Reimar and Walter Horten Interviews
Walter (1912-1996) and Reimar (1915-1993) Horten were two largely self-taught aircraft designers. Their interest in aircraft began as early as 1925 when they joined a fliers club in Bonn, Germany. In 1932, Reimar and Walter commenced work on their first piloted all-wing sailplane, the Ho I. Prior to World War II, the brothers improved upon the Ho I glider, creating other models including the Ho II, Ho III and Ho IV. During the war, they continued their projects, developing many enhanced versions of their original flying wing. This included the Ho 229, the first functional jet-propelled flying wing. After the war, Reimar moved to Argentina where he continued with his unorthodox aeronautical designs while Walter remained in Germany. This collection contains interviews with the Hortens taped by David Myhra. The collection consists of 60 original audiotapes donated by Mr. Myhra. The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Archives had the original audiotapes remastered onto 61 master reel-to-reels and 120 CD-Rs. Also included in this collection is a box of transcriptions for some of these audiotapes. These transcriptions are unidentified and consequently, cannot be matched to the correct audiotapes. Collection size is 8.03 cubic feet (20 boxes).