Steven Anteau HIS 299 – Mr. Dietrich Nazi Survival in the U.S.

for the Motives of Militaristic Science and Military Intelligence in the run up to the Cold War OR How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Their Bomb 03/28/2009

Steven Anteau Mr. Dietrich HIS 299 March 28, 2009
“Why was the uranium bomb of the USA, unlike the plutonium bomb, not tested prior to being hurled on Japan? Militarily this would appear to be extremely dangerous… Did the Americans simply forget to test it, or did others already do it for them?”1

When I was taught the history of World War Two in grade school, junior high, high school, and again in college (they like to talk about World War Two it seems), the story is always the same: Hitler and his eugenics soldiers were defeated by the Allies through strength of numbers, technology, and character. Men like F.D.R., Churchill, and McArthur hang in our libraries to inspire military pride in the altruism of Western politics; World War Two was the “war to end all wars” as we would hear echoed over and over again. The shame of the first appearance of the atomic bomb is always presented as a last ditch maneuver to quell the Japanese but also a sign of the war-time ingenuity of the Americans and the Manhattan Project. As the German Empire crumbled, taking Berlin was only a matter of time we are told, an inevitability in the long end of the war. But as Omar Bradley closed in on Berlin, amid the constant bombing over Hitler’s bunker where he would take his own life, General Patton was lunging deep into Thuringia and the munitions works at Pilsner, Czechoslovakia, far from the ‘action’ as we know it. Bradley himself would be a little confused by his own positioning.
“(General Omar) Bradley was complete master of the situation… Analyzing the whole situation, Bradley felt that to take battered Berlin would be an empty military victory… The German War Department had long since moved out,

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Friedrich Georg, Hitlers Siegeswaffen: Band 1: Luftwaffe und Marine: Geheime Nuklearwaffen des Dritten Reiches und ihre Tragersysteme, p. 150, as cited (and translated) in Joseph P. Farrell’s Reich of the Black Sun, p. 17, italic emphasis in the original

leaving only a rear echelon. The main body of the German War Department, including its priceless archives, had been transferred to the Thuringian Forest.”2

Patton would make comments after the war shedding some light on the strategy of placement at the end of the war:
“Several times during the European phase of this war, victory was almost within Germany’s grasp… Especially in the last months of the war, our margin of safety was slimmer than most of us suspected. [The situation] is known best to certain American military experts who have since inspected some of Germany’s underground research laboratories and war plants. Here they saw secret weapons… Weapons which might conceivably have turned the trick for the Nazis if they could have used them boldly in a last desperate gamble. Some of these things can be revealed. Others cannot – Yet.”3

In October of 1944, German pilot and rocket expert Hans Zinsser was flying close to the Baltic coast over the province of Mecklenburg. He would observe something that would be hidden in the United States secret archives for years to come, only being declassified in 1992. The following affidavit is contained in the military intelligence report of August 19, 1945, a few months after the war’s end and a mere 2 weeks after the atomic assault on Japan. He witnessed a “strong, bright illumination of the whole atmosphere, lasting about 2 seconds.” A “pressure wave” escaped the cloud formed by the explosion, and the cloud changed color frequently. “After about 10 seconds the sharp outlines of the explosion cloud disappeared, then the cloud began to take on a lighter color… During [the explosion] reddish-colored rims were to be seen… A cloud shaped like a mushroom with turbulent, billowing sections (at about 7000 meter altitude) stood, without any seeming connections, over the spot where the explosion took place.”4
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Vesco and Childress, Man-Made UFOs 1944-1994, p. 97, italic emphasis added By the Skin of Our Teeth, Life Magazine, Bold and underline emphasis in the original, italic emphasis added. 4 The entire document of this report is as follows: “Investigations, Research, Developments and Practical Use of the German Atomic Bomb,” A.P.I.U. (Ninth Air Force) 96/1945 APO 696, U

The Nazi government’s development of “Wunderwaffen” or, Wonder Weapons, is no secret to ardent World War Two researchers. Incidents like the one reported by Mr. Zinsser are quite astounding, along with a Japanese communiqué intercept that was declassified in 1978 titled “Reports on the Atom-Splitting Bomh.” (sic) It would cite an incident on the Russian border in June of 1943, in which the German Army tried out a new bomb that left all the men and horses in the area charred and black; even their ammunition had been detonated. Russia was so enraged by the attack that they threatened to launch a poison-gas attack (agreeably outlawed at the end of World War One) on German civilians, not military installations, should they use this new weaponry again.5 We return (finally) to the quote that began our journey: why did the United States not test the uranium bomb dropped on Japan? Could it be that in a race against time the Americans were simply using a German counterpart to the it’s own plutonium bomb? The United State’s decision to drop the bombs on Japan has been called by some a strategic muscle-flex to scare the expected new enemy, the Soviet Union. The United States had been firebombing Tokyo for six months leaving more than 500,000 dead6, despite reports that the Japanese front would continue for 2 years after Germany’s defeat, post-war reports were not shy of correcting themselves, explaining that even if the atomic bombs weren’t dropped, Japan would have simply ran out of men within 6 months time. The Manhattan Project had been active since 1942, and had run through 2 billion dollars (today’s equivalent of nearly 24 billion dollars), the U.S. military could not simply let this research go to waste, could they?

