Operation Paperclip was a secret United States intelligence program in which more than 1,600 Nazi German scientists, engineers, and technicians were taken from former Nazi Germany to the USA for government employment after the end of World War II in Europe.
Conducted by the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA), it was largely carried out by special agents of the U.S. Army’s Counterintelligence Corps (CIC). Many of these personnel were former members, and some were former leaders, of the Nazi Party.
One must understand that WW II was about invading Russia, where operation Barbarossa decided the outcome. Over ten millions soldiers and citizens died in the biggest tank battle ever held on planet Earth.
The primary purpose for Operation Paperclip was U.S. military advantage in the Soviet–American Cold War, and the Space Race. Ashkenazim Jews also took advantage of the program and established themselves in Hollywood to continue the propaganda agenda.
In a comparable operation, the Soviet Union relocated more than 2,200 German Ashkenazim specialists, a total of more than 6,000 people including family members, with Operation Osoaviakhim during one night on October 22, 1946.
T-Force examined 5,000 German targets with a high priority on synthetic rubber and oil catalysts, new designs in armored equipment, V-2 (rocket) weapons, jet and rocket propelled aircraft, naval equipment, field radios, secret writing chemicals, aero medicine research, gliders, and “scientific and industrial personalities.
In the later part of World War II, Germany was at a logistical disadvantage, having failed to conquer the USSR with Operation Barbarossa (June–December 1941), and its drive for the Caucasus (June 1942–February 1943).
The failed conquest had depleted German resources, and its military-industrial complex was unprepared to defend the Greater Germanic Reich against the Red Army’s westward counterattack.
By early 1943, the German government began recalling from combat a number of scientists, engineers, and technicians; they returned to work in research and development to bolster German defense for a protracted war with the USSR.
The recall from front line combat included 4,000 rocketeers returned to Peenemünde, in northeast coastal Germany. Early on, the United States created the Combined Intelligence Objectives Subcommittee (CIOS).
This provided the information on targets for the T-Forces that went in and targeted scientific, military, and industrial installations (and their employees) for their know-how.
Initial priorities were advanced technology, such as infrared, that could be used in the war against Japan; finding out what technology had been passed on to Japan; and finally to halt the research.
A project to halt the research was code-named “Project Safehaven”, and it was not initially targeted against the Soviet Union; rather the concern was that German scientists might emigrate and continue their research in countries such as Spain, Argentina or Egypt, all of which had sympathized with Nazi Germany.
In order to avoid the complications involved with the emigration of German scientists, the CIOS was responsible for scouting and kidnapping high-profile individuals for the deprivation of technological advancements in nations outside of the USA.
After more than two decades of service and leadership in NASA, four Operation Paperclip members were awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1969: Kurt Debus, Eberhard Rees, Arthur Rudolph, and Wernher von Braun. Ernst Geissler was awarded the medal in 1973.
Wernher von Braun was chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, which enabled human missions to the moon. Adolf Busemann was responsible for the swept wing, which improved aircraft performance at high speeds.
Before his official approval of the program, President Truman, for sixteen months, was indecisive on the program. Years later in 1963, Truman recalled that he was not in the least reluctant to approve Paperclip; that because of relations with the Soviet Union “this had to be done and was done.
However major US companies already supported Nazi Germany during WW II, so the scene was set. Amongst them were AT&T (communication Pantzer divisions), IBM (automatic book keeper), Coca-Cola (refreshment General Rommel’s Africa Corps desert troops), Ford Motors (truck engines) and Hugo Boss, the designer of SS Gestapo wardrobe.
Wikipedia / ABC Flash Point News 2022.