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.
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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
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Peenemünde Technical Reports (Fort Bliss / Putkammer Collection), Acc. XXXX-0192, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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