Walter Dornberger Autograph

Major-General Dr. Walter Robert Dornberger (6 September 1895 – 26 June 1980) was a German Army artillery officer whose career spanned World War I and World War II. He was a leader of Nazi Germany's V-2 rocket programme and other projects at the Peenemünde Army Research Centre. After the war, the US Nazi scientist recruitment programme Operation Paperclip saw him move to the US, largely avoiding punishment for involvement in war crimes, to work for some decades in high positions in aerospace, including for Bell Aircraft and Boeing. More about Walter Dornberger

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Dornberger was born in Gießen in 1895. In 1914 he enlisted in the German army during World War 1. In October 1918, as an artillery lieutenant, Dornberger was captured by United States Marines and spent two years in a French prisoner of war camp, mostly in solitary confinement because of repeated escape attempts. In the late 1920s, Dornberger completed an engineering course with distinction at the Berlin Technical Institute, and in the spring of 1930, Dornberger graduated after five years with an MS degree in mechanical engineering from the Technische Hochschule Charlottenburg in Berlin. In 1935, Dornberger received an honorary doctorate, which Col. Karl Emil Becker arranged as Dean of the new Faculty of Military Technology at the TH Berlin.

In April 1930, Dornberger was appointed to the Ballistics Council of the German Army (Reichswehr) Weapons Department as Assistant Examiner to secretly develop a military liquid-fuel rocket suitable for mass-production that would surpass the range of artillery. In the spring of 1932, Dornberger, his commander (Captain Ritter von Horstig), and Col. Karl Emil Becker visited the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (VfR)'s leased Raketenflugplatz (English: "Rocket Flight Field") and subsequently issued a contract for a demonstration launch. On 21 December 1932, Captain Dornberger watched a rocket motor explode at Kummersdorf while Wernher von Braun tried to light it with a flaming gasoline can at the end of a four-meter-long (13 ft) pole. Read even more about Walter Dornberger at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Walter Dornberger

The most expensive item with a signature of Walter Dornberger (WALTER DORNBERGER GERMAN V2 ROCKET SIGNED FDC & PRINT) was sold in June 2010 for $162.49 while the cheapest item (Walter Dornberger signed Philatelic item SPACE SALE German Rockt Pioneer) found a new owner for $3.95 in July 2017. The month with the most items sold (2) was February 2011 with an average selling price of $32.00 for an autographed item of Walter Dornberger. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in March 2014 with $149.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $3.95 was July 2017. In average, an autographed item from Walter Dornberger is worth $59.50.

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thumbnailFort Bliss cover 1948 orig.signed Walter Dornberger, SPACE$40.00logo
thumbnailGen. WALTER DORNBERGER, German V-2 Commander - SIGNED 1964 Oberth Society Cover$30.00logo
thumbnailPeenemunde head General Walter Dornberger rare signed cover - 6e581$81.00logo
thumbnailW. von Braun's Peenemunde boss Walter Dornberger signed cover - 7e336$103.50logo
thumbnailWalter Dornberger - head of Peenemunde - signed Apollo 17 cover$62.00logo
thumbnailWalter Dornberger plus others signed commemorative page$5.50logo
thumbnailWalter Dornberger signed 3x5 card NASA V-2 Rocket Peenemunde Bell Aircraft$79.95logo
thumbnailWalter Dornberger signed cover developed the V-2 Rocket later X-15 & X-20 Dyna..$149.00logo
thumbnailWalter Dornberger signed cover Projct Paperclip Rocket Pioneer$39.00logo
thumbnailWalter Dornberger signed cover Rocket Engineer$149.00logo
thumbnailWalter Dornberger signed cover Space Exploration Peenemunde V-2 Rocket$103.97logo
thumbnailWalter Dornberger signed note Project Paperclip Rocket Scientist$11.20logo
thumbnailWalter Dornberger signed Philatelic item SPACE SALE German Rockt Pioneer$3.95logo
thumbnailWalter Dornberger Signed Photograph Leader of Germany V-2 Rocket Program$102.50logo
thumbnailWalter Dornberger signed postal coverV-2 Rocket Peenemunde$125.00logo