Leslie Earl Simon

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Leslie Earl Simon (August 11, 1900[1] – October 1983) was a 20th-century American scientist, and the author of the book, German Research in World War II: an analysis of the conduct of research. He was Major General, Ordnance Department, U.S. Army, and former Director of the Ballistic Research Laboratories at the Aberdeen Proving Ground military facility in Maryland. He graduated from West Point in 1924.[2]

German Research discusses various Nazi secret weapons of World War II, with an emphasis on airplanes, rocketry and the Nazi's research methodology. It was first published in 1947. The book has become a collector's item in Europe since Hergé featured it in the storyline of The Adventures of Tintin comic The Calculus Affair, published in 1956, where it appears on page 23. The book is available, nevertheless, in various versions.

Selected works[edit]

  • Engineer's Manual of Statistical Methods, 1941, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 1-135-12002-1
  • German Research in World War II: an analysis of the conduct of research,, 1947, John Wiley.
  • German Research was also published under the same title in the UK in 1948 by Chapman & Hall, then republished in 1970 as Secret Weapons of the Third Reich: German Research in World War II by Palladin press ISBN 0-87364-227-9, and is scheduled (As of 2006) to be reprinted by UK specialty publisher Air Research Publications as Inside Hitler's Weapons Programme: German Research in World War II[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "German research in world war II, an analysis of the conduct of research, by Leslie E. Simon ...". AIP Niels Bohr Library. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Valor awards for Leslie Earl Simon". Military Times. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Feedback". Stone & Stone: Book Information. Retrieved 2014-08-05. [dead link]