People AAA - CZZ
Achterberg, Fritz Wilhelm
(* 1901, + 12 Jun 1939)
- Technical Director at Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke (1935-1939)
Facility Manager of the Motorenwerk at Dessau
Fritz Achterberg was born in 1901 and studied at Danzig and Berlin University. In 1924 he received his pilot license and joint Deutscher Aero Lloyd, which later was absorbed by Luft Hansa. Achterberg became managing director of Lufthansa's test department in August 1932.
In 1935 he joint Junkers Flugzeugwerke. He became the technical director and joint Untucht's Ju86 flight from Dessau to Bathurst in 1936. In September 1936 he became member of the board of IFM directors and he was the deputy chairman of this board until September 1938. Achterberg was also the facility manager of Junkers Motorenwerke at Dessau. In this position Achterberg enforced the Junkers Diesel Oil Engines for passenger aircraft. He died during a crash with an A48 in June 1939 near Angermuende.
Links other Sites:
- Fliegergraeber.de - Achterberg Biography
* 28 Jul 1891, + 1943
Financial Director at Junkers Luftbild GmbH (1923-1932)
Herbert Angelroth Joint the German Army during WWI in 1914 and was a member of the Infantrie-Regiment 26 in Kurland and Romania. In 1917 he became a member of the Fliegertruppen. After flight Training Angelroth Joint FAA 258 as an observer at the West Front. In 1919 he was a member of the Fliegerstaffel 108. In 1919 he left the Army and Joint the Sachsenberg Kampfgeschwader in the Baltic Region. He finally left the Army in 1919/20.
He joint Junkers in August 1923. In 1925 he became financial manager of Junkers Luftbild Zentrale, which was part of Junkers Luftverkehr. When Junkers Luftverkehr was absorbed by Luft Hansa in 1926, the Luftbild Zentrale was integrated into Junkers Flugzeugwerke and Angelroth swapped over to Junkers Flugzeugwerke. He left Junkers in September 1932 and later joint the newly formed Luftwaffe. He was killed during a duty travel by car accident in 1943.
Links to other Sites:
- altearmee.de - Infos and Photos about Angelroth
Arntzen, Heinrich Johann
* 11 Sep 1894, + ????
Manager Foreign Affairs (Fili Joint Venture) (1924-1927)
Manager JFAG Sales Department (1927-1929)
Arntzen performed his aerodynamic and engineering studies at TH Aachen. He designed several self built aircraft before WWI and received a FAI pilot license in 1913. Between 1914 and 1918 Arntzen was member of the Fliegertruppe. Initially he was engaged as an observer Pilot with FFA 34 and FFA 2. Later Arntzen became a fighter Pilot with Jasta 15 and in January 1918 he became commander of Jasta 50. Arntzen was wounded during a ballon attack in May 1918
In August 1923 Arntzen joint Junkers Flugzeugwerke and became assistant of the technical director. Since 1924 Arntzen became the responsible manager of the JFAG coordination unit to foreign production units, i.e. the Fili and Limhamn plants. As a member of the JFAG Sales Departement Arntzen organized a Yemen expedition in 1927. In 1928 Arntzen proposed an all metal sport aircraft, which was influenced from his market knowledge. This aircraft was finally developed by Pohlmann as the Junkers A50.
In January 1930 Arntzen left Junkers and joint Duerener Metallwerke AG. In 1935 Arntzen founded his own company, "Arntzen Leichtbau KG" at Brackwede, which was dissolved in 1945 by the Allies. He restarted in 1950 with an engineering office for light metal constructions and thermodynamic applications.
Links to other Sites:
* 1908, 14 Oct 1965
Manager Billing Account Junkers ZW Magdeburg (until 1945)
Director's Board of Hugo Junkers Gesellschaft (1956-1965)
Augenreich was manager of the billing account departement of the Magdeburg plants of Junkers Flugzeug und Motorenwerke AG during the final years. In 1956 he became member of the board of directors of the "Hugo Junkers Gesellschaft".
