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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Heinrich Koppenberg

Heinrich Koppenberg

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Branch: Civillan
Born: 15 March 1880 in Herne, Germany.
Died: 6 September 1960 in Karlsruhe, Germany

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Dr. Heinrich Koppenberg became chairman of the Supervisory Board of IFA and managing director of JUMO on 24 November 1933, after Hugo Junkers was forced to drop both positions by the Nazis. Heinrich Koppenberg was already managing director of the Flick consortium. Under his leadership the Junkerswerke were developed to one of Germany's most powerful armament installations.

Heinrich Koppenberg incorporated Junkers Flugzeugwerke AG and Junkers Motorenbau GmbH into the Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG in 1936. Heinrich Koppenberg was also responsible for the monumental enlargement of Junkers installations throughout Germany.

In January 1941 Heinrich Koppenberg left the board of directors of IFM, followed by Dr. Leo Rothe. Heinrich Koppenberg already left the IFA supervisory board on 16th December 1937. Since 1941 Heinrich Koppenberg was accountable for aluminium output in Germany and the occupied countries. After the end of the Second World War Heinrich Koppenberg attempted to reactivate the previous Junkers consortium. Heinrich Koppenberg was killed by an accident in 1960.

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