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  • spc_schu_680_718.pdf

    Subtitled "Some of the Old Timers' Contributions to the Science of Space," this booklet commemorates the accomplishments of the group of engineers posted at Fort Bliss, Texas, beginning in 1945. It includes a brief history of rocket development in Germany from 1929 through 1944, photographs of the 1965 Old Timers Reunion, and a directory of the oldtimers. It also includes a transcript of a speech given by Wernher von Braun in honor of Walter Dornberger's retirement.
  • spc_schu_719_781.pdf

    The materials include a letter from Walter Wiesman and an Old Timers Reunion booklet. The booklet includes reproduced news clippings, the reunion program, and photographs from Fort Bliss, as well as photographs of reunion attendees and activities with subjects identified. The reunion booklet also includes photographs from a meeting of the Alabama Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • spc_schu_0001992.pdf
  • spc_schu_0000483.pdf

    Held at the Huntsville High School auditorium, the ceremony naturalized many of the German engineers who were transferred to Huntsville in 1950.
  • spc_schu_2027_2029.pdf

    The service was held in downtown Huntsville at the Von Braun Civic Center Concert Hall. The program includes remarks from Edward O. Buckbee, Mayor Joe Davis, and Alabama's Teacher in Space finalist Robert Kirchner.
  • spc_schu_0000807.pdf

    The bulletin board behind Schulze reads "Vehicle Engineering Branch." Palaoro was the head of the Vehicle Systems Engineering Branch of the Structures and Mechanics Division at Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • spc_schu_1879_1880.pdf

    The back of the photograph is stamped "Geheime Kommandosache" ("Secret Military Document").
  • spc_schu_1882_1883.pdf

    The back of the photograph is stamped "Geheime Kommandosache" ("Secret Military Document").
  • spc_schu_2024_2025.pdf

    The V-2 rocket was also called the A-4, or Aggregat 4, its technical name. The back of the diagram is stamped "Geheime Kommandosache" ("Secret Military Document").
  • spc_schu_1858_1860.pdf

    The materials include a congratulatory note from William A. Schulze to von Braun, in which he notes, "To me it appears like yesterday, when we celebrated your 25th birthday in Kummersdorf." Von Braun's response, handwritten on a card, reads: "It was also great to be 25 or so, when we started working together!" Enclosed are instructions from Eberhard Rees encouraging Marshall retirees to send von Braun personalized birthday wishes for inclusion in a bound volume later.
  • spc_schu_0001872.pdf
  • spc_schu_001_031.pdf

    In this partial autobiography, Schulze describes his experiences growing up in Neulaubusch, Germany and training and working as an engineer. He notes that he began working for Wernher von Braun at Kummersdorf in 1936 and then moved to Peenemünde, where he worked on the A-3, A-5, A-7, and V-3 rockets. The documents also include a lengthy handwritten excerpt from Schulze's 1945 day book and a résumé. Includes a transcription and a partial English translation.
  • spc_schu_0000066.pdf

    Schulze wrote this letter to his wife, Trude, and daughter, Erika, on the back of a photostat copy of his War Department Notification of Personnel Action. In the letter, he discusses his pay and accommodations with the U. S. Army.
  • spc_schu_276_337.pdf

    Written by William A. Schulze, this day book includes notes from his activities at Army Proving Ground at Aberdeen, Maryland in early 1946. Schulze was transported from Germany to Aberdeen in late 1945 as part of the first group of German engineers sent to the United States. During the week of March 17-23, Schulze records his travel from Aberdeen to El Paso, Texas, leaving on Monday, March 18, and arriving in Texas on Thursday, March 21. The day book includes entries on shopping, leisure activities, birthdays, and mail. Schulze's notes reference H. N. Toftoy, Konrad Dannenberg, Wilhelm Jungert, Hannes Luehrsen, Theo Poppel, Erich Neubert, Walter Schwidetski, and others.
  • spc_schu_662_676.pdf

    This booklet, "Sammelbuch der Bescheinigung über die Endzahlen aus der Aufrechnung der Versicherungskarten für August Schulze," documents Schulze's government health insurance while he was employed in Germany from 1930 through 1944. Each page serves as an insurance card for each year of employment. Page seven marks Schulze's first insurance record as an employee at Peenemünde.
  • spc_schu_1856_1857.pdf

    In his letter to Dornberger, Schulze congratulates him on his seventieth birthday and notes, "Looking back 29 years ago when I joined your organization in Kummersdorf, it is hard to single out specific important decisions you made and accomplishments achieved; to me they all appear of outstanding nature. I shall always be grateful for the friendship and experience gained in the development of rockets as a member of your team in those early years." Dornberger's reply is enclosed.
  • spc_schu_000294a.pdf

    This excerpt includes pages 36 and 37 of the daybook. In the entries, Schulze notes his travel to Fort Bliss, Texas from Aberdeen, Maryland. A translation is included.
  • spc_schu_0001881.pdf
  • spc_schu_0002005.pdf

    The sign in front of the missile reads, "Hermes Guided Missile, U.S. Army Ordnance, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala."
  • spc_schu_529_530.pdf

    This pass was issued by the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Research and Development Division Suboffice (Rocket), at Fort Bliss, Texas.
  • spc_schu_550_551.pdf

    This document identifies the first group of German engineers to be brought to the United States as part of Operation Paperclip. Seven of the men listed were eventually transported to the U. S. Army post at Fort Bliss, Texas: Wernher von Braun, Wilhelm Jungert, Erich Neubert, Theo Poppel, Eberhard Rees, August Schulze, and Walter Schwidetski. The men were transported from Germany by air and then by train once in the United States.
  • spc_schu_0000146.pdf
  • spc_schu_151_152.pdf

    Gertrud Schulze was naturalized on the same day as her husband, William August Schulze. The back of the certificate notes that her name was legally changed at the same time she was naturalized.
  • spc_schu_562_563.pdf

    This card was sent from the U. S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service in Atlanta, Georgia to William August Schulze. The card serves as notification of his naturalization hearing at the Post Office Building in Birmingham, Alabama, on November 11, 1954. Typed instructions at the bottom of the card read, "BRING YOUR ALIEN REGISTRATION CARD WITH YOU." Schulze was later naturalized in Huntsville on April 14, 1955.
  • spc_schu_0002071.pdf

    Juno II was developed by the Army Ballistic Missile Agency in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • spc_schu_0002072.pdf
  • spc_schu_080_082.pdf

    This document includes details about Schulze's transfer to the United States after World War II, including his health and the terms of his employment as an engineer.
  • spc_schu_067_073.pdf

    This special contract outlines the conditions of August Schulze's employment as an engineer in the United States. The document also includes instructions regarding the engineers' housing, dependents, mail, termination of contract, and burial.
  • spc_schu_074_075.pdf

    This report documents August Schulze's physical condition after his arrival in the United States.
  • spc_schu_076_078.pdf

    The two supplements extend August Schulze's employment in the United States to November 21, 1946. On the back of Supplement No. 2, Schulze lists amenities and their prices.
  • spc_schu_079_083_093.pdf

    This contract outlines employee benefits, policies regarding the movement of dependents from Germany to the United States, and conditions of secrecy, noting that "as a condition to admittance to this country and employment hereunder, employee agrees to observe such security measures as the President of the United States may direct with respect to the project here involved." The contract also includes an enclosure clarifying that Schulze's wife and daughter may move to the United States as soon as possible.
  • spc_schu_099_101.pdf

    This résumé outlines Schulze's professional activities and activities in rocketry. The document notes his interrogation by the United States and outlines plans for his "Contemplated Activity" as "Chief of the Subsection 'Thrust Unit'."
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