Nazi Germany's Secret World War II Plan to Attack America with Submarine Missiles

December 22, 2016 Topic: Security Region: Europe Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: World War IIMissilesSubmarinesDefenseTechnology

Nazi Germany's Secret World War II Plan to Attack America with Submarine Missiles

As the war was ending the Nazi had an idea to shake things up—a strike on the U.S. homeland.

Ironically, it would actually be two U.S. submarines that first tested submarine-launched cruise missiles two years later. The weapon: an American copy of the V-1 buzz bomb.

 

Sébastien Roblin holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the United States. He currently writes on security and military history for War Is Boring.

Image: German submarine Wilhelm Bauer. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Heribert Pohl