* 15 Mar 1904, + 5. Nov 1969
1939 – 1945
Ju88 Project Manager
1945 - 1946
Design Manager OKB-1 Dessau
1946 - 1955
Design Manager OKB-1 Podberesja
1955 - 1961
Design Manager VEB Dresden
Brunolf Baade was born in March 1904 in Berlin. In 1922 he started his aviation studies at TU Berlin, later at Munich, where he finished his studies in 1926. Brunolf Baade was busy as the chief engineer of Acron Airships in the USA since 1930 for ten years, before he returned to Germany in 1939, where he joined IFM Brunolf Baade was the responsible project manager of the Junkers Ju 88 and Junkers Ju 288 since May 1939. His final Junkers activities were focused on the Junkers Ju 287 development. When the Russians occupied Dessau, Brunolf Baade was one of the leading managers there. Under his leadership the Ju287 was finished. Together with other Junkers employees Baade went later to Moskow, where they were engaged in Russian bomber designs. In the fifties Baade returned to the German Democratic Republic, where he became manager at the Flugzeugwerke at Dresden. Under his management the German Democratic Republic started the development of a passenger jet airliner under the designation Baade 152, of which two finally became airborne. Under Soviet pressure this last Baade development was finally stopped. Since 1961 Baade was a professor at the University of Dresden until his death in 1969.
- Reinhard Mueller
Brunolf Baade und die Luftfahrtindustrie der DDR
Sutton-Verlag, 2010, ISBN 978-3866807211
Links to other Sites:
- Wikipedia.de / Wikipedia.org - Informations about Brunolf Baade
- flugzeug-lorenz.de - extensive Story about Brunolf Baade
4 Apr. 1884, + Sep 1918
JFA Board of Directors
Karl Bauer performed his studies at TU Munich and Berlin between 1904 and 1910. In 1909 he joint Siemens-Schuckert's Mining Division in Berlin. In 1912 Bauer moved to the Draeger Facilities in Lubeck and became the responsible production manager there. In 1915 Bauer took over the position of the operational manager of the IDFLIEG test facilities at Adlershof and later changed to Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, where he was responsible for the setup of a new aircraft production line. In Februar 1918 Bauer joint Junkers Flugzeugwerke and became member of the board of directors of the JFAG. In September 1918 Karl Bauer died.
* 13 Aug 1874, + 26. Dec 1960
1915 - 1919
Junkers + Co.
1919 - 1932
JFA Board of Directors
Emil Becker was a mechanic at a small company at Landsberg before he joint ICO in December 1915. Im May 1919 he was the responsible operational director of JFAG and in 1921 Becker became technical member of the board of directors of JFAG, which he holded until November 1931, when he left the board by his own request following disputes with Hugo Junkers. In September 1932 Becker left Junkers Flugzeugwerke and founded his own engineering office at Munich.
* , +
1899 – 1901
Walter Bennhold was the brother of Hugo Junkers' wife. In joint Hugo Junkers studies at Aachen and became the head of the Construction Office for Warm Water Stoves at Aachen in November 1899.
von Bentheim, Alexander
* 1 Apr 1896
1924 - 1932
and JFM Abt. Luftverkehr
Alexander von Bentheim joint Junkers Luftverkehr in July 1924. When Junkers Luftverkehr merged with Deutsche Aero Lloyd in 1926, Bentheim remained at Junkers Flugzeugwerke with the Air Traffic Department. In 1929 Bentheim was responsible for the sales tour of the Junkers G38 and in 1931 he became the responsible manager of the Air Traffic Department of Junkers Flugzeugwerke. Bentheim left Junkers in June 1932.
von Bentheim, Constantin
4 Oct 1886, + 2 Mar 1975
1922 – 1926
Lloyd Ostflug GmbH
also Foreign Affairs
Constantin von Bentheim served in the Prussian Army and Navy until 1911. From 1911 to 1914 he joint the Turkish Army, but returned to Germany with the breakout of WWI. From 1916 to 1918 he was pilot at the German Westfront. Following WWI von Bentheim studied at the Economical Highschool in Berlin.
In 1922 he joint Junkers and worked on the setup of Lloyd Ostflug GmbH in Danzig. He was also engaged in the Fili Joint Venture in Russia. In 1924 Constantin von Bentheim was sent to the Balkan, where he mostly was engaged in the Tomtas facility at Kaisserie and in the discussions with the Turkish Government regarding a possible airline operation in Turkey. With the closing of Junkers Luftverkehrs GmbH, von Bentheim moved to Deutsche Luft Hansa in 1926.
