German expert in guided missile guidance, telemetry, and control during World War II. He was educated at the University of Dresden in engineering physics, obtaining his doctorate in 1934. He worked for Siemens from 1935- October 1937, then was hired by Von Braun to work with the rocket team at Kummersdorf as chief of measuring devices. From 1939 he became involved in development of the A3 and then A5 subscale versions of the V-2. He was technical liaison with Regener in development of a scientific package for sounding rocket missions by the V-2. In 1943 he joined Dornberger's staff and was involved with the Wasserfall surface-to-air missile. As of January 1947, hired by the Americans under Project Paperclip and working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Worked his entire life with the rocket team, at Fort Bliss, White Stands, and then at Huntsville. Still living in Huntsville, Alabama in 2004.
Birth Place: German.