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Operation Elster

In history, operations and projects on August 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Operation Elster aka “Magpie”  was a Nazi German mission to gather intelligence on and sabotage the Manhattan Project during World War II. The mission was commenced in 1944 with Nazi agents sailing from Kiel, Germany on the U-1230, coming ashore in Maine on November 30, 1944. Within a month the operation ended, resulting in espionage convictions for the agents.

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