Operation Paperclip

From Metapedia
Jump to: navigation, search
German inventions/technologies argued to have been copied.

Operation Paperclip was the program in which over 1,500 German scientists, engineers, and technicians, from Nazi Germany and other foreign countries were brought to the United States for employment in the aftermath of World War II.

Besides obtaining their expertise and knowledge , the other purpose of Operation Paperclip was to deny this to the USSR,[1] the UK,[2] and Germany itself.

The Soviet Union had competing extraction programs.[3]

Operation Paperclip and other operations that transferred technologies developed in Germany are argued to have contributed to many postwar technological developments.


  1. Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved on 9 October 2008.
  2. The Secret War, 1978, Brian Johnson, p184
  3. Oleynikov, Pavel V. German Scientists in the Soviet Atomic Project, The Nonproliferation Review Volume 7, Number 2, 1 – 30 (2000) [1].