Operation Paperclip and the Ho-IX
Pictured below: the Ho-IX, a top-secret German aircraft that was operational, in small numbers, by the end of World War 2.
[PICTURE: The Ho-IX with a top speed of over 600 mph]
[PICTURE: Kenneth Arnold, one of the first people to claim to have seen a UFO and a drawing of what he saw in 1947.]
Below: the Ho-IX in late 1944. In the aftermath of World War 2 many top Nazis were to go to the U.S. and work in their chosen fields there. Some like Wernher von Braun, one of NASA’s founders, ultimately became famous. Most though were smuggled over covertly in an operation known as ‘Operation Paperclip’ and remained relatively unknown. Could the scientists and technology behind the Ho-IX also have been secretly brought to the U.S and the technology still further developed? In the light of cold war rivalry it’s a serious possibility.
Photo Credits: Almost all of the photos, unless otherwise credited, are from the wonderful book, "Nurflügel", by Peter F. Selinger and Dr. Reimar Horten, and used with the copyright owners permission. If you wish to use these photos, please list proper credit when you use them.
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Last updated 21/01/2008