"Big Ben" was the World War II code name for the British project to reconstruct and evaluate captured German missiles such as the V-2 rocket. On July 31, 1944, after the UK agreed to exchange Supermarine Spitfires for the wreckage of a V-2 in Sweden during World War II, experts at Farnborough began an attempt to reconstruct the missile. In late July, 1944, Operation Most III the Polish resistance movement (Armia Krajowa) succeeded in capturing an intact V2 rocket near the Pustkow Testing Center. It had been launched for a test flight, falled but didn't explode, and was retrieved intact from the Bug River, and transferred secretly to London.
See also[edit | edit source]
- V-1 and V-2 Intelligence
- Home Army and V1 and V2 — Polish resistance efforts.
- Operation Crossbow
References[edit | edit source]
- McGovern, James (1964). Crossbow and Overcast. New York: W. Morrow. p. 74.
- Collier, Basil (1976) . The Battle of the V-Weapons, 1944-1945. Yorkshire: The Emfield Press. ISBN 0-7057-0070-4.
- Jewishgen.org: Pustkow Concentration Camp (Poland) . retrieve 5.15.2013
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