At Lufthansa von Bentheim continued to use his experiences and connections in Russia and Turkey for the setup of new flight routes, i.e. the Transeurasian routes through Russia. In 1936 von Bentheim was arrested by Gestapo and was sent to court and later into prison and the KZ from 1937 to 1945. After WWII von Bentheim took over management positions at Siemens-Palnia in Berlin and Mineraloelwerke Wintershall in Halle. In 1950 von Bentheim left the Soviet Occupation Zone and in 1954 he retired in Hamburg.
* 1905, +1969
1934 – 1945
Armin Bergmann was the head of the Chemical Department of Junkers Flugzeugwerke. In sofar he was also responsible for analysis of material structures. After WWII he moved to Meinerzhagen, where he joint Otto Fuchs Werkstoffprüfungen. In 1949 Bergmann joint Gebr. Rautenbach Laboratories in Solingen, where he worked until his death in 1969.
1923 – 1927
Sales South America
Kurt Berner joint Junkers Luftverkehr Sales Department in 1923. In May 1925 he moved Buenos Aires and headed the Esa Sales Department until December 1926. Back to Germany, Berner supported the Foreign Sales Department of Junkers Flugzeugwerke until Dec. 1927, when he left Junkers.
von Bezold, Albert
* 8 Jan 1869
1921 – 1926
JFM Technical Library
Albert von Bezold joint the German Army in 1883 and achieved the Officers Engineering examination in 1895 with the specialization in the field of telegraphy. Bezold left the Army in 1921 and moved to Junkers Flugzeugwerke, where he was responsible for the setup of the Library Department until June 1926, when he left Junkers Flugzeugwerke.
* 24 Mar 1892
1920 – 1928
JFM Sales Department
Hermann Bitterich joint Junkers Flugzeugwerke in March 1920. He was engaged in the South America Tour of Junkers and in aircraft sales to Cuba during 1923. Since Dec. 1928 Bitterich worked in the engineering department of Junkers Flugzeugwerke.
1921 - 1925
Junkers Lloyd Luftverkehr
Since 1920 Walter Blankenstein was engaged for Luftfriko and for Lloyd Ostflug, where he took over the discussion position for Junkers Luftverkehr with the Allied Commission. In January 1921 Blankenstein joint Lloyd Ostflug and became assistant director of this airline. In May 1922 Blankenstein swapped over to Lloyd-Junkers-Luftverkehr GmbH of which he became the responsible director.
* 19 Feb 1895
1927 - ???? Junkers
Richard Blunck performed his social, historical and literature studies at the universities of Kiel, Leipzig and Munich since 1913. After WWI Blunck took over several managing positions in newspapers and at museums. In 1927 Blunck joint Junkers, probably to support Junkers' ideas of the "Bauhaus" area. Blunck kept contact to Junkers at Schliersee after Junkers was arrested there and continued studies of metal house constructions with Hugo Junkers. In 1935 Blunck wrote a Junkers biography on request of Therese Junkers.
* 10 Jun 1898, + 21 Feb 1970
1923 - 1926
1926 - 1931
Gunther Bock started his studies at TU Berlin after the end of WWI. In May 1923 Bock joint Junkers Flugzeugwerke and became member of Hugo Junkers private secretary at the Hauptburo. In October 1924 he changed to the Forschungsanstalt and researched structural questions of aircraft designs there. In January 1926 Bock joint the Flugzeugwerke and in 1930 he became manager of the static research office. He was responsible for the structural and strengthening question of the Junkers G23/24 passenger airliner.
In September 1931 Bock took over the position of a professor at the University of Danzig. Since 1933 he was the chief engineer of the Reichsluftfahrt Ministry and in 1936 he became director of the Flugwerk at Adlershof. From 1941 to the end of WWII Bock was the scientific manager of the DVL. From 1946 to 1954 he worked for the Soviets at Ramenskoje nr. Moscow under Brunolf Baade. In 1954 he returned to West Germany and became professor at the University of Darmstadt. In 1958 he was appointed as Rektor of the University of Darmstadt and in 1959 he became director of the German Aeronautical Association. In 1965 he took over the managing position of the DVL at Oberpfaffenhofen.
* 10 Apr 1894
1926 – 1929
1929 - 1940
1940 - ????
