People VAA - ZZZ
Dr. Veiel, Georg-Ernst
Dr. Georg Ernst Veiel was member of the jury, which reviewed the differences between Sachsenberg and Blankenstein regarding Lloyd Ostflug. In 1921 he joint Junkers and worked on several legal aspects regarding Junkers Flugzeugwerke, i.e. legal definitions. Since 1931 Veiel was a Junkers representative in Spain until he left Junkers in May 1933.
Johannes Viehweger received his pilot license in 1913 and was front pilot during WWI. He joint Junkers in April 1919 and was responsible for the setup and organisation of the Junkers air traffic from Dessau to Weimar in early 1919.
Ludwig Wagenseil studied in Munich until 1907. In October 1907 he joint the Junkers Research Institute at Aachen. In 1914 he was manager of the Junkers patent office at Aachen, which was moved to Dessau in 1917. When the Junkers patents were transfered to Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke in 1934, Wagenseil continued the patent office management. In 1938 he left the Junkers Flugzeugwerke and joint the Junkerswerke at Allach, where he was busy until 1969.
Prof. Wagner, Herbert
Prof. Herbert Wagner was born in Graz, Austria in 1900. During WWI he was with the K.K. Navy. In 1918 he started his studies at TH Graz, which he later continued at TH Berlin. Between 1924 and 1927 he started his carreer at Rohrbach Flugzeugbau. In 1927 he started his academical way at the University of Danzig as a professor of aeronautics, since 1930 he was professor at the Technical University of Berlin, where he developed a first axial turboprop engine. In 1934 he became manager of the Henschel Flugzeugwerke AG. In 1935 he joint the Junkers Flugzeugwerke for the development of Junkers EF61 high altitude bomber on request of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium RLM in September 1935. In the same year he became a member of the board of directors of the Junkers Flugzeugwerke and later he became deputy chairman of that board. Wagner was also responsible for the initial jet engine developments at Junkers Magdeburg facilities in 1936. In May 1939 Wagner left Junkers. His successor was Prof. Heinrich Hertel. Wagner, who orignially came from the technical university of Berlin, moved to Henschel Flugzeugwerke and joined the rocket development there.
Weil, Kurt H.
Kurt Weil was a fighter pilot during WWI. After WWI he started his studies at Aachen. In September 1923 he joint Junkers Luftverkehr as a technical director. He was engaged in the economical evaluation of airliner aircraft together with Hans Bongers. Since 1927 Kurt Weil was responsible for the development of Junkers Luftverkehr Persien. He remained in Persia until 1932, when this venture was dissolved. He emigrated to England in 1933, when the Nazi government was set up. Until 1938 he tried to built cooperations between German and British aviation companies together with Gotthardt Sachsenberg, but in 1938 he went to the U.S.A. In 1949 Weil was sent to Germany for the organisation of the Berlin Air Lift. In 1957 Weil became professor at the Stevens Institute in Hoboken.
Alfred Weller joint Junkers in 1919 as a mechanic and licensed engineer. In 1928 he was responsible for the technical preparations of the Koehl and Huenefeld flight from Europe to the U.S.A. In July 1936 Weller was appointed as a production engineer and he became manager of a maintenance center. He left Junkers in Dec. 1946.
Emil Wergien was one of the early Junkers' assistents. He joint the Versuchsanstalt fur Gasmotoren of Oechselhauser and Junkers already in February 1891. After Junkers and Oechselhauser seperated from each other, Wergien followed Junkers and joint the Hugo Junkers Civilingenieur company, which was managed by Wergien during an USA roundtrip of Hugo Junkers in 1893. In 1901 Junkers asked Wergien to join the engine laboratories at Aachen university. In 1902 Wergien entered the Junkers construction office at Aachen and became responsible for the management of the Junkers patents. Wergien remained at Aachen until 1914, when he returned to Dessau and joint the Forschungsanstalt Prof. Junkers there.
ohannes Winkler joint Junkers Flugzeugwerke in the late 20s. He was responsible for the research of rocket utilization in Junkers aircraft. Experimental flights were performed with a Junkers W34 since 1929. In March 1931 Winkler's programme was stopped at Junkers Flugzeugwerke due to financial reasons.
von Wilamovitz.Moellendorff, Hermann
Hermann von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff joint Junkers in August 1924. He was responsible for the political issues of air traffic at JLAG and further on with Junkers Flugzeugwerke. In 1931 he became responsible manager of the Junkers office in Berlin.
