Born: 21 February 1915
Died: 9 February 1975 in Augsburg, Germany
Test Pilot 1930 to 1945
Fritz Wendell was a German test pilot. During World War II on the 26th of April 1939, Fritz Wendell set a new world air speed record flying the Me 209 V-1.
He managed to break the previous record set by Hans Dieterle on 30 March 1939 flying the He 100 V-8. Fritz Wendell was also the first test pilot to fly Me 209 with a liquid fuelled rocket engine, also Fritz test flew the He 280 which was powered by a jet engine On 18 July 1942 in Leipheim near Günzburg, Germany, Fritz Wendell test flew the Me 262, this test light was conducted with the Junkers Jumbo 003 jet engines fitted.
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