The Peenemunde Wind tunnels

A Memoir
Author(s): 
Wegener, Peter P.
ISBN: 
0300063679
Date published: 
January 1996
Paperback
Price: 
£22.50
Pages: 
264

In 1943, on orders from the German Air Ministry, young physicist Peter P. Wegener left the Russian front and reported to the Baltic village of PeenemŸnde. His assignment was to work at the supersonic wind tunnels of the rocket laboratories of the German Army. Here Wernher von Braun led a team that developed the V-2, the world's first large rocket-powered guided missile, and laid much of the groundwork for postwar rocket development. In this fascinating book, Wegener recounts his experiences during Hitler's time, World War II, and his years at PeenemŸnde.