“240,000 Miles Straight Up” by L. Ron Hubbard
Publication date: December 1948
Original publication: Thrilling Wonder Stories
Genre: Science Fiction
Story description: In defiance of a presidential directive a US space pilot executes a plan to thwart a Russian general’s diabolical plot to subjugate the peoples of Earth from the moon.
Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title One Was Stubborn.