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Wernher von Braun

SurnameBraun
Given NameWernher
Born23 Mar 1912
Died16 Jun 1977
CountryGermany, United States
CategoryScience-Engineering
GenderMale

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Wernher von Braun Timeline

1 Oct 1932 Wernher von Braun, a precocious young Prussian student, was appointed to the German Army Ordnance Department's ballistics section under Captain Walter R. Dornberger, an artillery specialist.
21 Dec 1932 Wernher von Braun attempted to light a rocket with a four meter long pole at Kummersdorf weapons research center south of Berlin, Germany; the rocket's motor exploded.
7 Jul 1943 At the Wolfsschanze headquarters in Rastenburg, Germany, Werhner von Braun and Walter Dornberger presented Adolf Hitler a film of a V-2 rocket launch.
2 May 1945 Werhner von Braun departed Haus Ingeborg in Oberjoch in the Allgäu mountains in southern Germany for Austria; his group ran into American troops after passing through Adolf-Hitler-Pass (now Oberjoch Pass).
3 May 1945 Werhner von Braun, having already been detained by American troops on the previous day in Austria, was officially listed as under arrest.

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Walter Dornberger and Wernher von Braun, date unknownWalter Dornberger, Herbert Axter, Wernher von Braun, Hans Lindenberg, and Bernhard Tessmann (partially cropped), Austria, 3 May 1945
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Walter Dornberger and Wernher von Braun, date unknownWalter Dornberger, Herbert Axter, Wernher von Braun, Hans Lindenberg, and Bernhard Tessmann (partially cropped), Austria, 3 May 1945
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