Herbert Walter Fuhrmann

 Rocket Scientist

Born:April 27, 1912, Dresden, Germany
Died:January 1, 2005, Huntsville, Alabama


•  Herbert Fuhrmann arrived with the first group from Germany on the SS Argentina, arriving November 15, 1946 - Woodard

•  Marshall Space Flight Center, Research and Development in Propulsion and Vehicle Engineering, Mechanical Systems, Building 4610 - Woodard

•  Herbert Fuhmann was a vestry member for St Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church.
A little background on the church:
     "Not until Redstone Arsenal was made the Rocket Development center for the U. S. Army did the mother Church of Protestantism come to the city of Huntsville. For a number of years small groups of Lutherans held services in various locations in the city, however with Redstone and the coming of 125 families of German Scientists to the city from El Paso, Texas, a majority of whom were Lutheran, was there truly a need for the Lutheran Church." - Hart

•  "German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during World War II. Member of the German rocket team, arrived in America under Project Paperclip on 16 November 1945 aboard the Argentina from La Havre. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Worked his entire life with the rocket team, at Fort Bliss, White Stands, and then at Huntsville. Died at Huntsville, Alabama." - Encyclopedia Astronautica

•  Herbert W. Fuhrman participated in the creation of the following patented invention.
     Patent Title: Liquid level indicating and varying device
     Date: Jan 12, 1965
     Patent Number: 3,164,992 Class: 73
     Note: Schulze, William A. (Huntsville, AL) - joint inventor
- Alabama Inventors 1

•  Herbert W. Fuhrman participated in the creation of the following patented invention.
     Patent Title: Roll control device
     Date: Oct 11, 1966
     Patent Number: 3,277,648 Class: 60
     Note: Schulze, William A. (Huntsville, AL) - joint inventor
- Alabama Inventors 2

•  The S&MD code beside the name of "Fuhrmann, Herbert W." is S&MD. This stands for "Structures and Mechanics Division" - 1960 Phone Book

Related Links:

•  1960 Phone Book - Marshall Space Flight Center phone book dated September 4, 1960, four days before the Center was officially dedicated by President Eisenhower.

•  Alabama Inventors 1 - Birmingham Public Library, Madison County Local Database of US Patents for Liquid level indicating and varying device.

•  Alabama Inventors 2 - Birmingham Public Library, Madison County Local Database of US Patents for Roll Control device.

•  Encyclopedia Astronautica - Short Bio.

•  Hart - Article titled "St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church" by Rev. George F. Hart for the Commemorative Album, Celebrating our City's Sesquicentennial of Progress, Huntsville, Alabama, by James E. Taylor, General Chairman, 1955

•  Woodard - Names of the "Original 118 Team" at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. List found here at Lunarpedia.org. Page under "Pioneers, Schemers and Dreamers" submitted by Grady Woodard. List shows names after Ft. Bliss with their reference work location and building number, from Redstone-Army Missile Command Roster - June 1966, MSFC 1960-1967 Charts, Organization Roster - June 1967

"Group of 104 German rocket scientists in 1946, including Wernher von Braun,[1] Ludwig Roth and Arthur Rudolph, at Fort Bliss, Texas. The group had been subdivided into two sections: a smaller one at White Sands Proving Grounds for test launches and the larger at Fort Bliss for research.[2] Many had worked to develop the V-2 Rocket at Peenemünde Germany and came to the U.S. after World War II, subsequently working on various rockets including the Explorer 1 Space rocket and the Saturn (rocket) at NASA." Image and caption from Wikipedia.

"This is the key to identifying the Von Braun Team and his fellow German Rocket Experts before moving from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Huntsville, Alabama." Key from history.msfc.nasa.gov.
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