SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
SPECIAL CAMP 11

NAME:            Generalmajor Dr. Walter Robert Dornberger
PW NO:          B33410
RANK:            Major General
CAPTURED:   Reutte, Germany
DATE:             2nd May 1945

PERSONAL
DATE OF BIRTH      6th September 1895
PLACE OF BIRTH:   Giessen / Hessen
DIED:                         27th June 1980
PLACE OF DEATH:  Obersasbach
NATIONALITY:        German
RELIGION:                Evangelical
OCCUPATION:        Regular Soldier
HEIGHT:                    5'9"
WEIGHT:                   151 lbs
HAIR COLOUR:        Grey
EYE COLOUR:          Blue Grey

NEXT OF KIN:
        Alice Dornberger, Grosskoenigsdorf Bez, Koeln, Marienhoferweg (British Zone)

Promotions (included):

Commands & Assignments
V-2 rocket being prepared for launch from its mobile transporter/launcher

The first two months after Kammler's appointment were hard and bitter ones. I had to endure a whole series of humiliations. I had to submit to a chaotic flood of ignorant, contradictory, irreconcilable orders from this man who was neither soldier nor technician. They took the form of as many as a hundred teletypes a day.

Photo depicts Dornberger (raincoat, hat, holding cigarette), Wernher von Braun (arm in cast) and other German rocket scientists shortly after they surrendered to U.S. troops in May 1945. Von Braun broke his arm a few weeks earlier in an automobile accident.

Awards & Decorations

This photo depicts Dornberger and Wernher von Braun at a 1944 Christmas banquet reading a telegram congratulating them both on their recent award of the Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords (note both are wearing it about their necks).

Click Here to View an Interesting BBC News Article (7th September 2004) About the V2 Rocket

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