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The Peenemunde Research and Development Station, Germany, was established in the mid-1930s. By the late 1930s, the research station was dedicated to the study and development of rocket driven projectiles, notably the V-2. Peenemunde was also the location of the V-1 test flying program and the test site for several other secret projects including the Messerschmitt 163 rocket-propelled aircraft.

Identifier

NASM.1991.0083

Creator

Peenemunde Research and Development Station

Date

1941-1944

Provenance

Various sources, gift/transfer, 1994, 1991-0083, unknown

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Telegrams

Reports

Memoranda

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Peenemunde documents, including the following: memorandums, correspondence, telegrams, and reports. These documents are in German, and some of the documents have signatures of General Dornberger, Wernher von Braun, and Hermann Oberth. This collection also contains a few translated documents from the Wright Field Collection.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Telegrams

Reports

Memoranda

Rights

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Names

Peenemunde Research and Development Station

Dornberger, Walter, 1895-

Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989

Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977

Topics V-2 rocket
World War, 1939-1945
V-1 rocket
Messerschmitt 163 Komet (Comet) Family
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Rocketry
Airplanes -- Rocket engines
Airplanes -- Germany
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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