Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Statue Controversy in N.C.-- Part 2: Training Soviet Aviators for Anti-U-boat Operations
One council member who voted against it believes it could be a Trojan Horse from which the Russians could disrupt the internet or electrical system in the United States. Plus, Russians are known for their hacking now.
A Russian-American joint commission on POWs and MIAs wanted the monument in Elizabeth City because of a top-secret World War II operation at a U.S. Coast Guard station located there. Recently declassified documents say that "Operation Zebra" helped train about 300 Soviet aviators to find German submarines and bomb them.
The U.S. east coast was always under threat of German U-boat operations, and, of course, the U.S. was supplying weapons and food to the Soviet Union along the Murmansk Arctic convoy run, which often was under U-boat attack.