six Alaska-class large cruiser is commissioned with the United States Navy.

July 2nd 1944 (the Mexican Air Force is mention to have bombers in service and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

Mexican aircraft manufacturer Talleres Generales de Aeronáutica (TGA) begins production of a license version of the German Heinkel He 111 medium bomber called in Mexican service the TGA Serie 100A medium bomber.

July 15th 1944 (mention in the book as part of the McRoy-Polter Bill and my own interpretation of it)

Naval Station Ponce, Puerto Rico is commissioned as a naval operating base and United States Caribbean Squadron. While work on Naval Station Ponce is not yet fully completed it is able to accommodate destroyers and even cruisers who are part of the United States Caribbean Squadron.

Somewhere in Augusts 1944 (mention in the book)

The United States Department of State whit permission of the president sends a confidential memo to all American newspapers, to watch what they write about the United Greater German Reich, as in recent weeks American newspapers published reports of pogroms in German occupied Belgium, Normandy and Great Britain resulted that trade talks between the United Greater German Reich and the United States of America ended due these stories and recently when American newspapers ran reports of the deaths of Churchill, Eden and Duff Cooper in a concentration camp located on the Hebrides, resulted in the Fuhrercolony of German West Indies denying permission of American ships to dock in German West Indies ports.

September 5th 1944 (not mention in the book)

The Tank, Infantry, Mk IV, "Grizzly IV", the latest variant of the Tank, Infantry to be built in Canada roles of the assembly line at Canadian Pacific Railway's Angus Shops in Montreal.

September 9th 1944 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

Mexican students in Mexico City riot without interference from police. By the time soldiers and officers belonging to the Blue Guard, Brigade "Azul" appeared on the scene the United States of America embassy in Mexico City was reduced to a heap of smoking ruin and the second secretary had been severely beaten for disrespecting a Mexican policeman.

September 10th 1944 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

A day after the massive riots in Mexico City, Mexican military dictator General Miguel Arranza in a interview expresses his regret in the burning of the America embassy in Mexico City and the beating up of the second secretary but calls the rioters “Morally Justified”.

September 12th 1944 (Not mention in the book)

The Cruiser tank Mark III (AC3) "Centurion I" equipped with a 17 pounder anti-tank gun instead of the 6 pounder anti-tank gun previous used by the Sentinel Cruiser tank Mark II (AC2) "Sentinel II" rolls from the assembly line in the Republic of Australian-New Zeeland.

September 13th 1944 (mention in the book, but not the date)

Five Germans are attacked by a local mob in St John, Newfoundland resulting in the death of two of them.

September 14th 1944 (mention in the book, but not the date)

The German military governor of Greenland in a radio speech out of Hitlerhafen (former city of Nuuk) speaks of the attack on five Germans in St John, Newfoundland the previous day while also accusing the Republic of Canada of sending three B-25 Mitchell PR Mk II (photographic reconnaissance of the B-25 twin-engine medium bomber) over the Davis Strait in the attempt to photograph German military installations located on the island, before they were chased away by German fighter planes, and warns that these kind of provocations cannot continue and that the Republic of Canada is given the final change to sit around the table whit the United Greater German Reich, and to begin discussing the Newfoundland and Labrador issue.

September 17th 1944 (as the ship was part of the Two-Ocean Navy Act she and her sister ships are most likely build)

USS Guam, the second member of the Alaska-class large cruiser is commissioned with the United States Navy. Together with her sister ship, USS Alaska they will operate from Naval Station Ponce, Puerto Rico where they will form the backbone of the United States Caribbean Squadron in order to counter the United Greater German Reich Caribbean Fleet operating out of Jamaica.

September 30th 1944 (mention, but not sure as it of the same class despite the first three of them are named in the book)

The third of five Montana-class battleships is commissioned into the United States Navy and is given the name USS Maine, she together whit here sister ships USS Montana and USS Ohio will be based out of Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia until the completion of the third set of locks for the Panama Canal, which will allow the Montana-class battleships to transfer to the Pacific.

