An RAF photograph taken on the 23rd of June, 1943, provides a view of two V-2 rockets lying side by side (C) within the elliptical earthworks at Peenemünde, where the missiles were tested. Also visible are giant cranes (B) and the missile storage building (A).

On this date in 1945, the United States begins recovery of 14 tons of V-2 rocket documentation as part of Project Paperclip.  The German rocket team directs American troops to a mine hiding technical documentation from Peenemunde, a Nazi re-search and development site.