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Author Samuel, Wolfgang W. E.

Title American raiders : the race to capture the Luftwaffe's secrets / Wolfgang W.E. Samuel
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2004]
©2004
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Contents Cover13; -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- 1. The Way Things Were8212;1945 -- 2. The German Jets -- 3. Jet Encounters -- 4. The Defiant Few -- 5. Colonel Harold E. Watson -- 6. The 1st Tactical Air Force (Provisional) -- 7. Organizing to Disarm the Luftwaffe -- 8. Operation Lusty -- 9. Solving the Japanese Riddle -- 10. A Mother Lode of Aviation Technology -- 11. The Secrets of V246;lkenrode and Kochel -- 12. The Feudin 54th -- 13. Watson Picks His Team -- 14. Lager Lechfeld -- 15. P-47 Jug Pilots -- 16. Watsons Whizzers -- 17. The Merseburg Fan Club -- 18. Project Seahorse -- 19. Melun-Villaroche -- 20. Roast Duck at Aalborg -- 21. The Arado 234 Caper -- 22. So Far, So Good -- 23. The Conquering Hero -- 24. The Focke-Wulf 190 Tragedy -- 25. Air Shows and Air Races -- 26. The Birth of Project Overcast -- 27. Project Overcast and One Mans Experience -- 28. From Overcast to Paperclip -- 29. How Captain Wenzel Made American Citizens Out of Enemy Aliens -- 30. The Way Things Changed -- Afterword: What Became of All These Good Men? -- Notes -- Sources -- Index
Summary World War II ℗· Cold War-- & . At the close of World War II, Allied forces faced frightening new German secret weapons--buzz bombs, V-2s, and the first jet fighters. When Hitler's war machine began to collapse, the race was on to snatch these secrets before the Soviet Red Army found them. The last battle of World War II, then, was not for military victory but for the technology of the Third Reich. In American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets Wolfgang Samuel assembles from official Air Force records and survivors' interviews the largely untold stories of the disarmament of the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-484) and index
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Subject Aeronautics, Military -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Technology transfer -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Technology transfer -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Technology.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003023251
ISBN 1604731362 (electronic bk.)
9781604731361 (electronic bk.)