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The Barré WW2 Jets and Rockets Military Intelligence Collection

A museum-quality archive of 30 original WW2 Anglo/American classified and numbered high-level security military intelligence reports on German jet and rocket technology.

For sale by private negotiation in the £15,000 region. See end of listing.



The Barré WW2 Jets and Rockets Military Intelligence Collection

An outstanding and prestigious collection of 30 WW2 military intelligence reports

25 of the 30 reports in the collection are survivors of the exceedingly rare classified ('SECRET', 'RESTRICTED' or 'CONFIDENTIAL') and security-numbered intelligence reports on jet and rocket propulsion issued by the joint Anglo/American Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee [CIOS] in the last few months of the Second World War.

These reports were prepared by fast-moving mobile non-combatant teams of British and American officers, scientists and engineers operating close to the front line of the advancing allied forces. Their function was to investigate newly liberated or captured German factories, research centres and other targets of military interest and to gather intelligence on those target sites.

This included the inspection and, where possible, removal of all aspects of the technology - prototypes, documents and working drawings - to interview scientists and other personnel, and to issue reports summarising or detailing their findings.

Each of their reports was then classified, duplicated with each copy individually numbered, and distributed under solely the CIOS name to members of the Western Allies intelligence community with appropriate security clearance.

Also included in the 30 are 5 similarly rare classified and security-numbered reports by the 1945-46 British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee [BIOS].

Classified and security-numbered CIOS or BIOS reports such as these on German jets and rockets were issued under conditions of stringent wartime secrecy.  Few survived their initial distribution; examples now appear for sale so infrequently that this present collection has taken over 8 years to put together.

It would be virtually impossible to assemble such a collection again and it is likely that this collection is amongst the finest in private ownership in the world outside closed national security archives.

These classified reports should not be confused with the 'ordinary' unclassified and unnumbered reports also prepared by CIOS and BIOS but published somewhat later by HMSO (His Majesty's Stationery Office) with the HMSO name prominent on the top cover along with the CIOS or BIOS name and a Patent Infringement warning notice.

Unclassified and declassified reports with the HMSO imprint, although still collectable in their own right when they appear for sale, with some individual titles rarely found, contained material which had been cleared for release after the war to a wider audience with commercial or industrial interests.

Examples for sale of the "ordinary" HMSO types can be found at CIOS/HMSO reports and BIOS/HMSO reports



Further information on CIOS and BIOS

Additional notes updated to 10th January 2018 on the CIOS and BIOS war period intelligence reports are available here in a free 8-page downloadable PDF file.

This PDF also has illustrations showing the difference in appearance between the rare classified reports and the more commonly found HMSO variety.



JIOA, Operation Paperclip, US defence program, moon landings, commercial aviation

The advanced German technologies uncovered by the CIOS investigation teams and evidenced by these 30 and similar classified reports led directly to Operation Paperclip, the program of the US Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency [JIOA].

Under Paperclip, more than 1,800 German scientists, engineers, and technicians including, notably, Wernher von Braun and his V-2 rocket team, were recruited and taken to the United States.

The reports on jets and rockets in this collection are therefore all seminal documents in the development over the following decades of the US and western military defence capabilities, the Saturn rocket program, moon landings, aerospace exploration, and, ultimately, the whole of the commercial jet aircraft and aviation industry.



The collection's name

The collection is currently known as "The Barré WW2 Jets and Rockets Military Intelligence Collection", Barré being a family name of Michael Cole, the compiler and present owner.

Any new owner would be free to rename the collection in any way they chose, for example to include the name of a company or individual connected with the aviation or aerospace industry.



The thirty reports in the collection

The collection is compact in size, the 30 reports, each protected in a loose see-through archival jacket, occupying in total about 10 inches, 30 cms, of shelf space (see illustration at the top of this page).

Additional notes on each specific report are provided in a clickable link at the end of its brief description in the list below.

There are many exceptional reports in the collection but of particular note are reports numbered [1], [2], [4], [18], [22] and [25] in the list.