???? - 1946
Friedrich Boehler joint Junkers in 1925. In 1926 he was sent to Kaisserie in Turkey as a mechanic for the setup of Tomtas. From Turkey Boehler went to China and supported the setup of a maintenance station at Nanking for Eurasia. In 1940 he returned to Germany and became a certificate engineer at Junkers Motorenwerke. Before the end of WWII, Boehler returned to China again as a consultant for the National Chinese Army of Chiang-Kai-Chek. In 1946 Boehler returned to Germany and left Junkers officially.
Dr. Boehm, Alois Robert
* 28 Oct 1892
1927 – 1932
Junkers Head Office
Alois Boehm joint Junkers in May 1927. He was engaged in several fields of Junkers Flugzeugwerke, mostly in the area of foreign affairs and license agreements. He established the Main Office Department of Junkers Flugzeugwerke and in 1930 he became responsible manager of the foreign affairs and public relation office of Junkers Flugzeugwerke. In 1932 he left Junkers and continued as a private engineer in Paris.
1925 - 1930
Adolf Boehme was the technical and financial manager of the TOMTASCH facilities in Turkey since 1925. When Tomtasch was dissolved in 1928 he changed to Persia and became Junkers pilot of the Persian government. In 1930 Boehme returned to Germany.
Dr. Bohne, Willy
1933 - 1936
JFM Supervisor Board
Dr. Willy Bohne became member of the IFA supervisory board on 24th November 1933, after Hugo Junkers was forced to leave his company. Bohne was already vice president of the commerce board of Halberstadt at this time. Bohne left the supervisory board on 15.07.1936.
Bongers, Hans Martin
5 Dec 1898, 23 Mar 1981
1918 - 1923
JFA Financial Department
1923 - 1926
Hans Bongers joint Junkers as a financial employee in October 1918. From 1921 to 1923 Bongers studied at the University of Munich economic and financial research areas. Since March 1923 Bongers is engaged at the initialization of Junkers Luftverkehr AG. Together with Kurt Weil, Bongers analysed the cost structure of an airline operation. When Junkers Luftverkehr was absorbed by Luft Hansa in 1926, Bongers changed to the newly formed Luft Hansa.
In 1929 he was responsible for the reorganisation of the Luft Hansa technical workshops. Later Bongers became member of the board of directors of Luft Hansa. After the end of WWII Bongers was engaged in the setup of a new German airline and in 1951 he founded the "Buro Bongers" at Bonn as a consultant office for the German government regarding the setup of such an airline. From this "Buro Bongers" finally Lufthansa post war airline was created in 1955. Bongers became the first chairman of the board of directors of Lufthansa in 1955 until 1965, when he left Lufthansa.
* 16 Mar 1882, + Dec 1970
1912 - ????
Research Laboratory Aachen
???? - 1933 Junkers Motorenwerke
1933 - 1945 Junkers Office Munich
Fritz Brandenburg studied between 1902 and 1908 at the Technical Universites of Darmstadt and Braunschweig. In 1910 he became a secretary assistant of Prof. Kochy at the University of Aachen. He was responsible for railway constructions and mass transport questions. In 1912 Brandenburg joint the Junkers research labs at Aachen. At the end of WWI Brandenburg took over the financial managing position of the Junkers research labs. Later he was also responsible for financials of the Junkers Motorenwerke GmbH. Since 1933 Brandenburg was employed at the Junkers Headoffice at Munich. Fritz Brandenburg was also design engineer at Junkers & Co. during WW I. He was engaged in the developement of the J.4 On 13.09.1919 he was onboard F13 Annelise, when this aircraft achieved a altitude world record
* 17 Nov 1903
1937 - 1945
1946 - 1954
Manager OKB-2 Kuibyschew
Ferdinand Brandner studied at Vienna University. In April 1937 he joint Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke and became the responsible managing engineer for the Jumo 222 developement. In 1945 he was sent to Russia and continued aircraft engine developement for the Soviets. At the Experimental Factory No. 2 in Kuibyschew Brandner headed the OKB-2 developement department and designed a 12000 hpr aircraft engine here. In 1954 he returned to Austria.
During the early 60s Brandner supported the E-300 engine development in Egypt for Messerschmitt's Ha-300, before he became a technical director at BMW in Munich.
