RUSSIA: High Wind in Moscow

After ten weeks of mulling over the heroic story of Captain Carlsen and the Flying Enterprise, Russia's navy newspaper Krasny Plot came out with its own version. The ship's cargo was not coffee and pig iron, but "diverse war materials, including a large number of optical sights and parts of V-2 rocket bombs," all made illegally in West Germany. Fearing that the French might learn of this if the Flying Enterprise put into Brest, the U.S. Defense Department ordered Captain Carlsen to weather out the gale, and sent two destroyers to take off the war cargo. They lost the ship...

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