Riverhead News-Review: Spy House in Wading River Helped Trick Nazis Before D-Day

By Paul Squire


In April 1942, the house — which the Germans believed was one of their spies — received a message that indicated the Nazis were interested in researching an atomic bomb. That information, in part, led President Franklin Roosevelt to accelerate the United State’s own development of the weapon, said Ellen Glasser, president of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

The house also fed falsified info to German military leadership about the D-Day invasion in 1944, helping to mislead the German forces into sending their forces to the wrong beaches.

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