Operations that laid the Groundwork for Operation Mockingbird! Project Paperclip which was First Known as Project Overcast

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Operation Mockingbird which began as a CIA program in the 1950's was an offshoot of the what was initially known as
Project Overcast! The name initially given in the Summer of 1945 changing in a few months when Fall rolled around that same year. To understand the background of these kind of Operations, one must go back to Operations that took place leading up to Operation Mockingbird.

This might tell us who presented the tactics, methodology and ideology behind Project Mockingbird.
The forerunners of this particular secret program if you will.

Where did the Nazi leaders and top scientists go? Were they all killed in the Nuremberg?

Or were they brought over her and used in Europe as scientists and intelligence agents?

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Why would world governments do this?

They government surely wouldn't use double agents would they?

In an attempt to answer these questions, let's go back in history just focusing on some of their projects.

The Name Overcast was chosen because that was the name of the Housing Camp in Bavaria, where
the German Scientists' family members lived.
A secret program for recruitment under the Joint Chief of Staffs in 1945 they created a subcommittee called the
Joint Intelligence Community or what they called (JIOA).

The JIOA was in charge of Project Overcast then later known by November 1945 as Project Paperclip because the Ordnance Corps (United States Army headquarters Fort Lee, VA) officers marked the scientists folders that they wanted to employ in America with a Paperclip.

The JIOA representatives included the

  • army's director of intelligence
  • the chief of naval intelligence
  • the assistant chief of Air Staff-2 (air force intelligence)
  • a representative from the State Department.

In November 1945, Operation Overcast was renamed Operation Paperclip by Ordnance Corps (United States Army) officers, who would attach a paperclip to the folders of those rocket experts whom they wished to employ in America.

There was a secret directive on September 3, 1946 in which President Truman officially approved Operation Paperclip and expanded it to include one thousand German scientists under "temporary, limited military custody.

These German Scientists had been called back from combat.
Battles they had fought in like

  • Operation Barbarossa

  • Siege of Leningrad

  • Operation Nordicht

  • Battle of Stalingrad

The Germans' resources were depleted after these battles. The Red Army's attack (Workers and Peasants Red Army) had become too much for them and they called these scientists back for research.

Overnight, Ph.D.s were liberated from KP duty, masters of science were recalled from orderly service, mathematicians were hauled out of bakeries, and precision mechanics ceased to be truck drivers.

— Dieter K. Huzel, Peenemünde to Canaveral

They looked for scientists, technicians and engineers that had what they considered, political and ideological reliability.

The man in charge of bringing these intellectuals as scientists was named Werner Osenberg.
Werner Osenberg was an engineer in charge of their Defense Research Association, called the Wehrforschungsgemeinschaft.

Osenberg collected the names of those cleared according to political stipulations on a list called the Osenberg List.

In spring of 1945, so prior to Operation Overcast, a lab tech found piece of the Osenberg List stuffed in a toilet at Bonn University.

The list subsequently reached MI6, who transmitted it to U.S. Intelligence.
Robert B. Staver, Chief of the Jet Propulsion Section of the Research and Intelligence Branch of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps used the Osenberg List to compile his list of German scientists which he wanted to be interrogated after they were captured,; Wernher von Braun, Germany's premier rocket scientist.

Most of the Osenberg List engineers worked at the Baltic coast German Army Research Center Peenemünde, developing the V-2 rocket. They stayed at Landshut Bavaria after being captured by the allies who wanted them interrogated.

the U.S. JCS captured ARC rocketeers under Operation Overcast on July 1945. However, when the "Camp Overcast" name of the scientists' quarters became locally known, the program was renamed Operation Paperclip in November 1945.

They attempted to keep it secret, but later that year, the press interviewed several of the scientists.

Do you suppose they ever asked them which diabolical tactics they had used under Hitler's command that were now going to be employed against the citizens of the United States at the command of secret operations headed by various covert government names; therefore, justified because

Didn't you hear? The government is here to "Help You!" . Just stare into the screen, listen to the music and use your daily devices whether their initial intent was used as a weapon or not. All will be well as the government works to advance their technology and collect much needed data on you to of course help you further!

So what's the big deal? What were these scientists capable of anyways?

