Braun, Freiherr von, Wernher Magnus Maximilian
- Date of birth:
- March 23rd, 1912 (Wirsitz/Prussia, German Empire)
- Date of death:
- June 16th, 1977 (Alexandria/Virginia, United States)
- Service number:
- German (1933-1945, Third Reich)
SS-Sturmbannführer Wernher von Braun was a Germen rocket-scientist who was responsible for the development of the V-1 and the V-2 in the Second World War. After the war, he worked in the United States, where he was of great importance for the development of military and space rockets.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
- Awarded on:
- October 24th, 1944
On the day of the first launch of the V-2 against targets on the western front.