Born: 1903-07-22. Died: 1989-12-25.
Dietrich Singelmann was born in Glogau Germany and attended the Technical University of Breslau from 1923 to 1927 , and received has Dipl. Ing. He was assistant to Professor Ehrhardt, University of Breslau, and to Professor Bernstein and Professor Martiny, University of Halle from 1928 to 1932. From 1932 to 1933 he was associated with the Ilo-Werke at Pinneberg near Hamburg, designing small reciprocating engines; and from 1933 to 1938 he was associated with Siemens & Halske Werke (aircraft engines) designing aircraft engines and accessories. From 1938 to 1939 he was affiliated with the design branch of the research section of the Brandenburgische Motorenwerke, Spandau; and from 1939 in charge of the design branch of the Bayerische Motorenwerke, Spandau; later on in charge of the test and design branch of the rocket-engine manufacturing company, Zuehlsdorf East. Since 1943, he had been general manager of the Zuehlsdorf Plant. He arrived in America under Project Paperclip on 21 June 1946 aboard the Gustav Victory. From January 1947, working at Wright Field, Ohio, advising US rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet on construction of hydrogen turbopumps.