October 1st 1944 (not mention in the book)

The United States transfers three Hawk-class minesweeper (former USS Hawk, USS Ibis and USS Merganser) to the Cuba Navy. The three minesweepers, designated the Máximo Gómez-class minesweeper in the Cuban Navy are named Máximo Gómez, Antonio Maceo and José Martí and join the 14 eighty-three foot submarine chasers (designated SC-1 to SC-14) and 6 gunboats (Diez de Octubre, Patria, Cuba, Santa Clara, Las Villas and Matanzas) already in service with the Cuban Navy.

October 6th 1944 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The United States Army 32nd Infantry Regiment deployed out of Fort Ord, California is redeployed to Chilkoot Barracks, Alaska.

October 9th 1944 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

USS Randolph, the last of the twelve Essex-class aircraft carriers to be built under the Two-Ocean Navy Act is commissioned with the United States Navy. With this the United States Navy has a total of nineteen aircraft carriers in service (two Lexington-class aircraft carriers, one Ranger-class aircraft carrier, three Yorktown-class aircraft carriers, one Wasp-class aircraft carrier and twelve Essex-class aircraft carriers).

October 14th 1944 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)

A International Arbitration Commission consisting of the Kingdom of Sweden, Swiss Confederation, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Republic of Chile, Republic of El Salvador and the Republic of Uruguay creates a solution towards the Newfoundland and Labrador question, whit Newfoundland and Labrador to be handed over to Greenland, as according to the international arbitration commission, Newfoundland and Labrador are geologic and geographic part of Greenland, and the decision of the Republic of Canada to hand them over to Greenland (and in lesser extend to the United Greater German Reich) is the best thing for all party’s involved.

October 15th 1944 (mention in the book to have eight battleships in service)

The Soviet Navy commissioned the second Tretij Internacional-class battleship named Internationale (35,000 ton) and whit it, the Soviet Navy now has eight battleships in service, four older Gangut-class, two modern Kronshtadt-class and two are from the Tretij Internacional-class, whit all of them serving whit the Soviet Pacific Fleet based out of Vladivostok.

October 16th 1944 (mention in the book, but not the date)

The Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Pedro Joquera made public his messages of thanks to Vice-Admiral Yoshimimo Oti, in command of the Japanese Imperial Pacific Fleet near Baja California and to Admiral Hans von Rauschpinck, whose United Greater German Reich Caribbean Fleet is maneuvering off Panama.

October 19th 1944 (not mention in the book)

Production of the Boeing B-27A Superfortress six engine propeller-driven long-range bomber, an improved version of the original B-27 production model which includes better wing design and defensive modifications begins at the Boeing plant in Seattle, Washington.

November 7th 1944 (mention in the book as still being president)

Franklin D. Roosevelt wins his fourth term as president of the United States of America.

November 12th 1944 (not mention in the book)

Outside Mexico City, With the assistance of German engineers work begins on building a factory which when completed will be able to produce a Mexican version of the German Panzer III medium tank.

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What you mean Oh, shoot.

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Yes the United States is screwed, only a handful of allies versus a power that is planning to wipe them out.

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January 8th 1945 (not mention in the book)

Alaska-class large cruiser USS Alaska, flagship of the United States Caribbean Squadron escorted by Clemson-class destroyers USS Simpson, USS Broome, USS Bainbridge and USS Decatur conducts a port visit to Havana, capitol of the Republic of Cuba one of the few pro-American countries left on the western hemisphere with the others being Panama, Canada and Costa Rica.

January 15th 1945 (not mention in the book)

At Norfolk Naval Shipyard the sixth and final member of the Iowa-class battleships to be built under the Two-Ocean Navy Act is commissioned with the United States Navy and is given the name of USS Kentucky becoming only the second ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the United States state of Kentucky.

