Operation Paperclip : US Secret mission

America” Undoubtedly one of the most powerful country in the world. Since, technology, economy in every field they are successful than other countries. But behind these Success, there is a contribution from German scientists, engineers, and technicians.

Are you thinking what is the relationship between USA success and German scientists, engineers, and technicians?

Let’s brief on this matter :

Year 1945, it was about to end of world war II. it was crystal clear that Germany was going to face defeat. On that time ( between 1945 and 1959 ) USA govt started a new secret mission. This Mission Goal was to recruit talented scientists, engineers, and technicians as many as possible.

The mission named: Operation Paperclip

The United States Army Counter Intelligence Corps carried this operation successfully. They brought approx 1600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians from various place of Germany. later these German scientists, engineers, and technicians contribute on US success.

Wernher von Braun : a German-American aerospace engineer and space architect
Wernher von Braun

On 1969 moon landing mission Wernher von Braun was one of the man behind the success.

Hubertus Strughold – The Father of Space Medicine was also helped space mission by developing innovations like the spacesuit and space life support systems.

Adolf Busemann who helped US aeroplanes to have supersonic speed. He also introduced the concept of swept wings.

All those German scientists, engineers, and technicians helped the USA to get top of the success. if operation paperclip was not successful then can USA gain these successes?

Operation Osoaviakhim : Soviet operation which took place on 22 October 1946
Wernher von Braun

Operation Osoaviakhim :

The Soviet Union Also run this kind of operation. The Soviet Union was more aggressive in case of recruiting. They forcibly recruit more than 2,200 German scientists, engineers, and technicians, more than 6,000 people including their family members were shifted to the Soviet Union during one night on October 22, 1946 with Operation Osoaviakhim. NKVD ( People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs ) and Soviet army units at gunpoint removed them from Soviet occupation zone.

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