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Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun - chief architect of the Saturn V rocket that brought men to the Moon and SS-Sturmbannführer making V-1 and V-2 rockets for Nazi Germany. He was quickly evacuated by Americans after the war due to his strategic importance. 

The collection below includes items related to the early career of this genius rocket engineer.

  • OKH photo ID

  • SS Ausweis (he joined SS school on November 1, 1933 for just a year and then rejoined Allgemeine-SS in 1940 as an officer)

  • Signed photograph in an SS uniform

  • Leaflets dropped on Allied forces in Europe after V-1 bombardment of London has started (can be autographed)

  • A postcard showing with V-1 rockets over England (signed by von Braun)

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