First rank (L to R), General Dr W Dornberger (partially hidden), General Friedrich Olbricht (with Knight’s Cross), Major Heinz Brandt, and Wernher von Braun (in civil garment) at Pennemünde, in March 1941
Editor’s note. Normally Gumshoe requires each writer to list his/her credentials. An exception is made with G5:
Wernher Magnus Maximillian Freiherr von Braun was a Nazi SS Sturmbannfuhrer, a descendant of The Junkers. The land owning, civil service elite, officer class of The Prussian Military. He had a privileged life.
Although a very average student. He was moved along his 12th Grade, and graduated a year ahead.
He joined The Verein Raumschiffaart, German Military, Army Ordnance Office, under Walter Dornberger in 1932, and was sent to The University of Berlin to study Physics and Engineering. [Read more…]