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Thiel, Walter (1910–1943)




Walter Thiel
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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