Dornberger, Walter R. (1895–1980)
Walter Dornberger was Wernher von Braun's military superior during
the German rocket development program of World War II. He oversaw the effort
at Peenemünde to build the V-2,
fostering internal communication and successfully advocating the program
to officials in the German army. He also assembled the team of talented
engineers under von Braun's direction and provided the funding and staff
organization needed to complete the project. After World War II, Dornberger
was brought to the United States as part of Operation
Paperclip and helped develop ballistic missiles for the Department of
Defense. He also worked for Bell Aircraft for several years, developing
hardware for Project BOMI, a rocket-powered space plane.
- Borrowman, Gerald L. "Walter R. Dornberger." Spaceflight 23 (1981): 118-19.
- Dornberger, Walter R. V-2. Translated by James Cleugh and
Geoffrey Halliday. New York: Viking, 1958.
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