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Works Progress Administration LogoAt the close of WW2, German engineers dreamed of an
invincible force of Airborn storm troopers -Rakete propultion
Geschwader. An invincible command team of rocket propelled
soldiers who could overcome trench battle via single occupancy
rocket transit systems. This futuristic technology held a real
threat in the field of battle, but by the time it was deployed, the
war had concluded. The German machines were split between the
victorious powers as a part of the Marshall plan.

In Russia, personal rocket transit was initially warmly
received. The people’s army of rocket watchers was launched in
Moscow in 1946, but the project was short lived. Stalin was not
fond of the project or it’s German origin, and was known to believe
that individual rocket flight was “a dangerous idea that might lead
to individual action”. Not long after their inception, the Russian
rocket army was dismantled and many participants were sent to

In the United States the imported technology became an
integral part of the last great jobs programs. Created in1944 – the
Municipal rocket authority was one of the final creations of the
Works Progress Administration (WPA). Well funded and loosely
defined, shock squads of domestic rocket men were organized in
major American cities. Rocket men were held to strict codes of
conduct, and intended to represent not just the safe and victorious
country of the day, but a vision of a faster, cleaner, streamlined
atomic world on the horizon. With the demise of the WPA, the
last of the great forward looking programs were consolidated into
the Federal Bureau of Probable Labor (See: Pneumatic subway
transit, the US Zepplin corps, and the atomic fire dept). These
operations are still active in some American cities, although the
facilities are frequently limited. Replacement rocket parts are
available only from a factory in E. Berlin.

In France, surplus German rockets were considered un-viable
war salvage and sold off to the Greit manufacturing company in
1945. Greit had limited success in the vacuum cleaner business,
although it must be pointed out that they manufactured the only
commercial vacuum cleaner capable of breaking the sound barrier.

Text reproduced electronically from archival materials dated 1963.