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What was the name of the operation to sneak Nazi rocket scientists out of Germany?


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October 11, 2008 6:05AM

Operation Backfire was a military scientific operation during and after World War II which was performed mainly by British staff. It was part of the Allies' scramble to acquire as much German technology as they could.

Operation Paperclip (aka Project Paperclip) was the code name for the O.S.S. - U.S. Military rescue of scientists from Nazi Germay, during the terminus and aftermath of World War II. In 1945, the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency was established with direct responsibility for effecting Operation Paperclip.