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Hoelzer, Helmut
Hoelzer
Hoelzer
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German-American engineer. Worked at Peenemuende from 1939 on V-2 guidance system and Messina telemetry system. Led similar efforts for von Braun's later missiles, becoming Director, Computation Division, at Huntsville.

Born: 1912-02-27. Died: 1987-10-12. Birth Place: Germany.

German rocket avionics expert. He began studies at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, but lost his scholarship in 1933 after getting into an argument with a Nazi student organization. After teaching, he returned to Darmstadt and was able to complete his degree and was employed by Telefunken in Berlin. He was recruited by Von Braun to work at Peenemuende, arriving there in 1939. He worked there first on developing the V-2 guidance system and the Messina telemetry system.. Worked his entire life with the rocket team, at Fort Bliss, White Stands, and then at Huntsville. As of 1960, Director, Computation Division, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Died at Huntsville, Alabama.



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1912 February 27 - .
  • Birth of Helmut Hoelzer - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Hoelzer. German-American engineer. Worked at Peenemuende from 1939 on V-2 guidance system and Messina telemetry system. Led similar efforts for von Braun's later missiles, becoming Director, Computation Division, at Huntsville..

1987 October 12 - .
  • Death of Helmut Hoelzer - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Hoelzer. German-American engineer. Worked at Peenemuende from 1939 on V-2 guidance system and Messina telemetry system. Led similar efforts for von Braun's later missiles, becoming Director, Computation Division, at Huntsville..


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