S Army, 19 August 1945.” Note that the report begins in no uncertain terms: “the following information was obtained from four German rocket scientists… All four men contributed a short story as to what they knew of the atomic bomb development.” The entire affidavit (along with this footnote) is cited from Farrell, Reich of the Black Sun, p. 18-19 5 ibid, p. 45 6 Robert McNamara’s testimony in the documentary “Fog of War”

At the war’s end, resources were to be divided up. One of the most precious of all resources however would be the German Rocket scientists. It is no secret that Werner Von Braun, the genius behind the NASA space program, was German born, and almost as well known is that the German V-2 Rocket was the prototype for our current NASA rocket system, but how these two entities entered the country is a little less known. Once again, declassification decades later would introduce the American public to a new war-time intelligence maneuver.
“On May 19, 1945, just twelve days after Germany’s unconditional surrender, Herbert Wagner, creator of the first Nazi guided missile used in combat, landed in Washington D.C., in a U.S. military aircraft with blacked-out windows. Wagner was the first of a stream of Nazi scientists, technicians, and other to arrive in the United States in a program that came to be known as Project Paperclip. It began as Operation Overcast, a program authorized by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to exploit the knowledge of Nazi scientists… This operation as renamed Paperclip and formally authorized in August 1945 by President Harry Truman, who was assured that no one with “Nazi or militaristic records” would be involved. By mid-November, more Nazi scientists, engineers, and technicians were arriving in America, including Werner Von Braun and more than seven hundred other Nazi rocket scientists.”7

Despite the assurance to President Truman that no hardcore Nazis would be accepted in the program, this would not be the case: Von Braun himself would turn out to be a high-ranking SS member, and would even be pegged by a slave-labor survivor as ordering the execution of a man in his rocket factory. Despite the contention that this move was done to keep the scientists from being absorbed by the Soviet Union, the Soviet Union itself would receive many, many scientists, and arguments can be made that this was a known arrangement between the two World War Two allies. “Dr. Willhelm Voss, the former head of the Skoda Munitions Works in Pilsen, had handled much of the material for Hans Kammler’s8 Kammlerstab Special Projects Group. In

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Marrs, Rise of the Fourth Reich, p. 149, bold emphasis added Head of the V-2 missile program and other special weapons research

May 1945, when elements of the American Army arrived in the Czech city of Pilsen, Voss attempted to hand over a truckload of Kammlerstab documents but was told by the commanding U.S. officer that he was under orders to give everything to the Russians.” 9 These are clear signs of collusion (by means of treaty?) between the super powers in dividing post-war resources. The Nazi infiltration would not stop there; the OSS-turned-CIA itself, the organization that spear-headed Operation Paperclip, has its own sordid history. “General Reinhard Gehlen10… began negotiations with Allen Dulles and the American OSS. Using Nazi intelligence networks as a hole card to provide for his own survival and the survival of his huge spy network, Gehlen made a separate peace with Dulles, resulting in the clean grafting of Nazi spy apparatus to the American clandestine services. This was the birth of the CIA and part of a nexus of betrayal that continues to this day.”11 The Nazis were philosophical enemies to international communism; the loss of their identity (as Nazis) would be gladly accepted should they be able to continue their work in combating the Soviet Union, of which the Cold War against the Soviet Union would openly become the birth of modern military intelligence gathering as we know it today. Over time, the survival of many top Nazi regime members in South America would become well known. The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal’s sentencing of Bormann “in absentee” shows that the governments of the world never did buy the entire notion that the private secretary to the Fuehrer was killed in the war’s end trying to flee Germany as we are taught in schools. With the war far behind us, any true World War Two-era Nazi involvement in our current government is almost impossible due to the members’ extreme age, but their influence is one that must be questioned against the admittance of the CIA’s role in the development and dispersion of
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Ibid, p. 161-162, italic emphasis in original, bold emphasis added Chief of Nazi Intelligence gathering on the Eastern front 11 Keith, Mind Control and UFOs, p. 28
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mirco-dot acid, President Kennedy’s complete lack of knowledge of the Bay of Pigs invasion coupled with his assassination after the threat to break the CIA into a “million pieces,” and of course President Eisenhower’s famous speech warning us of “outside influence” from a “military-industrial-complex.” Whose ‘complex’ was he referring to?

WORKS CITED
Farrell, Joseph P. Reich of the Black Sun: Nazi Secret Weapons and the Cold War Allied Legend. IL: Adventured Unlimited Press, 2004 Fog of War. Dir. Errol Morris. Sony Pictures, 2004 Keith, Jim: Mind Control and UFOs: Casebook on Alternative 3. GA: Illuminet Press, 1999 Marrs, Jim. Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies that Threaten to Take Over America. NY: William Morrow, 2008 No Author, “By the Skin of Our Teeth,” Life Magazine (August 27, 1945) Vasco, Renato and Childress, David Hatcher. Man-Made UFOs 1944-1994: 50 Years of Suppression. IL: Adventures Unlimited Press, 1996