Ludwig Roth

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Ludwig Roth
Ludwig Roth - 1960.jpg
Ludwig Roth - 1960 (open the image to use the imagemap)
Born (1909-06-10)June 10, 1909[1]
Groß-Gerau, Germany[1]
Died November 10, 1967(1967-11-10) (aged 58)[2]
Redondo Beach, United States[1]
Fields Aerospace engineering
Institutions 1937-1945: HVP/HAP
1945-tbd: ABMA
tbd-tbd: Douglas
Spouse Brunhilde 'Hilde'
Children 5 sons; Volker, Gerhard, Diether, Axel, Werner

Ludwig Roth was the Aerospace engineer who was the head of the Peenemünde Future Projects Office[3][4] which designed the Wasserfall[5] and created advanced rockets designs such as the A9/A10 ICBM.

Roth arrived in New York under Operation Paperclip on November 16, 1945 via the SS Argentina[6] and served at Fort Bliss and Huntsville, Alabama. He and his family relocated to Palos Verdes, California. His son Axel went on to work for Nasa as an engineer. His son Volker worked for Boeing as Space Lab Design Manager.



  1. ^ a b c "Roth". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Obituary". Time Magazine. 1967-11-10. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
    NOTE: The TIME claim that Roth was Chief designer of the V-l "buzz bombs" is inaccurate.
  3. ^ Dornberger, Walter (1954) [1952: V2--Der Schuss ins Weltall]. V-2. translated by James Cleugh and Geoffrey Halliday. New York: Viking Press. pp. p139. ISBN 0-553-12660-1. 
  4. ^ Ordway, Frederick I, III; Sharpe, Mitchell R (1979). The Rocket Team. Apogee Books Space Series 36. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. pp. p38. 
  5. ^ Neufeld, Michael J (1995). The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era. New York: The Free Press. pp. p231. ISBN 0-02-922895-6. 
  6. ^ "S.S. Argentina Timeline". Moore-McCormack Lines Ocean Liners. Bill Vinson and Ginger Quering Casey. Retrieved 2008-03-02.