Books about Brandner:
Ein Leben zwischen den Fronten
Biography by Ferdinand Brandner
published by Welsermühlen Verlag, Munich, 1976
Dr. von Brauchitsch, Eberhard
* 1895, + 1937
1935 - 1935
Board of Directors
From 1927 to 1931 Eberhard von Brauchitsch was operational manager of the Henschel Werke. In 1931 he joint Borsig Werke and became chairman of the Engine Facility Sehmer. In 1935 he was the Technical Director of the Magdeburg Facilities of Junkers and in July 1936 he became member of the board of directors of Jumo until his death in 1937.
* 16 Oct 1897, + 16 Apr 1976
1922 - 1926
1941 - 1945
RLM Test Manager
Since 1909 Otto Brauer was engaged in model aircraft designs and after finishing his school he joint Albatros Flugzeugwerke at Berlin in August 1914. Shortly after the breakout of WWI he joint the Fliegertruppe, where he mostly was engaged at the bomber squadrons, i.e. 9 Bogohl 6 (144). In 1921 he joint the Deutsche Luftreederei as a pilot and in November 1922 he changed to Junkers Luftverkehr. In 1926 he was absorbed by Luft Hansa, when Junkers Luftverkehr was taken over. In December 1929 he was called into the RLM supervisory board at Junkers Flugzeugwerke for the Junkers G38 developement and test programme. In October 1930 he became the G38 chief pilot at Lufthansa. With the breakout of WWII Brauer was taken over by the German Luftwaffe. In November 1941 he became developement and test manager of the RLM at Junkers Flugzeugwerke.
In August 1945 he was arrested by the Soviets and in April 1947 he was sent to Russia as a prisoneer of war for one year. After WWII Brauer took over several representative positions in German Aviation Organisations, i.e. in 1955 he became the chairman of the German Pilot Association. In 1958 Brauer became member of the Commercial Air Transport Institute at the TU Berlin until 1964.
* 1905, + 1979
1934 – 1945
JFM PR Department
Horst Brausewaldt was a financial employee at Arado Flugzeugwerke since 1925. Parallel he was responsible publisher of the Illustrated Flight Week since 1928. In 1934 Brausewaldt moved from Arado to Junkers and became responsible for Public Relations at Junkers. Several books were published by him, i.e. Menschen im Werk or Sturzkampfflugzeuge. Since 1958 Brausewaldt was PR Manager at Messerschmitt.
Dr. Bruhn, Richard
* 25 Jun 1886, + 8 Jul 1964
1927 – 1929
JFM Main Office
Richard Bruhn is mostly well-known as the founder of Auto-Union, which today is Audi. For a short period Bruhn worked also for Junkers Flugzeugwerke since April 1927, when he joint the Main Offce. Already in 1929 Bruhn left Junkers again. But in 1931 he became member of the supervisory board of the Junkers-Diesel-Kraftmaschinen GmbH on behalve of DKW (Deutsche Kraftwagen Werke). In 1932 Bruhn founded Auto-Union as part of DKW and after WWII he refounded Auto Union GmbH in Ingoldstadt in 1949.
* 23 Oct 1886
1912 – ????
Benno Butter joint the Experimental Laboratories in Aachen in June 1912. Later he moved to the construction office of the Research Laboratories in 1919.
von Buttlar, Waldemar
* 1885, + 1952
Trustee of JFM
Waldemar von Butlar was an early pre WWI pilot with a lot of experience. After WWI he became manager of the BMW office in Berlin. By that, he also became trustee of Junkers Flugzeugwerke during the Junkers bankruptcy in 1932.
* 12 Nov 1894
Eberhard Cranz was a friend of Gotthard Sachsenberg. During WWI he was member of the German Navy Flying Corps. In 1920 together with Sachsenberg he founded the OLA and later Lloyd Ostflug GmbH. In December 1922 he joint Junkers Luftverkehr and became manager of the Berlin office. In 1926 he became head of Severa, the Luft Hansa Coastal Airline. In 1934 he took over responsiblity at Luftdienst GmbH.
Bernard Cruse was member of the construction office of IFM. He designed the Junkers Ju 188 and the Junkers Ju 388 in detail under the leadership of Schilling.
1937 - ????
JFM Supervisory Board