Families of Operation Paperclip

In 1945 during the cold war and the space race with Russia, the United States conducted Operation Paperclip. Over 1600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians were taken from Germany to work for the U.S. government. Operation Paperclip’s purpose was to aid and advance the U.S. military during the cold war. This isn’t a video about the scientists and engineers, but about the 108 families stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Thank you for watching From the Space Vault!