Operation Paperclip

In the closing days of World War II, the Soviet Union and the U.S. sought to enhance their knowledge of missile technology with the help of German engineers. In what would be called Operation Paperclip, the U.S. Office of Strategic Services brought Dr. Wernher von Braun, and over 1,500 German scientists and engineers, to the U.S. in the final weeks of the war. The operation deprived the Soviet Union of Germany's most prominent rocket engineers and provided the nascent beginnings of the civilian space program in the U.S.

Subject

Science & Engineering

Creator

Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Record Group 255

Source

Upper Level Management Technical Support Files, 1970-1975

Date

ca. 1947-1975

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 27 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 4492465

Coverage

Germany | Washington (D.C.)

Original Format

Paper
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