9/6/1895 - 6/27/1980
The German military was searching for a weapon which would not violate the Versailles Treaty of World War I, and at the same time defend Germany. Artillery captain Walter Dornberger was assigned to investigate the feasibility of using rockets. Dornberger went to see the VfR and, being impressed with their enthusiasm, gave them $400 to build a rocket. Wernher von Braun worked through the spring and summer of 1932, only to have the rocket fail when tested in front of the military. However, Dornberger was impressed with von Braun and hired him to lead the military's rocket artillery unit. By 1934 von Braun and Dornberger had a team of 80 engineers building rockets in Kummersdorf, about 60 miles south of Berlin.
Walter Dornberger was born in Giessen, Germany on 6th September, 1895. He joined the German Army in 1914 and during the First World War was captured by the French Army and was held as a prisoner-of-war until 1919.
V2 Rocket Operations and Deployment
General Walter Dornberger had been working toward the mass production of A4 rockets, finally securing production authority for Peenemünde.
Walter Dornberger probably knew more about the V2 systems than anyone else, but the British didn't want his technical knowledge, they wanted to hang him. It was not until 1947 that Dornberger was released from the British.
The precursor of modern ballistic missiles was the German V-2, a single-stage, fin-stabilized missile propelled by liquid oxygen and ethyl alcohol to a maximum range of about 200 miles.
Any of a variety of weapons systems that deliver explosive warheads to their targets by means of rocket propulsion.
and Space Travel Innovation
Rocket innovations and flying saucer patents.