The developers and designers of the Nazi missile weapons surrender to the 44th American Division. Also, the Americans were given and documentation for the development.
In the summer of 1945, during Operation Paperclip, they were all taken to America and continued their work there, but already on the US government. So the US acquired its own missile and space programs.
From left to right:
Engineer-administrator, one of the founders of heavy rocket engineering Lieutenant-General Walter Dornberger (with a cigar);
the chief designer of the V-2 rocket, Obersturmbannfuehrer SS Wernher von Braun (with plaster), the future “father” of the US space program;
Bernhard Tessmann (trimmed with frame border).
Date: 03 May 1945