by Horst Zoeller, 1996 - 2020, 67th Edition, 22 Nov 2020

People MAA - OZZ

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Junkers Pilots



Dr. Mader, Otto

( *   17. Sept. 1880   09. Sept. 1944 )

1909 – 1916 Junkers Experimental Laboratories, Aachen (since 1915 Research Institute, Dessau)
1915 - ???? Junkers + Co. (Techn. Director)
1918 - ???? JFA Supervisory Board
1934 - 1944 JFM Board of Directors

Dr. Mader studied mechanical engineering at the University of Munich. In 1903 he worked for the Maschinenbau Gesellschaft at Munich and in 1905 he went to Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nuremburg (MAN).

He joint the Versuchsanstalt Prof. Junkers at Aachen in October 1909 as a private assistent. In 1915 he became the manager of the Forschungsanstalt Prof. Junkers at Dessau. Together with Hans Steudel he became technical director of Junkers & Co during WW I. He started initial studies for the foundation of Junkers aircraft designs. After WWI he was appointed as a member of the supervisory board of Junkers Flugzeugwerke and Junkers Luftverkehr. After the death of Otto Reuter, Otto Mader continued the Junkers development work together with Ernst Zindel in 1922. He was engaged in the development of the
T19, A20 and for the Russian designs of the T21 and T23 in 1923. In 1925/26 he also designed the further improved a25 and A35. Later Otto Mader became the managing director of the Junkers Forschungsanstalt.

In April 1927 Mader left Junkers for a short while to join the Technical University of Munich as a professor of technical mechanics. But already in August 1928 Mader returned to Dessau and again he took over the managment position of the Forschungsanstalt. His major focus at this time was the engine developement. In July 1934 Otto Mader was offically appointed as a member of the board of directors of JFM.



Matthies, Joachim

1942 - 1946 Junkers Test Flight Unit

Joachim Matthies was one of the IFM test pilots during WWII. On 05.06.1942 he flew first the Junkers Ju252 airliner. It is reported, that Matthies crashed with one of the Ju248 Prototypes at Dessau in June 1946. Matthies should have been killed during this accident



Muttray, Justus

( * 30 Aug 1898 - )

1924 - 1945 JFM Construction Office (during WWII Latecore Toulouse)
1946 - 1950 OKB-I Podberesje

Muttray studied Aviation Engineering at the Technical Highschool of Dresden before WWI. He joined Junkers Flugzeugwerke during 1924. He started his work on the design of the Junkers G23. Muttray was development engineer of IFM during the late 30s and a specialist in pressured cabins. He worked on the Ju49, EF61 and in the development of the high altitude bomber version of the Junkers Ju86P, especially the pressured cabin and the aerodynamic features. Later Muttray was responsible for the Junkers Ju488 development at Dessau and at Latecore in Toulouse

After WWII Muttray was sent to OKB-I at Podberesje, but already returned from Russia in 1950. In 1951 Muttray was arrested by the SMAD and juged to five years of forced labourship in the USSR. He returned in 1956.





Neuenhofen, Willy

( *   24. Apr. 1897   24. Jan. 1936 )

1921 - 1936 JFA/JLAG Pilot (also test pilot)

Willy Neuenhofen was one of the Junkers' pilots in the 20s. He joint Junkers in 1921. On 26.05.1929 he achieved a new altitude record on board a Junkers W34be D-1119 of 12739 metres, which he reached after 45 minutes climb. Neuenhofen was also responsible for the test flights of the Junkers Ju60 and the Junkers Ju87 on 17.09.1935. Neuenhofen was killed during a test flight with Ju87V2 on 24.01.1936, when the twin tail of the Ju87 failed inflight

Today a plate at the Kleutscher Anlage in Dessau remembers for Willi Neuenhofen and Heinrich Kreft. This plate was issued by Neuenhofen's wife.






Offermann, Erich

( *   09. July 1885   )

1912 Reissner/Junkers Test Pilot
1919 - 1925 Junkers Berlin Office

Erich Offermann performed several test flights with the Reissner Ente in 1912 at Aachen. After WWI he became technical director of the DLR. In November 1919 he joint the Berlin office of Junkers. In 1925 he left Junkers and in 1929 he was appointed as the German representative at the Gugenheim Fonds.



introduced Mar 2004, transfered 14 Feb 2018
contents last updated 14 Feb 2018