In the end of ww2 the Germans developed the Horton HO 229.
The prototype of the plane crashed during the test, but what matters is that this plane was stealth to raidars back then.
Why did the first fully operational stealth plane appear so much later?
(I know that it takes time to develop and test, and raidars get better all the time, but still a very long time past since the end of ww2 and till the first fully operational stealth plane went into service).
If am sure that if the war would have lasted longer (and thanks god it didn't last longer) the Horton or some other stealth plane would go into fully operational service.
A cool picture of a Horton Ho 229 and a B-2A Spirit:
(not a real picture of corse)