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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Klaus Heinrich Scheufelen

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Branch: Civilian
Born: 30 October 1913 in Oberlenningen, Lenningen, German.
Died: 26 January 2008

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Peenemünde 1942

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Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Heinrich Scheufelen was a German engineer and scientist during World War II Klaus was the son of a paper manufacturer Adolf Scheufelen. After leaving school Klaus Heinrich Scheufelen attended the technical University of Darmstadt he graduated in 1937, with a doctorate in engineering. With the outbreak of World War II, he joined the Army, but because of his qualifications in 1942, Klaus was transferred to the army research centre at Peenemünde where he started work, developing anti-aircraft missiles, such as EMW Wasserfall (Waterfall) and his own project. The EMW Taifun (Typhoon).

Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Heinrich Scheufelen was relocated to the United States. After World War II, as part of Operation Paperclip. Where he worked under Wernher von Braun.

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