What was Operation Osoaviakhim (1946)?

Introduction Operation Osoaviakhim (Russian: Операция Осоавиахим) was a Soviet operation which took place on 22 October 1946, when MVD (previously NKVD) and Soviet Army units removed more than 2,200 German specialists – a total of more than 6,000 people including family members – from the Soviet occupation zone of post-World War II Germany for employment… Read More

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What was Operation LUSTY?

Introduction Operation LUSTY (LUftwaffe Secret TechnologY) was the United States Army Air Forces’ (USAAF) effort to capture and evaluate German aeronautical technology during and after World War II. Overview During World War II, the USAAF Intelligence Service sent teams to Europe to gain access to enemy aircraft, technical and scientific reports, research facilities, and weapons… Read More

What was Operation Paperclip?

Introduction Operation Paperclip was a secret United States intelligence programme in which more than 1,600 Nazi German scientists, engineers, and technicians were taken from former Nazi Germany to the US for government employment after the end of World War II in Europe, between 1945 and 1959. Conducted by the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA), it… Read More