|Operation Bald Eagle|
|Date||July 7 194 - October 14, 194|
Operation Bald Eagle was the Invasion of Canada by the United States. After The Battle Of New York (Hitler is an American---Version 1). President Hitler authorized a plan by George Patton and Omar Bradley to go on the offensive. First, they waited until the new Pershing tanks were at a high enough number. Then they attacked through South Dakota and Oregon, sweeping away the overstretched Axis forces, until they were stopped at British Columbia, which led to large scale bombing runs across the Canadian west coast. It was during one such bombing run that Hitler's son was killed when his B-32 Dominator was shot down over Vancouver (they never found his body because his plane crashed into the Pacific).
The US forces, victorious over the British, were now ready to take the fight to their enemies, and had been equipped for the task. The new M26 Pershing heavy tank was capable of killing any British tank, and only the Challenger medium tank and the Mosley heavy tank could stand up to it.
Massive improvements in VTOL technology had been made, though the designs were still considered unreliable (In fact, no effective VTOL aircraft would come out until after the war)
Several new tanks had entered service. The Challenger medium tank, which was a modified Cromwell fitted with the deadly 17 Pdr AT Gun, and the Mosley heavy tank, with massively thick armour. Just entering service was the Comet cruiser tank, which would be the best British tank of WWII
For Anti-Tank defense new weapons had arrived. The 17 Pdr AT gun, which was now in service, could kill a Pershing at 1000 yards, and the 3.7" flak gun was still as devastating as ever, and the PIAT spigot gun now meant infantry could tackle Tanks
The RAF had suffered heavily, and couldn't be heavily re-enforced from Mainland England due to the blockade. Small numbers of the Meteor Jet fighter had arrived, and they could go toe to toe with the American F-3. and soon the even more powerful Vampire jet fighter would enter service. However the RAF was heavily out numbered.
The Drive Into Canada
1. The Drive Into Canada
Another phase was Operation Hatchet, which involved the capture of Winnipeg to secure an American victory in North America. This was achieved by the Trojan Horse tactic.
2. British resistance
Since Canada was Britain's door to the USA, they knew that it had to be held on at all costs. So Mosley gave the order to all British commanders on the front to fight to the very end if need be. Seeing as they didn't want another New York, many generals secretly gave the British troops authority to surrender if they were cornered.
3. the Ontario campaign
The major US effort in the north was directed at Toronto, Ontario, the heartland of Canada's population and industry. The Canadian lines on the Niagara peninsula had been overrun by September 1941, but the cost in lives was tremendous. Farther west the anticipated walkover from Michigan failed to occur. During 1941 and into early 1942, the Canadian defense centered upon London; after that line was cracked, the Canadians and British fell back to Empire and Guelph. During 1942, the Americans had fought their way into action, only to lose ground to an Anglo-Canadian counter-attack.
4. The St. Lawrence Campaign
In far eastern Canada, the American forces managed to fight their way to the Saint Lawrence River seizing New Brunswick and part of Nova Scotia in the process. After this early triumph, the US advance foundered; crossing the St. Lawrence proved to be a different task than reaching it. Nevertheless, the Americans persevered; an assault upon Quebec City and Montreal from the north seems to have been their only viable option on the Québécois front, as the short overland advance from New York stalled.
Despite the difficulties of supplying and reinforcing an army over the river, the Americans managed to advance steadily south throughout 1941 and 1942. Canadian counter-attacks in 1942 succeeded in putting Riviere-du-Loup within artillery range; even so, Quebec City was under US guns by early 1943.
One possible reason for the seeming waste of American resources on this front would be denying the St. Lawrence waterway to British reinforcements. With American guns on both sides of the river, the British were forced to ship in reinforcements via Hudson Bay or Labrador, both impassable in winter.
5. War in the air
To disrupt British troop movements, large scale bombing was used on the Canadian rail system
The Death of William Hitler
on April 7th 1942 a bombing raid over Vancouver, in which William Hitler's plane was a member, was intercepted by a force of British Fighters, including several Meteor jets. 11 B-32s were shot down, William's among them.
6. the Denouement
With their advance to the south of Toronto stalled, the American forces in Ontario shifted their efforts to the northwest of the city. The outflanking move paid off; by the late summer the US Army was fighting on the outskirts of Toronto. Winnipeg had already fallen, cutting Canada in half, and Quebec City was taken by the Americans and a pair of regiments raised from the newly-created Republic of Quebec.