Thiel, Walter (1910–1943)
German engineer who directed the development of the V-2
(A-4) rocket motors. His designs resulted in a leap from engines that developed
a few thousand kilograms of thrust to engines
that were more then ten times as powerful. Thiel and his family were killed
during the allied attack on Peenemunde
when their shelter took a direct hit from a falling bomb.
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