February 11th 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

Mexican military dictator General Miguel Arranza accuses the United States of kidnapping two custom officials in Juarez as a result fighting brakes out between Mexican and United States troops in the city of El Paso. In responds to the heavy fighting in El Paso, the Mexican Army 1st Mechanized Brigade "Agustín de Iturbide" and the 2nd Mechanized Brigade "Victoria" and several brigades belonging to the powerful Mexican army are ordered to move towards newly build fortifications along the United States border whit Mexico.

February 12th 1945 (mention in the book)

Swarms of Mexican Air Force TGA Serie 100A medium bombers fly over all principal cities of Southern Texas, which include cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.

February 13th 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The United States Department of State sends a protest to the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, regarding Mexican Air Force bombers over flights of United States of America cities and the bombing of a high school in the city of Houston, which according to the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs happened by mistake.

February 14th 1945 (not mention in the book)

The United Greater German Reich Caribbean fleet is ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Mexico in responds to the border conflict that has broken out between Mexico and the United States of America.

February 15th 1945 (not mention in the book)

The second Adolf Hitler-class battleship KMS Friedrich der Grosse (40,000 ton) is commissioned whit the United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine and joins it sister ship KMS Adolf Hitler out of Naval Base La Harve, United Greater German Reich province of Normandy.

February 17th 1945 (mention in the book)

A United States National Weekly article reveals one of the biggest mysteries of the past four years when it in an article revealed what happened to onetime pal and axis partner Il Duce del Fascimo Benito Mussolini who since Adolf Hitler incredibly second Trojan horse coup in Naples and in Rome on Black Friday, May 2nd 1941 nobody had heard from since German government radio announced that he had been taken prisoner. According to the National Weekly, Mussolini has been a United Greater German Reich prisoner on the island of Corvo, German Azores sins August 1941.

January 4th 1945 (not mention in the book)

The first TGA Serie 100B reconnaissance variant of the license version of the German Heinkel He 111 medium bomber begins production by Mexican aircraft manufacturer Talleres Generales de Aeronáutica (TGA). A third version called the TGA Serie 100C trainer variant is also being produced.

January 18th 1945 (not mention in the book)

The Australian-New Zeeland Armoured Corps reaches its highest peak sins it creation almost four years ago, with more than 1,321 tanks on strength with its tank fleet consisting of 757 Cruiser tank Mark I (AC1) "Sentinel Is",304 Cruiser tank Mark II (AC2) "Sentinel IIs" and 260 Cruiser tank Mark III (AC3) "Centurion Is" which are divided among the 1st Armoured Division (Australia), 2nd Armoured Division (Australia) and the 3rd Armoured Division (Australia).

February 19th 1945 (mention in the book)

Le Petit Parisien, mouth piece of the French Fascist State, in an article branded the National Weekly Corvo article ‘a sheer fabrication.’ That Benito Mussolini is, as reported, an exile on the island of Corvo, German Azores, was described as a ‘typical American fairy tale in the stupid tradition of democratic wishful thinking'.

February 21st 1945 (not mention in the book)

The Texas Air National Guard, 111th Observation Squadron flying Lockheed P-38 Lightning heavy fighters engage Mexican Air Force fighters over Southern Texas.

February 25th 1945 (not mention in the book but most likely to have happened in responds to border conflict)

The 36th Infantry Division also known as the "Texas Division" is called up for active federal service as a result of the border skirmishes going on between the United States of America and Mexico.

February 28th 1945 (mention in the book)

The Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the German Nazi Party in an article conformed the National Weekly Corvo article, admitting that Il Duce has been in exile on the on the island of Corvo and in their article explains that his exile was termed ‘a matter of natural and entirely understandable political expediency.’

February 27th 1945 (not mention in the book)

United States president Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency" due the border skirmishes going on between the United States of America and Mexico.

February 30th 1945 (not mention in the book)

After five years of work the Unites States of America completes the third set of locks for the Panama Canal allowing the transit of commercial and war ships whose dimensions exceeded the size of the existing locks.

March 6th 1945 (KMS Admiral Reader is mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The second and last Zenker-class heavy cruiser KMS Admiral Reader (15,000 ton) to enter into service with the United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine is commissioned.

