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The Barré Collection of original WW2 classified military intelligence reports on jets and rocketry

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

These security-numbered duplicated typewritten reports were the fruit of important Allied wartime intelligence-gathering and led, inter-alia, to the formation of the US Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency [JIOA], Operation Paperclip, the US Cold War defence program, and the moon landings.



Illustration from "The Horten Tailless Aircraft", No. 18 in the list below

Classified reports issued by CIOS solely under their name

25 of the 30 reports are survivors of the exceedingly rare classified and numbered reports on jets and rocketry by the joint Anglo/American Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee [CIOS] issued in 1944 and 1945 under solely their own name to high-ranking members of the Allied intelligence community.

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

Examples of numbered and classified CIOS or BIOS reports on German jets and rocketry appear for sale so infrequently that it would be virtually impossible to assemble such a collection again. This present collection has taken years to put together.



Reports issued by CIOS and BIOS jointly with HMSO

The 'ordinary' unclassified and unnumbered, or declassified, reports from CIOS and BIOS published jointly with HMSO which occasionally appear for sale were issued for distribution after the war to a wider industrial and commercial audience.


CIOS, JIOA, Operation Paperclip, US defence program, moon landings

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

Under this program, 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.

These reports are therefore all seminal documents in the development over the following decades of the US military defence capabilities, the Saturn rocket program, moon landings, and aerospace exploration.



More information

Additional notes on the wartime and post-war activities of CIOS (and the later BIOS) are available in PDF format here.

Additional notes on the relationship between CIOS, JIOA and Operation Paperclip are available on Wikipedia here.



If wished, the collection can be re-named

The collection is currently known as "The Barré Collection", a family name of the compiler and owner.

Any new owner, if they wish, will be able to rename the collection in any way they choose, whether for commercial purposes or perhaps as a memorial for a member of their own family, of any nationality, who served during the wartime years or was otherwise connected with aviation.



The thirty reports in the collection

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

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 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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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).
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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).
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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)
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report

[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.
>> More information on this report



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