Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Claude Dornier

Claude Dornier


Branch: Civilian
Born: 14 May 1884 in Bahnhof Kempten im Allgau, Kempten, Bavaria, Germany.
Died: 5 December 1969 in Zug, Switzerland.

Dornier Flugzeugwerke 1914 founder


Personal Information:

Claude Dornier was a German engineer an aircraft designer he also founded Dornier Flugzeugwerke. He was the son of a French wine importer, and his German wife. Claude Dornier moved to Munich to study at the technical University he graduated in 1907.

Claude's first job was with Nagel Engineering Works in Karlsruhe where he worked on strength calculations. In 1910, he joined the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin in Friedrichshafen, while he was there he met the young Richard Vogt and encouraged him to study to become an aircraft engineer. it wasn't long before Claude Dornier was excelling at his job with Zeppelin and came to the notice of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, and was soon appointed his personal scientific adviser.


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