Harry Winter was foundation member of OLA at Seerappen and joint Lloyd Ostflug in 1922. Later he became member of the OPS control center of Junkers Luftverkehr. In 1925 he became manager of the Northsea flying services of Junkers and he became director of the Norddeutsche Luftverkehrs GmbH. He died in September 1925 due to an aircraft crash.
( * 2 Aug 1908 - )
WWII: JFM Design Office
1946 - 1954 OKB-1 Podberesja
1955 - 1958 VEB Flugzeugbau Dresden
Hans Wocke studied ship constructions at Breslau and Joint Junkers in 1934. He was the chief developer of IFM during WW II. One of Wocke's major work was the development of the Junkers Ju287 wing design since autumn 1942. Wocke was sent to Moscow in 1946 together with Brunolf Baade and projected the EF131 to EF150 there. In 1954 Wocke returned to the German Democratic Republic, but shortly afterwards he moved to West Germany and joint Hambuger Flugzeugbau HFB as the chief designer in 1957. In Hamburg Wocke realized the HFB320 business jet, which was typical by its forward swept wings, which Wocke transfered from the Junkers Ju287 design in the early 60s. Since 1967 Wocke was engaged in the Airbus Programme.
Waldemar Wolff joint the Junkers construction office in the beginning of the 20s. In earyl 1930 he went to Limhamn and worked for AFI. In Dessau he became facility engineer after his return in 1934. From the early 40s until 1945 he was the facility manager of the Junkers facility at Langensalza. After WWII he was engaged in the setup of a maintenance industry at Dusseldorf airport.
The Wygard brothers had a sales offices for JFA and JUMO in Poland. In 1922 they were cofounder of the Polnischer Aero Lloyd. Both arange a cooperation contract with Danziger Luftpost. Later both brothers join the political scene in Poland.
Josef Yserentant joint Junkers in August 1908 and worked at the light engine developements of Junkers. In 1919 he joint the Junkers Research Institute and worked in the field of small engine designs. In 1930 he was operational manager of the Junkers Motorenwerke GmbH. In 1943 Yserentant was killed in an aircraft crash.
Wilhelm Zimmermann was one of the early Junkers pilots. He flew first the Junkers J15 on 25.01.1921, the Junkers K16 and the Junkers T23 on 04.09.1923, the on 21.07.1923, the Junkers G24 passenger airliner on 19.09.1924, the Junkers W33 on 17.06.1926, the Junkers W34 on 07.07.1926, the Junkers G38 on 06.11.1929, on 11.09.30 the Junkers Ju52/1m. Zimmermann achieved a new speed, distance and duration record with a Junkers G38 D-2000 on 10.04.1930 with 5000kg payload. He achieved an average speed of 184.5 km/hrs over 100 km distance and 172.9 km/hrs over a distance of 500 km. The total flight distance of 501.6km was also a new world record with such a payload, as well as the flight time of 3 hrs and 2 minutes. Six years later Zimmermann crashed with the same aircraft during a maintenance test flight in May 1936 during which the G38 was destroyed. Zimmermann escaped from this accident alive.
Ernst Zindel joint the Junkers Flugzeugwerke on October, 1st, 1920. He was engaged in the contruction departement under Otto Reuter. Ernst Zindel became the chief designer of Junkers Flugzeugwerke after the death of Otto Reuter in 1922. Officially he was appointed as manager of the development departement of IFA in 1927. In 1932 he became manager of the construction office of IFA. Most of the Junkers designs between 1922 and 1933 were designed by Zindel, sometimes with the support of Mader, sometimes with the support of Hugo Junkers himself, i.e. the G38. His most famous design was the Ju52, which Zindel designed in 1930/31. He was also responsible for the designs of Junkers J21, the passenger aircraft Junkers G24
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contents last updated 14 Feb 2018