Oscar Holderer

German-American rocket scientist

Oscar Holderer (November 4, 1919 – May 5, 2015) was an engineer who worked with Wernher von Braun in the United States and Germany beforehand. Holderer came to the United States as part of the second group of people brought from Germany during World War II as part of Operation Paperclip.[2]

Oscar Holderer
Born(1919-11-04)November 4, 1919 [1][2]
DiedMay 5, 2015(2015-05-05) (aged 95)
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
NationalityGerman, American
Scientific career
Fort Bliss
Redstone Arsenal
Marshall Space Flight Center


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Roop, Lee (September 28, 2008). "'I just kept plugging away'". al.com. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 88