March 15th 1945 (mention in the book to be based out of California and my own interruption of it)

Montana-class battleship USS Montana and Iowa-class battleship USS Iowa using the newly enlarged Panama Canal transfer from the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific Ocean where they will join the California based Wyoming-class battleship USS Wyoming and Florida-class battleship USS Utah.

March 19th 1945 (not mention in the book)

The United States Office of Censorship is set up to aid in the censorship of all communications coming into and going out of the United States, which includes information open but not limited to: military craft, fortifications and installations, weapons production, scientific experiments, military intelligence, German-Mexican relations, travel of government officials, weather, photographs of defense installations and potential strategic vulnerabilities, like harbors.

March 29th 1945 (not mention in the book)

The first Talleres Generales de Aeronáutica (TGA) produced TGA-109 fighter which is the Mexican licenses version of the German Messerschmitt Bf 109 becomes operational with the Mexican Air Force.

Somewhere in April of 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The Military Intelligence Corps (United States Army) begins receiving reports that United Greater German Reich state airliner Lufthansa aircraft flying on Brazil domestic routes are in fact bombers who have windows painted on their sides to make them look like commercial aircraft. As the United States Army Air Force is unable to patrol the interior of Brazil without making an issues out of it and going to war they began to watch the coastal routes flown by Lufthansa. After several weeks when the Military Intelligence Corps finds no suspicious concentration of planes the Military Intelligence Corps figures that it are just rumors and closes the case.

May 3rd 1945 (as the ship was part of the Two-Ocean Navy Act she and her sister ships are most likely build)

USS Hawaii, the third member of the Alaska-class large cruiser is launched at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey.

May 10th 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The first Boeing B-318 long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company and designated as the Boeing C-97 with the United states Navy enters service. The B-318 which is an improved Boeing B-314 long-range flying boat is capable of reaching a service selling of more than 25,000 feet and is able to fly nonstop from Honolulu to San Francisco.

May 14th 1945 (not mention in the book)

The Lightning Mk V, the fourth version of the Lightning single-seat fighter is delivered to the Republic of Canada Air Force.

May 17th 1945 (not mention in the book)

The United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine commission its last aircraft carrier when the third Ludwig von Reuter-class aircraft carrier, KMS Yorck enters into service with the United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine. With this the United Greater German Reich Kriegsmarine has a total of 20 aircraft carriers in operation.

June 1st 1945 (not mention in the book)

United States President Roosevelt directs that the Coast Guard is to operate as a part of the Navy until further notice.

June 10th 1945 (not mention in the book)

The Revolutionary Union, a Fascist Peruvian party wins the 1945 general elections and with it Eloy G. Ureta a Peruvian army officer who led the Peruvian Armed Forces to victory in the Ecuadorian-Peruvian War of 1941 becomes the 78th President of the Republic of Peru.

June 17th 1945 (mention in the book and my own interruption of it)

The United States begins placing mines at both entrances to the Panama Canal, anti-submarine and torpedo nets in front of the locks and low-altitude barrage balloons at strategic locations in an effort to increase the protection of the 30,000 soldiers and officers serving at airbases and airdromes, ground forces posts, aircraft warning stations, antiaircraft gun positions and miscellaneous tactical and logistical installations across the Panama Canal.

May 19th 1945 (mention in the book that the United States Navy consist of this number and my own interpretation of it)

The fifth and last of the Montana-class battleships to enter into service with the United States Navy is commissioned and is given the name USS Louisiana. With the USS Louisiana now in service with the United States Navy the battleship production as part of the Two-Ocean Navy Act (twelve battleships) is completed giving the United States Navy a total of 35 battleships (one Florida-class battleship, two Wyoming-class battleships, two New York-class battleships, two Nevada-class battleships, two Pennsylvania-class battleships, three New Mexico-class battleships, two Tennessee-class battleships, three Colorado class battleships, two North Carolina-class battleships, four South Dakota-class battleships, six Iowa-class battleships, one Virginia-class battleship and five Montana-class battleships).

