Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Konrad Dannenberg (1912 - 2009)

Pictured here with Scaled Composite's Burt Rutan (r), Konrad Dannenberg surrendered to American forces at Peenemünde, among Warner Von Braun's 116 comrades who perfected the worlds's first advanced program by raining terror on England, among these Adolf Hitler's "Rache-Waffe," the V-2.

Dannenberg's wife said Monday Dannenberg had died of natural causes in Huntsville.

With Dannenberg's death, a mere few of Von Brauns' "Germans," as they would soon become known, and who came to Alabama after serving as prisoner of war in New Mexico, are still alive.

Dannenberg, 96 Dannenberg had a role in developing Redstone, the Jupiter-C and Saturn rocket boosters, including the Saturn V that began each of America's lunar landing missions between 1968 and 1972.

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