Those of you who've followed my Nazi secret weapons-history research will be aware of my own personal take on Nazism's postwar survival, but it by no means is the only one out there, and that of Dr. Richard Sauder is yet another. I reference it here because Sauder, using my, his own, and others' research, has come up with a slightly different way of connecting the dots, one that I find quite compelling in many respects. First, Sauder's article:
One of the main points that greatly interested me is that Sauder connected the postwar American love affair with underground bases to the Nazi influence, a point I have also made with my recent Saucers, Swastikas, and Psyops. But additionally, Sauder has pointed out that some of these classified bases might be undersea, or indeed, entirely off planet. Sauder also notes that one of the Paperclip memoranda he encountered was signed by Brigadier General Schulgen. Schulgen, of course, was the author of the intelligence collection memorandum for the USAF in September of 1947, a document I parse quite carefully in Roswell and the Reich with a view to show that the document has less to do with ETs than the UFO community would like to think, and a great deal to do with Nazis. Sauder's discovery of this memorandum is therefore quite important, and would seem to lend credence to my "Nazi" interpretation of his intelligence collection memorandum in my Roswell book.
What greatly intrigues me about Sauder's findings are that Dr. W.O. Schumann was among the German scientists sought out for his knowledge and experience with High Voltage physics. I had been aware of this possibility, but had never found certain interest in W.O. Schumann. The fact that the USA would be interested in Schumann gives additional weight to Igor Witkowski's thesis that the USA was attempting to reconstruct as much of the German non-linear physics paradigm as possible. Again, Sauder has established yet another link between the German paperclip scientists and the Roswell matter via Dr. Schumann.
The real bombshells, however, are these:
"Joseoh Farrell mentions the central role played by the Allgemeine Electricitäts Gesellschaft (A.E.G.) in the R&D of the Bell.
"Two specialists with an AEG affiliation are requested by the Paperclip memos:
"Dr. Orthenhuber, with an expertise in homing systems, and also
Professor Bladenbeck, with an expertise in guided missiles and infrared homing.
"Others requested are:
"Dr. Wolfgang Braun, with expertise in radar tracking devices, and
Dr. W. Pfister, with expertise in navigation and theoretical electronics
Dr. Ing. Max Knoll, specialist in cathode ray tubes and electron optics
Dr. Kurt Franz, theorist in high frequency technique
Dr. W. Wessel, specialist in theoretical physics and electrostatics of ion fields
Hans Bomke, specialist in theoretical physics and high frequency techniques
Prof. O. Scherzer, specialist in electron optics"
What is quite intriguing about this shopping list of scientists is that, with the exception of the first two, most of the rest appear to be entirely unrelated to the field of rocketry, but do appear related to fields of physics connected with high energy physics, plasmas, and so on. In this context, Sauder is implying something quite important, namely, that the postwar expansion of American underground bases may be in part due to the construction of research facilities for these German scientists. In other words, the underground factories were reduplicated in America, with a new source of funding - the American taxpayer - replacing the old source of funding -the German taxpayer - with the research projects and personnel remaining essentially intact.
Finally, Sauder has noted the strange meeting between Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, and Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz, and I have to concur, that these two men certainly were not talking about the World Series:
"Remember that Nimitz was a native German speaker and by virtue of his rank and position would have been privy to the very highest levels of war-time intelligence. He was uniquely qualified to debrief Dönitz, in a way that virtually no one else on the American side would have been. It also must be mentioned that Nimitz was appointed the Chief of Naval Operations after WW II, and it was in this capacity that less than a year after the conclusion of hostilities in WW II he issued the orders for the well-known Antarctic Operation High Jump. Operation High Jump has been the subject of much speculation in both UFOlogy and NAZI conspiracy circles concerning the possible presence of a remnant, post-WW II, high-tech NAZI redoubt in the Antarctic region, perhaps incorporating a flying saucer base. I personally do not know if this is the case or not. Who really knows? A great deal of what happened just before, during, and just after the conclusion of military hostilities in WW II remains very murky, to this day."
Sauder is to be congratulated for making this important connection which - if it bears up - does cast yet again yet another long shadow over the whole Operation High Jump affair. I concur, and have always concurred, with the view that a vast Nazi research base in Antarctica was highly unlikely. But the meeting between the two five-star admirals at least raises the specter that Highjump had something to do with postwar Nazi activity, though I personally find it very unlikely that Grand Admiral Doenitz would have disclosed or betrayed anything of a detailed nature to Nimitz, and indeed, it is always possible that the whole Highjump affair was deliberate misdirection to keep Allied eyes off of Argentina.
Also intriguing are Nimitz's apparent connections to another famous Texan of that era: Lyndon Baines Johnson. And with that, the circle closes, in yet another bizarre way...