Display Status:

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Collection Item Summary:

"The camouflaged tunnel entrance to the huge underground V-weapon factory at Kleinbodungen, captured by American troops." Entrance to underground Mittlewerk factory tunnel where V-2 missiles were built, showing refugees who lived there immediately after World War II ended. Nordhausen, Germany, circa 1945.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Rocketry
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • V-2 rocket

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1945

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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