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Paperclip Project List of German rocket scientists in the United States

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  • Wernher von Braun (1912 - 1977)
    Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (* 23. März 1912 in Wirsitz, Provinz Posen, Deutsches Reich; † 16. Juni 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia, Vereinigte Staaten) war als deutscher und später...

The following lists contain names of engineers, scientists and technicians specializing in rocketry who originally came from Germany but spent most of their careers working for the NASA space program in Huntsville, Alabama.

Particularly after World War II, many engineers left Germany to pursue further rocket projects in the U.S. The majority had been involved with the V-2 in Peenemünde, and 127 of them eventually entered the U.S. through Operation Paperclip. They were also known as the Von Braun Group.[1]

Before and after Operation Paperclip, other German experts arrived in the US by individual immigration without government links and would only later join various space projects, primarily at NASA.[2][3]

   Andreas Alexandrakis
   Rudi Beichel [4]
   Wernher von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama from July 1, 1960 to January 27, 1970
   Werner Dahm [5]
   Konrad Dannenberg
   Kurt H. Debus
   Ernst R. G. Eckert
   Krafft Arnold Ehricke
   Ernst Geissler
   Dieter Grau
   Walter Häussermann
   Karl Heimburg
   Otto Hirschler[6]
   Helmut Hoelzer
   Hans Hueter
   Wilhelm Jungert
   Georg ("George") Emil Knausenberger[citation needed]
   Heinz-Hermann Koelle
   Hubert E. Kroh[citation needed]
   Hermann H. Kurzweg [7]
   Hans Maus
   Fritz Mueller [8]
   Willy Mrazek
   Erich W. Neubert
   Hans R. Palaoro
   Theodor A. Poppel
   Eberhard Rees
   Gerhard Reisig [9]
   Georg Rickhey[10]
   Werner Rosinski [11]
   Ludwig Roth
   Arthur Rudolph
   Harry Ruppe
   Friedrich von Saurma
   August Schulze
   Walter Schwidetzky*[12]
   Ernst Stuhlinger
   Bernhard Tessmann
   Adolf Thiel
   Albert Zeiler
   Theodor Karl Otto Vowe
   Georg von Tiesenhausen
   Albin Wittmann
   Helmut Zoike
   Hans Hosenthien, Director of Flight Dynamics, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama

After Operation Paperclip

   Fridtjof Speer
   Walter Dornberger
   Hermann Oberth
   Jesco von Puttkamer
   Guenter Wendt https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_German_rocket_scientists_in_t...