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Dorman, Bernhardt L (1907-1999) Jewish-American engineer. Key Aerojet employee, 1943-1972.

Dorman was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a Lithuanian laundry owner and Polish mother. He graduated from college as a mechanical engineer, first working in 1930 for an automotive carburetor company in Flint, Michigan. By the second world war he had a comfortable engineering job at International Harvester in Chicago when he heard of a rocket company being formed in California. He joined Aerojet as chief test engineer on 25 June 1943. He became a key employee, leaving for a while in the 1960's to work for NASA, but returning to Aerojet in his last 30 years to manage its real estate holdings, and document its history.

Birth Place: Jewish, Illinois.

Born: 1907.07.30.
Died: 1999.03.27.

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  • Walker, Chuck, with Powell, Joel, Atlas - The Ultimate Weapon, Apogee Books, Canada, 2005.
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  • Death of Bernhardt L Dorman - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Dorman. Summary: Jewish-American engineer. Key Aerojet employee, 1943-1972..

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