Monday, March 05, 2007

Mark Bingham/Operation Paperclip

Herbert K Hoglan, age 91, is Mark Kendall Bingham's
maternal grandfather. His maternal grandmother, Betty
J Hoglan died June 15, 2002 and is listed in the
Social Security Death Index. According to Herbert K
Hoglan's own naritave he personally transported 1,500
Nazis into this country. This was called Operation
Paperclip. It now becomes very clear as to why Mark
Kendall Bingham is not listed in the Social Security
Death Index.

University of Iowa Department of Chemistry
Spring/Summer Newsletter 2003

Herbert K. Hoglan (B.S. 1936, advisor:
Edward Bartow) wrote the following:
"After graduating from the University of
Iowa with a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna
Cum Laude in 1936, I was hired by the
Dow Chemical Company of Midland,
Michigan. I was their Midwest sales representative
until the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Then, after having taken the four year advanced
course in ROTC at Iowa, I was
immediately called to the colors and participated
in the first allied offensive of
World War II, namely "Operation Torch."
I participated in the original landing at
Oran, Algeria at 1:30 a.m. on November
8, 1942, and later I was an officer in the
Big Red One (First Infantry Division).
Afterwards, I participated in several major
engagements under General Patton. I
visited Europe recently and ran into my
old superior officer's grave. George Patton
rests in a beautiful spot, the U.S. Veteran's
Cemetery in Luxembourg. He survived
World War II all right, but was cut
down by a freak auto accident in Bavaria
(South Germany) in 1945.
Later, I acted as an operational liaison
officer between General Eisenhower's
headquarters (S.H.A.E.F.) and British
General Anderson's. After the battle of
Kasserine Pass, I, along with two other
officers, brought 1,500 German prisoners
back to the U.S. on the transport George
S. Goethals. Back in the U.S., I was sent
to Camp Croft, South Carolina to help
train raw recruits for the events yet to
come. After the war, I resumed my academic
efforts and earned my Masters Degree in
Professional Education from the University
of Miami in 1972. After earning the
latter degree, I engaged in teaching both
chemistry and mathematics at Citrus College
in Azusa, California, as well as at
Miami Senior High School in Miami,
Florida. As the joke "at the front" goes: "You'll
have lots of experiences to tell your
grandchildren." Unfortunately, until very
recently, I only had one grandchild. His
life was cut short by the terrorist attacks
on our country on September 11, 2001.
After a valiant effort by my grandson and
the other passengers to fight back against
the terrorists, the plane crashed in
Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all
aboard. Later it was discovered that this
particular flight, the fourth and last plane
hijacked that fateful morning, was undoubtedly
headed for the White House.
Subsequently, President Bush and Senator
John McCain pronounced all passengers
and crew aboard as heroes, since
they saved many lives on the ground in
Washington, D.C. My grandson's name
was Mark Bingham and his mother's
name (my daughter) is Alice Hoglan. Alice
is a flight attendant with United Airlines,
based in San Francisco, California."

Operation Paperclip was the codename under which the
US intelligence and military services extricated
scientists from Germany, during and after the final
stages of World War II. The project was originally
called Operation Overcast, and is sometimes also known
as Project Paperclip.

(Herbert K & Betty J Hoglan)
Hoglan, Herbert & Betty
18000 Madrone Dr
Los Gatos, CA 95033-8956
(408) 353-1378

BETTY J HOGLAN b-28 Jan 1918 d-15 Jun 2002
SS#-270-18-9247 Issued-Ohio

(Alice Ann & Candyce Sue Hoglan)
Hoglan, A & C S
18000 Madrone Dr
Los Gatos, CA 95033-8956
(408) 353-3900

Bingham, M
245 E 24th St
New York, NY 10010-3821
(212) 481-0245

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