Re: Nazi/Hydra Arctic and/or Moon base?
Well for one they seem to have the cosmic cube. =P And according to the Urban Myth (which i of course know is fiction) they went to the Arctic (or Antarctica) first, built up, then in the late fifties or something went to the dark side of the moon, this is all easy to find on the web. I understand this could be corny, which is why I said and/or. An arctic base alone could serve the purpose.
It would be an utter waste to get rid of Red Skull so soon. He's Cap's arch nemesis.