Wernher von Braun
|Born||23 Mar 1912|
|Died||16 Jun 1977|
|Country||Germany, United States|
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|1 Oct 1932Â||Wernher von Braun, a precocious young Prussian student, was appointed to the German Army Ordnance Department's ballistics section under Captain Walter R. Dornberger, an artillery specialist.|
|21 Dec 1932Â||Wernher von Braun attempted to light a rocket with a four meter long pole at Kummersdorf weapons research center south of Berlin, Germany; the rocket's motor exploded.|
|7 Jul 1943Â||At the Wolfsschanze headquarters in Rastenburg, Germany, Werhner von Braun and Walter Dornberger presented Adolf Hitler a film of a V-2 rocket launch.|
|2 May 1945Â||Werhner von Braun departed Haus Ingeborg in Oberjoch in the AllgÃ¤u mountains in southern Germany for Austria; his group ran into American troops after passing through Adolf-Hitler-Pass (now Oberjoch Pass).|
|3 May 1945Â||Werhner von Braun, having already been detained by American troops on the previous day in Austria, was officially listed as under arrest.|
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