Peenemünde Technical Reports (Fort Bliss / Putkammer Collection)
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0192
Creators:
Peenemunde Research and Development Station
Dates:
1940-1945, circa 1950
bulk 1940-1945
Languages:
German
German.
Physical Description:
1.58 cubic feet
(4 boxes)
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
The German Army and Navy experimental station at Peenemunde, on the North Sea coast of Germany, was established in the mid-1930s to continue the rocketry work begun at Kummersdorf in 1930.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of copies of reports primarily from the Peenemünde Archiv 14, 66, and 86 series.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The documents are in German and are filed in order by Archiv Number (for example: 11/8, 14/2, 14/3).

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The German Army and Navy experimental station at Peenemunde, on the North Sea coast of Germany, was established in the mid-1930s to continue the rocketry work begun at Kummersdorf in 1930. By the end of World War II (1939-1945) the research station produced a number of successful weapons, including the first surface-to-surface guided missile (V-1), the first ballistic missile (V-2), and the first operational air-to-surface missile (He 293), as well as other designs. The equipment developed at Peenemunde formed the basis for postwar research and designs by both the United States and the Soviet Union.

Administration
Processing Information
The materials were held for a time in the Document Room of the Ordnance Research and Development Division Sub-Office on Rockets, Fort Bliss, TX.
Researchers should also refer to Peenemunde Aerodynamics Reports, NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0193; Captured German/Japanese Air Technical Documents – Peenemünde Guided Missile (PGM) Microfilm (one series of NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0431); and Captured German Documents (World War II) – Fort Eustis (FE) Microfilm, NASM Acc. No. XXXX-0468 for other Peenemünde Archiv series documents.
Author
Paul Silbermann
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
No donor information, gift, unknown date

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Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation
Peenemünde Technical Reports (Fort Bliss / Putkammer Collection), Acc. XXXX-0192, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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