Project Paperclip: 1948

At the end of WWII  as well as after WWII. both the US and the Soviet Union were keen to get their hands on German scientists, as in many fields, the Germans had proven to have superior scientific knowledge. The Germans, e.g., were the only ones to possess supersonic rockets, nerve gas, jet aircraft, guided missiles,Read More

1945: Operation Paperclip

After WWII ended in 1945, victorious Russian and American intelligence teams began a treasure hunt throughout occupied Germany for military and scientific booty. They were looking for things like new rocket and aircraft designs, medicines, and electronics. But they were also hunting down the most precious “spoils” of all: the scientists whose work had nearlyRead More