June 23rd 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

Heinrich Dietrichsohn a high ranking official working at the United Greater German Reich embassy in the Empire of Japan is shot death in Tokyo by Japanese ''students''.

June 24th 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

A day after the shooting of a high ranking German official in Tokyo, the United Greater German Reich Ministry of Foreign Affairs demands an apology from the Japanese government.

June 27th 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

Having not received a apology from the Japanese government the United Greater German Reich recalls it ambassador out of Japan, and demands indemnities the killing has caused, the Empire of Japan refuses to do so and recalls its own ambassador out of the United Greater German Reich.

July 1st 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

With relations between the United Greater German Reich and the Empire of Japan having become severely strained, the Soviet Union seeking an ally to counter the United Greater German Reich begins talks to resolve disputes it has whit the Empire of Japan.

July 3rd 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between the Soviet Union and Japan is signed by both countries.

July 5th 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of what is written in it)

The United Greater German Reich announces that they will remove themselves from the Berlin-Tokyo Pact as a result of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between the Soviet Union and the Empire of Japan.

July 6th 1945 (not mention in the book)

The United States Army Air Force, 78th pursuit squadron part of the 15th Pursuit Group (Fighter) has it P-40 fighter aircraft it previous flew replaced by the P-51 Apache long-range, single-seat fighter.

July 12th 1945 (not mention in the book)

In the presence of Mexican military dictator General Miguel Arranza the first Mexican version of the German Panzer III medium tank designated as the "Carro de Combate Modelo 44" or short Modelo 44 is unveiled.

July 17th 1945 (not mention in the book)

Montana-class battleship USS Louisiana after having conducted a trial and shakedown in the Chesapeake Bay shorter then usual is the case is transfer from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean using the enlarge Panama canal before heading to Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii where she will join the United States Pacific Fleet.

July 20th 1945 (mention in the book and my own interruption of it)

Montana-class battleships USS Maine and USS Ohio, Iowa-class battleships USS New Jersey and USS Missouri transfer the enlarged Panama Canal from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean where they drop anchor near the port city of Balboa, Panama.

July 23rd 1945 (as the ship was part of the Two-Ocean Navy Act she and her sister ships are most likely build)

The fourth member of the Alaska-class large cruiser, USS Philippines is laid down at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey.

July 25th 1945 (not mention in the book)

United States President Roosevelt calls 60,000 National Guardsmen into Federal service.

July 26th 1945 (mention in the book but not the date)

A military coup in the Republic of Colombia topples the neutral government headed by the 16th President of Colombia Alfonso López Pumarejo and replaces it whit a military junta friendlier towards the United Greater German Reich.

July 27th 1945 1945 (mention in the book that the United States Atlantic squadron consist of this number and my own interpretation of it)

With Montana-class battleships USS Maine, USS Louisiana, USS New Hampshire and USS Ohio, Iowa-class battleships USS New Jersey and USS Missouri having transferred the enlarged Panama Canal from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean in the past weeks the United States Navy Atlantic Squadron now consist of nine battleships (USS Arkansas, USS New York, USS Massachusetts, USS Idaho, USS New Mexico, USS Texas, USS North Carolina, USS Mississippi and USS Wyoming), five aircraft carriers (USS Ranger, USS Franklin, USS Bennington, USS Randolph and USS Intrepid), twelve cruisers and forty destroyers.

July 28th 1945 (mention in the book and my own interruption of it)

The United States Naval Intelligence reports to the Chief of Naval Operations that the Soviet Union has amassed all eight of its battleships, twelve of their eighteen cruisers and a large numbers of destroyers at Soviet Pacific Naval Base, Vladivostok.

July 29th 1945 (mention in the book)

The United States Pacific Fleet based out of Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii moves out to conduct naval maneuvers consisting of eighteen battleships, fourteen aircraft carriers and escorts.

July 30th 1945 (mention in the book)

The Brazilian army begins under the careful watch of United Greater German Reich army officers a week long military exercise near the border whit Venezuela, a country who upholds a policy of strict neutrality.

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