CLASSIFIED TOP SECRET FIS INTELLIGENCE REPORT FAR EAST DETACHMENT TO: General Joseph Stillwell, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Chinese Theater of Operations FROM: Colonel Douglas Johnson, Chief Far East Detachment, FIS RE: Japanese intentions DATE: November 10, 1941 With the deaths of the Chinese Communist leadership in a gas attack, the Chinese Communist forces are in complete disarray. A small number of CCF forces have joined the Chinese Nationalist forces, some have simply gone home, the vast majority are continuing the fight. The Japanese have shifted thirty divisions from the fight. Ten are being transferred to Burma. Twenty are being transferred to the border with Siberia. The majority of the fighting against the CCF and CNF are to be conducted by Japanese allied forces. You are authorized to share this information with the Supreme Allied Commander Chinese Theater and you are to convince him to launch attacks against enemy forces. EXCERPT FROM Chapter 2 – The Secret Services ACTORS & ACTRESSES WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN WARTIME By Wes Zumwalt Pelican Publishing 2003 Jack Lord On November 10, 1941 Ensign Lord stepped off a B-17 onto the tarmac in Canberra. He was immediately met by his new team leader, Lieutenant Commander Sterling Hayden who drove him to meet the rest of the team. They would be leaving in less than a week and Lord had a lot of work to do. Excerpt from CHAPTER XI RUSSIAN SPECIAL OPS SPECIAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II by Sir Jeffery Katz Piccadilly Press 1999 Snipers were in high demand during the Battle of Moscow. German snipers were able to take shots at President Timenshenko and General Konev at separate times during the battle. In both cases they missed. On November 11, 1941 a Russian Army female sniper changed the course of the Battle of Moscow. Sergeant Lyudmila Pavilchencko had been scouting out the forward positions of the German 72nd Infantry Division when she noticed a number of German officers talking to some German soldiers. She didn't know (or care about) German rank insignia, but she did recognize senior officers when she saw them. General of Mountain Troops Ludwig Kubler, Commanding General of the German 4th Army was inspecting the forward positions of the 72nd Infantry Division prior to them being pulled out of the line. He was talking to the sergeant in command of the position when Sergeant Pavilchencko put a bullet into his forehead. EXCERPT FROM NOVEMBER 12, 1941 FUERHER NOON COONFERENCE Field Marshall Keitel: As you know my Fuehrer we lost General Kubler yesterday and we need to find a replacement for him. Right now his deputy had assumed command. Hitler: General Kubler died as a true German general should! He was in the front lines with his men when that cowardly Communist shot him. He will be given a state funeral! Now who did you have in mind to replace him? Keitel: General Fromm, Commander of the Reserve Army is available. Hitler: Nervous old maid! Who else do you have? Keitel: General von Reichnenau, he is commander of the 3rd Army. Hitler: Leave him there, he is doing excellent work. General Paulus, come here please. General Paulus: Yes my Fuehrer! Hitler: You are a good National Socialist General, I want you to take over the 4th Army and finish the conquest of Moscow! How soon can you leave?” Paulus: I can leave within the hour! Hitler: Your Deputy can handle the 4th Army for a few days. Go home and see your wife and then proceed to the front lines. Field Marshall Keitel, what is next?