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The German Army and Navy experimental station at Peenemunde, on the North Sea coast of Germany, was established in the mid-1930s to continue the rocketry work begun at Kummersdorf in 1930. By the end of World War II (1939-1945) the research station produced a number of successful weapons, including the first surface-to-surface guided missile (V-1), the first ballistic missile (V-2), and the first operational air-to-surface missile (He 293), as well as other designs. The equipment developed at Peenemunde formed the basis for postwar research and designs by both the United States and the Soviet Union.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0192

Processing Information

The materials were held for a time in the Document Room of the Ordnance Research and Development Division Sub-Office on Rockets, Fort Bliss, TX. Researchers should also refer to Peenemunde Aerodynamics Reports, NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0193; Captured German/Japanese Air Technical Documents – Peenemünde Guided Missile (PGM) Microfilm (one series of NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0431); and Captured German Documents (World War II) – Fort Eustis (FE) Microfilm, NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0468 for other Peenemünde Archiv series documents.

Creator

Peenemunde Research and Development Station

Date

1940-1945, circa 1950

bulk 1940-1945

Provenance

No donor information, gift, unknown date

Extent

1.58 Cubic feet (4 boxes)

Summary

The German Army and Navy experimental station at Peenemunde, on the North Sea coast of Germany, was established in the mid-1930s to continue the rocketry work begun at Kummersdorf in 1930.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Manuscripts

Publications

Photographs

Charts

Maps

Arrangement note

The documents are in German and are filed in order by Archiv Number (for example: 11/8, 14/2, 14/3).

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of copies of reports primarily from the Peenemünde Archiv 14, 66, and 86 series.

Genre/Form

Manuscripts

Publications

Photographs

Charts

Maps

Rights

Permissions Requests

Names

Peenemunde Research and Development Station

Topics He 293 (missile)
Aeronautics
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Thermodynamics
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Guidance systems
Guided missiles -- Propulsion systems
Rockets (Aeronautics)
World War, 1939-1945
Thermodynamics
V-1 rocket
Rocketry
Aeronautics, Military
V-2 rocket

Citation

Peenemünde Technical Reports (Fort Bliss / Putkammer Collection), Acc. XXXX-0192, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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