logo

Video encyclopedia

Operation Paperclip

2:36

How Alabama Became Home to 'Rocket City'

2:25

OPERATION PAPERCLIP

1:34

Secret Revealed: How The USA Got Those WWII German Scientists

2:20

THE CAPTAIN Official Trailer (2018) Nazi Germany World War II Movie HD

0:54

German scientists confer during 'Operation Paper-clip' at Wright Field in Ohio, U...HD Stock Footage

Operation Paperclip was a secret program of the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA) largely carried out by special agents of Army CIC, in which more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians, such as Wernher von Braun and his V-2 rocket team, were taken from Germany to America for U.S. government employment, primarily between 1945 and 1959. Many were former members, and some were former leaders, of the Nazi Party.
  • Osenberg List 

  • Identification 

  • Capture and detention 

  • Arrivals 

  • Scientific accomplishments 

  • Controversy and investigations 

  • Key recruits 

  • Similar operations