Illustration from "The Horten Tailless Aircraft", report [18] in the list below

[1]
CIOS May/June 1945 SECRET report Copy No. 322:
Underground Factories in Central Germany
The primary source of detailed information on the organisation of German underground wartime secret industry at 13 locations in Central Germany.
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[2]
CIOS July 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 293
Rocket Power Plants Designed and Constructed by Walter Werke, Kiel
An important restricted and numbered report on jet devices manufactured by Walter Werke, Kiel.
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[3]
CIOS c. November 1944 SECRET report Copy No 233
Caproni-Campini Aircraft and Allied Developments in Italy
The CIOS secret report on the original prototype Italian Campini aircraft with a ducted airscrew or fan, and ducted exhaust, a forerunner of true jet propulsion.
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[4]
CIOS May 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 286
Aerodynamics of Rockets and Ramjets Research and Development Work at "Luftfahrtforschungsanstalt Hermann Goering" Volkenrode
A report covering primarily flak rockets and guided missiles including Fuerlillie with contributory comments by Dr. Werner Von Braun.
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[5]
CIOS November 1944 SECRET report Copy No 112
Caves at Bad Mories, near Vaas used for Storage of Peroxide
A fine intelligence report on storage facilities for fuel for jet aircraft and V2 rockets in caves in France.
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[6]
CIOS June/August 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 221
The Design of German Aircraft Hydraulic Systems, Fuel Systems and Fuel System Components and Accessories
A major, important, and rare restricted report. "This report is an attempt to give as completely as possible information obtained on the design of German aircraft hydraulic systems, fuel systems and accessories." (Introduction).
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[7]
CIOS June 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 281
Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) A Production Survey
Special notice is given to the production and plans for both production and development of turbojets, and how these plans were linked to aircraft production and design.
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[8]
CIOS 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 154
Luftfahrtforschungsanstalt Braunschweig
The CIOS report on the Engine Institute Laboratories at Luftfahrtforschunganstalt Hermann Goering, Braunschweig. Included is a detailed interrogation of Professor Lutz, head of jet propulsion and aircraft turbine research.
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[9]
CIOS May 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 196
Rocket Motor Developments in Germany
A survey of the rocket fuels and rocket power plants developed by the German Government for use in rocket missiles, aircraft prime movers and jet assisted take-off devices.
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[10]
CIOS c. June 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 315
German Guided Missiles
A survey of the main points of interest of some of the best known German guided planes and rocket projectiles, relevant features such as dimensions, weights, performances and control being mentioned.
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[11]
CIOS August 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 279
German Rocket Power Plants
Rocket drives for many controlled missiles: Enzian, Wasserfall, Rheintochtor, HE17, Nussknacker, X-4, X-7, Hecht, Taifun, BV 143, Feuerlillie, etc. And for ME 163, Natter, V-1 launching.
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[12]
CIOS August 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 234
Doblhoff Jet Propelled Helicopter
A special report covering the research work conducted by Friederich Doblhoff and associates at Wiener Neustadter Flugzeugwerke from October 1942 to the end of the war on the WNF-342 jet-propelled helicopter.
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[13]
CIOS August/September 1944 SECRET report Copy No 168
Gas Turbine and Jet Propulsion Work in Paris
WW2 military intelligence report by CIOS on 23 individual named locations in the Paris area, with some named management and other personnel, involved in activity relating to advanced engine technology.
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[14]
CIOS July 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 288
Natter Interceptor Project
The report by CIOS classified as Restricted on the German secret Natter vertical take-off aircraft intended for use against US high-level bombers on daylight raids.
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[15]
CIOS July 1945 CONFIDENTIAL report Copy No 359
German Aircraft Industry Friedrichshafen-Munich Area
A report on Dornier, Zeppelin and Messerschmitt works and factories in various locations in the Friedrichshafen and Munich areas, and in Austria.
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[16]
CIOS May 1945 SECRET report Copy No 109
Production of Concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide Solutions Bad Lauterberg (Harz)
WW2 hydrogen peroxide production at Bad Lauterberg in the Harz Mountains.
