So, with the Lightning in the Night timeline Pre-war Timeline complete it time to start The War, now i will do small updates of no more that a couple of days as i want to make sure that i follow as much as the book as i can while also using date edit from OTL World War II when possible.
On 11:42 pm , carrier operated aircraft and long-range flying boats operating of Wotje, Jaluit or Kusaie in the Japanese Mandates totaling 300 planes in three waves belonging to the Soviet Union and the Empire of Japan bomb the Hawaiian island of Oahu, despite valiant effort of pursuits squadrons like the United States Army Air Force, 78th pursuit squadron who operate the P-51 Apache long-range, single-seat fighter and the anti-aircraft defense on the ground only 50 enemy, mostly Soviet aircraft are shot down, but the devastation is enormous, use of mustered gas and heaving bombing by the enemy has caused large amount of destruction with places like the Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hickam Army Airfield being hit with devastating result.
August 1st 1945 (mention in the book)
On 08:00 am, the President of the United States of America Roosevelt announced by radio to the country that the America is at war with the Soviet Union and the Empire of Japan who have struck the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
August 2nd 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpterion of it)
Tremendous concentrations of Soviet planes from Wellington, Anadyrsk, Petropavosk and from Big Diomede and Komadorski islands raid and destroy American air and submarine bases of the United States at Sitka and in the Aleutians.
12 Nakajima G8N four-engine long-range bombers operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service bomb Wake Island, inflicting heavy damage on airfield installations and thirteen of the 24 Grumman F6F Hellcats on Wake Island. A four-plane F6F Hellcats patrol mange to intercept the incoming raid thanks to the radar on Wake Island but are only able to shot two of the Nakajima G8Ns.
The Republic of Canada declares war on the Empire of Japan and the Soviet Union.
Japanese bombers and fighters having taken off from Formosa attack Tuguegarao, Baguio, Tarlac, Clark, and Cabanatuan on Luzon in the Philippine Islands. Despite having received word of the Japanese-Soviet attack on Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Philippines believing they were safe from attack due it normal diplomatic relations with the Empire of Japan and its special relationship with the United States where not on full alert and as a result the Japanese aerial attack, almost half of the aircraft operated by the Philippine Army Air Corps (PAAC), among them Seversky P-35s fighters, Curtiss P-40 fighters, B-10 bombers are destroyed on the ground, as well as one of two operational radar stations the Philippine Army Air Corps operated in the Philippines.
Japanese Imperial Navy captures the tiny island of Batan, 120 miles North of Luzon.
In San Francisco, California Mayor Roger Lapham issued this proclamation: “To the people of San Francisco. I have declared an emergency in San Francisco. Under the powers conferred on me in this circumstance, I have coordinated all the proper departments of the City and County of San Francisco with the program of the Civilian Defense Council.”.
August 3rd 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpretation of it)
In the middle of the night, having taken off from San Juan Naval Air Station a squadron of Vought F4U Corsairs belonging to the United States Navy on a neutrality patrol encounter 300 to 350 six-engine flying boats of the type Blohm & Voss BV 224, having called in their encounter the F4U Corsairs streaked for home. In responds to the news that the Germans seemed to about to launch a attack on the Panama Canal ore the United states holdings in the Caribbean the United States responded by launching 150 fighters from Borinquen Army Air Field in Puerto Rico and some 200 fighters from San Juan Naval Air Station and Guantanamo Bay. Having reached the point where the German flying boats should be the United States aircraft encountered none. While the majority of American fighters who took of from Borinquen Army Air Field, San Juan Naval Air Station and Guantanamo Bay where searching for the German flying boats, a massive German bomber fleet having taking off from basses in the German Caribbean’s, German Honduras and from German Guyana bomb Borinquen Army Air Field, San Juan Naval Air Station and Guantanamo Bay to bits.
Having achieved total command of the Bering Straits, Soviet and Japanese troops and equipment began the short trips across the water to the American territory of Alaska.
The United States Pacific Fleet which had set out for naval maneuvers finds the Soviet and Japanese navies off the American territory of Hawaii and without waiting for backup engages both navies and sinks the Soviet battleships Tretij Internacional and Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya and also the Japanese battleship Yamashiro before they use a smoke screen created by their destroyers to retreat.
