Walter Dornberger biography

Walter Dornberger

Physicist, Military Person

1895 – 1980

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Who was Walter Dornberger?

Major-General Dr Walter Robert Dornberger was a German Army artillery officer whose career spanned World Wars I and II. He was a leader of Germany's V-2 rocket program and other projects at the Peenemünde Army Research Center.

Dornberger was born in Gießen and enlisted in 1914. In October 1918, as an artillery lieutenant Dornberger was captured by US Marines and spent two years in a French prisoner-of-war camp. In the late 1920s, Dornberger completed an engineering course with distinction at the Berlin Technical Institute, and in the Spring of 1930, Dornberger graduated after five years with an MS degree in mechanical engineering from the Technische Hochschule Charlottenburg in Berlin. In 1935, Dornberger received an honorary doctorate, which Col. Karl Emil Becker arranged as Dean of the new Faculty of Military Technology at the TH Berlin.

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Born
Sep 6, 1895
Giessen
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Technical University of Berlin
Lived in
  • Huntsville
Died
Jun 27, 1980
Sasbach

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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