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[17]
CIOS June 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 337
Messerschmitt Company's Design and Development Department Oberammergau
A composite work on various aspects of Messerschmitt's activities including several specialised interrogation reports of key personnel, engineers and designers.
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[18]
CIOS May 1945 SECRET report Copy No 110
The Horten Tailless Aircraft
The exceedingly rare Secret version of the major CIOS report on the Horten aircraft.
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[19]
CIOS May 1945 SECRET report Copy No 286
Investigation of Rocket Research Elektromechanische Werke G.M.B.H.
An outstanding report containing a major 20 page section on Wasserfall and 7 pages of detailed notes on the A-4 (V-2).
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[20]
CIOS July 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 256
Messerschmitt Advanced Fighter Design
An examination of the P-1101, P-1106, P-1110, P-1111, P-1112 series of prototype Messerschmitt jet fighters under development in the final year of WW2.
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[21]
CIOS c. June 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 231
Junkers Aircraft and Engines Facilities
The Junkers facility at Dessau consisted of the aircraft production plant and design and development groups. This report concentrates on examining different aspects of the Junkers 004 gas turbine engine series.
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[22]
CIOS June 1945 SECRET report Copy No 278
Rockets and Guided Missiles
The report by Geoffrey Gollin of the British Ministry of Supply on Peenemunde, the A.4, Wasserfal, Taifun, and B.M.W. Most importantly, it contains the first printing of Wernher von Braun's prescient 8-page essay on the future development of space travel.
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[23]
CIOS October 1944 CONFIDENTIAL report Copy No 181
William Prym, Stolberg and Zweifall
Investigation of the William Prym organisation at Stolberg, engaged in the development and manufacture of turbine blades for the Jumo 004 jet engine, and similar work.
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[24]
CIOS May/June 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 217
Bayerische Motor Werke (BMW)
"The target [at Karlsfeld, Dachau] ... is one of the outstanding German stations for stationary tests on rocket motors. Stations of comparable importance have been only at Peenemunde and Berlin". (Extract from report)
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[25]
BIOS July 1945 SECRET report Copy No. 108
Supersonic Wind Tunnels and Static Testing of V.2. Rockets
The July 1945 report by L.G. Taffs containing details of the supersonic wind-tunnel at Kochel and the facilities for the assembly and static testing of V2 rockets at Redl Zipf.
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[26]
CIOS August 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No 346
Messeschmitt [sic] Engineering and Research Facilities Oberammergau and Aeronautical Research Institute of Vienna
A report concentrating on German advanced swept-wing high-speed aircraft design including the Messerschmitt 1101 and the delta-wing Lippisch LP-11.
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[27]
BIOS July/August 1945 SECRET report Copy No 497
Interrogation of German Air Ministry (OKL) Technical Personnel Luftwaffe Lager, near Kiel
The Oberkommando der Luftwaffe (OKL) was the air force High Command of the Third Reich. Senior members of the OKL's technical air armament section were held in July 1945 in a camp at Gettorf, near Kiel, where they were interrogated by a British team.
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[28]
BIOS February 1946 CONFIDENTIAL report Copy No 114
Survey of Research Problems on High Speed Aerodynamics and other Scientific Work
An important report by Dr. Bernhard Goethert giving his past experience and suggestions for future work in high speed aerodynamics.
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[29]
BIOS June/August 1945 RESTRICTED report Copy No. 227
Materials and Aerodynamics Research Institute, Sonthofen, Bavaria
A major report on the contents of the most important Materials Research Institute of the DVL (Deutsche Versuchsanstalt fur Luftfahrt) evacuated to Bavaria from their Berlin laboratories late in 1944, and similar material.
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[30]
BIOS January 1946 CONFIDENTIAL report Copy No 107
Brief Report on the Supersonic Wind Tunnel in Kochel (Group 2)
A report by Dr. Rudolf Hermann on the range of problems and development of the supersonic wind tunnel at Kochel.
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Due to retirement, the Barré Jets and Rockets Collection is for sale by private negotiation.

Offers in the region of £15,000 are invited.   An immediate decision will be made on any offer which will remain confidential and not used to seek higher offers elsewhere.

Payment by cleared cheque or direct payment to bank.  I regret not being able to accept payment by credit card.

The purchaser is responsible for collection or shipment from York.

If possibly interested, or if you require further information, please contact me using the email address shown here

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