This is my first shot at this so be gentle.. World War III 1946 an Alternate History In a painstaking process this alternate history storyline has been researched and is presented for your entertainment. By using historical documents from the US Joint Chiefs of Staff we know exactly what the contingency plans were in the case of an expected Soviet attack in 1946. It is clear from public polls and private correspondence that the US military and government officials fully expected an attack by its former ally at any time starting in the spring of 1946. Based on these plans code named Griddle and the other Pincher series plans we have developed a historically plausible alternate history scenario on which all these campaigns are based. These plans were based on the best estimates of Soviet forces and their plans for war. Check the World War III 1946 Blog at ... www.wwiii1946.blogspot.com Unknown On page 466 in Simon Sebag Montifiore's book Stalin: The Court of the Red Tzar is a picture whose label reads... "Power and family: the heir apparent Zhdanov. At the end of he war, a tired but cheerful Stalin sits between the two rivals: the flabby, viscous and pusillanimous"clerk" Malenkov--who was nicknamed "Melanie" for his broad hips-- and (right) the smiling, alcoholic Zhdanov. Kaganovich sits on the left. (Back row, left to right):unknown, Vasily Stalin, Svetlana, Poskrebyshev." The importance of this photo is in the identity of "unknown". The first person on the left in the back row. He is the key to WWIII 1946. His name is Sergo Peshkov. If he would not have been born in Moscow in 1895 on May 2nd the following would never have happened. Sergo Peshkov As a boy Sergo is fascinated by birds and flight. All he dreams about is is feeling the wind on his face and the freedom of the hawk and eagle. When he first hears that man is trying to fly he is obsessed with all things related to putting man and machine together in a glorious harmony that can transcend gravity. He dreams of soaring with the hawks and kestrels on his grandfathers farm. During the summer of 1910 he designs a glider at the farm. On July 16th, 1910 he hauls it to the roof of the barn and launches it straight into the ground. He loses sight in his right eye. He will never fly again. His fascination with all things flight related remains and as a young man he devours anything related to the war in the air during World War One. In 1915 he tries and fails to enter the world of academia. Although brilliant his lack of any knowledge outside of flying dooms him from the start. His obsession with all things related to flight has severely narrowed his options in life. He follows some of his boyhood friends and becomes a member of the Communist Party and because of his native brilliance rises in the ranks. When he is not working he is studying flight and air warfare. He never marries and from all accounts was celibate all his life. He lived and breathed flying machines, rockets and eventually jets. He catches Stalin's eye at one of dictators infamous parties. No one knows why he is at the party for he neither drinks, smokes, takes drugs or is interested in sex. This of course attracts the bully in Stalin and he corners Sergo and starts to relentlessly teases him. Someone in the crowd trying to impress Stalin, mentions Sergo's passion for flight and in an attempt to humiliate Sergo further Stalin calls on the leading expert in the field Mikhail Gurevich. Gurevich is the G in MiG. Gurevich is bullied into quizzing the unfortunate Sergo and to eveyone's amazement Sergo proves to be up to the task and dazzles Gurevich with his knowledge. For whatever reason Stalin takes a liking to Sergo and has him transferred to his staff as a special aviation advisor and the rest as they say is history. Sergo has Stalin's ear and a brilliant mind. Both are put to masterful use in the next 36 months. There are many who believed in the 40's that Stalin was a true communist. He was not. He was just your everyday run of the mill dictator and mass murderer. Many true communists became spies for Stalin throughout the war thinking that by helping Stalin they were creating a better world. These spies were truly amazing and were rivalled only by the British and their Ultra in gaining knowledge for their master. By 1943 the US Abomb program and the Nazi Army Research Station in Peenemünde were infiltrated and the secrets of both the Germans and Allies were pouring into the Kremlin and anything related to aircraft, flight, rockets and jets goes directly to Sergo Peshkova. In August 1944 three United States B29 Super Fortress bombers landed in Vladivostok Russia after becoming damaged bombing Japan. They were never returned to the US and Sergo Peshkov had them all to study. He becomes convinced that air power would be the key to any conflict with the Western powers. He learns every flight specification and nut and bolt of the B29 and any other allied plane being flown or on the drawing board. He has drawings and plans of many of the German super weapons being built or designed and he has the undivided attention of one Joseph Stalin. Sergo turns out to be a brilliant industrialist as well. All the great minds that are wasting away in gulags all over the USSR are tested. Intelligence and dexterity tests are given to every Jew, Pole, German, gypsy, civilian, women and teenager regardless of race, creed, sex or religion. Everyone currently not active in military service or involved in the production of war materials is tested. Everyone who has a potential talent is put under the control of Sergo Peshkov. As German scientists and intellectuals are captured they are turned over to Sergo. All blue prints, plans, models, captured weapons, prototypes etc. are transferred immediately to his care. He scours the Soviet society for talented people and gathers them all in secret production facility behind the Urals. He is called the Czar of Technology behind his back. As the Nazis are pushed further and further from the motherland Stalin begins to think about the future after Hitler. Stalin listens to Sergo Peshkov and gives him what he needs to prepare for the next war.