Talk:Operation Paperclip

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OVERCAST was the actual OSS-sponsored[edit]

my sources indicate that OVERCAST was the actual OSS-sponsored movement of captured personnel and families to the USA. Any comments before I make the edit? ---PaulinSaudi (I forgot how to put my signature here.)

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please put sources on page in References , or something.

we need more references. 05:05, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Missing Elements[edit]

Why is there nothing in this article about the political use of established and wanted nazi war criminals, and protected them from prosecution, for use in anti-communist cold war activities.

There is some comment in Hans Amtmann's autobiographical account, The Vanishing Paperclips, Monogram, 1988. It is a fairly slim volume containing much about his previous aircraft work, so it does not cover a great deal of paperclip ground. But what it does cover is well worth referencing. Indeed, I am surprised that this work is not already referenced in the article. Sorry, I don't have time right now. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 12:00, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
Please see “Controversy and investigations” section, which lists some of the investigations into Paperclip members. While a few of the 1,600 Paperclip members were investigated during their lifetimes, zero (!) of the 1,600 Paperclip members were found guilty of any crime, either in Germany or in America. Hence, using the word “criminal” or words “Nazi war criminal” in the context of any of these German, later American, scientists is arguably an act of libel against these scientists and their families. preiker (Talk) 3:20, 30 April 2017 (UTC)