According to CIA.gov in Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program to Bring Nazi Scientists to America
by Annie Jacobsen

Henry Wallace, former vice president and secretary of commerce, believed the scientists’ ideas could launch new civilian industries and produce jobs. Indeed, German scientists developed synthetic rubber (used in automobile tires), non-running hosiery, the ear thermometer, electromagnetic tape, and miniaturized electrical components, to name a few.

Werner von Braun is well known to those who remember the Apollo moon landing. During the Ford administration, von Braun was almost awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom—until one of Ford’s senior advisors, David Gergen, objected to his Nazi past.

One of the most notorious cases of WMD proliferation occurred on 15 May 1945, when the German U-234 submarine, bound for Japan, was captured off Newfoundland by the USS Sutton. The U-boat carried Dr. Heinz Schlicke, Director of Naval Test Fields at Kiel, and the cargo included plans for the Hs293 glider bomb, V-1 glide bomb (forerunner to cruise missiles), V-2 rocket (forerunner to the SCUD missile), Me262 fighter aircraft (the first combat jet fighter), low observable submarine designs, and lead-lined boxes filled with 1,200 lbs. of uranium oxide, a key ingredient of atomic bombs. Schlicke, who claimed to be an electronic warfare expert, became a prisoner at Ft. Meade, MD.
Sarin was produced at Dyhernfurth (Dyhernfurth later fell into Russian hands). Its name derives from the initials of its developers: Gerhard Schrader and Otto Ambros from the infamous IG Farben chemical company—maker of the killing gases used at concentration camps—and from the names of two German Army officers.
Schrader tells the story of inventing “tabun,” a nerve agent named after the English word “taboo.” The Germans called it 9/91 and, after their defeat at Stalingrad, seriously considered using it on the Russians.

Less well known is that another 120 fellow German scientists, engineers, and technicians developed the Saturn V launch vehicle, or that the Launch Operations Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, was headed by Kurt Debus, an ardent Nazi. The Vertical Assembly Building—bigger in volume than the Pentagon and almost as tall as the Washington Monument—was designed by Bernhard Tessmann, former facilities designer at the German missile launch facility at Peenemuende.

Other > prominent Nazis hired under Operation Paperclip included:

Dr. Hubertus Strughold, who played an important role in space medicine by developing space suits and other life-support systems. In June 1948, he put a rhesus monkey named Albert in the pressurized nosecone of a V-2 rocket in a pressurized nose cone, the first step in the effort to send humans to space.
General Reinhard Gehlen, former head of Nazi intelligence operations against the Soviets, was hired by the US Army and later by the CIA to operate 600 ex-Nazi agents in the Soviet zone of occupied Germany. In 1948, CIA Director Roscoe Hillenkoetter assumed control of the so-called Gehlen Organization.
German biologist Dr. Kurt Blome was hired to develop offensive and defensive capabilities to counter Soviet biological warfare activities.

What are your thoughts on these projects? Do you think they show a clear trail of government secrecy? Would these scientists have given agencies under government names an opportunity to turn war tactics on it's own citizens? Is that possible?
Please let me know in the comments below. Godspeed!

Sources;

https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol-58-no-3/operation-paperclip-the-secret-intelligence-program-to-bring-nazi-scientists-to-america.html

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Great Post ! There weren't many high level Nazi's left so they took all they could get.. if we knew the truth it would cetainly sound like a science fiction story !!! Following..

After the war we had two choices, we could recruit all these weapons experts to come work on weapons for us or we could let the Soviets have them and make weapons for them. It was a great decision for the most part, the only reason we went to the moon was Nazis, the proof is that after Von Braun retired we never went again. One bad side effect is that they also recruited germ warfare scientists and put them to work on germ warfare in the US, the Nazis were weaponizing ticks as biological weapons. We continued that work at a facility called Plum Island right off the coast of Lyme, NY, and now we have Lyme disease. I don't think it was an intentional release though.

The Japanese weaponized insects as well. Operation Cherry Blossom at Night by Shirō Ishii. We wouldn't want the kiddies playing Fortnite to know that but, we teach them the lie about smallpox blankets.

Anything white American men do or have done is evil.

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