Cuba declares war on Japan and the Soviet Union, stating "We consider that this aggression by a non‑American state against the integrity and inviolability of an American state is such a case that we must likewise consider us to be attacked ourselves and in thus we feel the duty to act."
Japanese bombers make a second raid over Wake Island. They kill 18 Marines, destroy a 5 of the remaining 11 F6F Hellcats that where based on the island and also damage the only working radar, thereby severely limiting the United States marines ability to respond to the Japanese aerial attacks against Wake Island.
August 4th 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpterion of it)
German invasion of the Republic of Bermuda
The Republic of Bermuda a former British colony which under an agreement by the German-American colonial commission was made an independent country is invaded by the United Greater German Reich who drops 2,000 parachute troops and using among others their Blohm & Voss BV 224 flying boats put equipment on the beach like machine guns, anti-aircraft guns, howitzers and even a couple of five-ton light tanks (Panzer Is) which allows the United Greater German Reich to seize the island and to fortify it so that it is imposable for the United States of America to retake the island of Bermuda from them.
German invasion of Panama Canal Zone
No fewer then 3,000 United Greater German Reich planes having taken off from hidden based in Brazil attack the Panama Canal, using no fewer than 150 “smoke planes’’ who laid down a curtain of acid smoke that blanked the mobile and 16-inch guns coastal batteries and the anti-air defense preventing the canal defenders from successfully engage the massive air armada that was descending upon them. After the smoke had cleared that had blinded the Canal Zone, anti-aircraft gunners had managed to shoot down several of the smoke planes, but that loss however had scarily ruffled the invaders perfectly coordinated assault.
Only a few objectives had been bombed as the Germans wanted to seize control and not destroy the Canal zone. And by surprise and sheer weight of power, they had manded to do that. The radio stations at the Canal’s Pacific entrance and at Gamboa Reach and at Colon had been of course been targeted, the motor road across the Isthmus had been bombed and the Panama Railroad had been cut by bombs as well. Incendiary bombs had reduced Panama city and Colon into smoking rubble with thousands of death civilians while Albrook and France fields at the entrances of the Canal had been demolished and with them the last fighters the United States Army Air Force could send into the air.
Following the “smoke planes’’ and regular bombers came bombers who rained down gas shell upon every spot within the Canal Zone, killing almost every American defenders, the Germans parachute thousands of their troops into the Zone and with it taking control of a intact Panama canal.
Battle of Wake Island
Japanese bombers make a third raid over Wake Island destroying the civilian hospital and the Pan Am air facility.
Japanese Invasion of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
Japanese troops land at Aparri on the North coast of Luzon and Vigan on the East side of the island.
Japanese bomber bomb Cavite Navy Yard, near Manila with the Philippine Navy losing two Patrol torpedo boats while the attack also sees the 60% of Philippine Navy torpedoes being destroyed at Cavite when the storehouse they where located in was hit by bombs.
Japanese aircraft attack Manila Bay area, damaging American freighter Sagoland.
Japanese troops of the 2nd Taiwan Regiment of the 48th Division land on Camiguin Island and at Gonzaga, Vigan, and Aparri on Luzon Island.
August 5th 1945 (mention in the book and my own interpterion of it)
The United States Pacific Fleet which with the capture of the Panama Canal has begun it long journey to reach the Atlantic finds and engage 200 Soviet and Japanese submarines who were waiting to intercept the United States Pacific Fleet. In the massive battle the United States Pacific Fleet manages to find and sink 103 enemy submarines while losing only two of its scout planes.
Battle of Wake Island
The Imperial Japanese Navy conducts an amphibious invasion on Wake and Wilkes islands in failure, losing one destroyer and three other craft to shore battery and one destroyer to US aircraft.
Japanese Invasion of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
While guarding transports which disembarked troops on Luzon, Philippine Islands the Japanese light cruiser Naka is attacked by 3 Martin B-10 bombers of the 5th Bombardment Squadron, Seversky P-35 fighters of the 18th Interceptor Squadron and F2A Buffalo fighter of the 12th Interceptor Squadron of the Philippine Army Air Corps (PAAC). The Naka receives slight damage from strafing and bombing.