Dieter Grau

Rocket scientist (1913-2014)

Dieter Grau (April 24, 1913 – December 17, 2014) was a German-American rocket scientist and member of the "von Braun rocket group", at Peenemünde (1939–1945) working on the V-2 rockets in World War II.[1] He was among the scientists who surrendered to the United States and traveled there, providing rocketry expertise via Operation Paperclip, which took them first to Fort Bliss, Texas.

Dieter Grau
Dieter Grau.jpg
Born(1913-04-24)April 24, 1913
DiedDecember 17, 2014(2014-12-17) (aged 101)
NationalityGerman, American
Scientific career
Fort Bliss
Redstone Arsenal
Marshall Space Flight Center

Grau died in Huntsville, Alabama, at the age of 101 on December 17, 2014.[2][3]


  1. "Grau". Astronautix. 2004. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
  2. Roop, Lee (December 17, 2014). "Dieter Grau, one of the last members of Wernher von Braun's German rocket team, dead at 101". The Huntsville Times. Huntsville, AL. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  3. "Dieter Grau, member of Von Braun rocket team, dies in Alabama". Daily Journal. Franklin, IN. Associated Press. December 17, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014.

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