Anthony Fokker

Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft designer

1890 – 1939

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Who was Anthony Fokker?

Anton Herman Gerard "Anthony" Fokker was a Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer. He is most famous for the fighter aircraft he produced in Germany during the First World War such as the Eindecker monoplanes, the Dr.1 triplane and the D.VII biplane. After the collapse of Germany, Fokker moved his business to the Netherlands where his company was responsible for a variety of successful aircraft including the Fokker trimotor, a successful passenger aircraft of the inter-war years. He died in North America in 1939. Later authors suggest he was personally charismatic but controversial or unscrupulous in business.

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Born
Apr 6, 1890
Kediri, East Java
Also known as
  • Anton Herman Gerard Fokker
Spouses
Nationality
  • Netherlands
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Dec 23, 1939
Murray Hill

Submitted
on July 23, 2013