Wernher von Braun was awarded a NASA Distinguished Service Medal.
Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. h.c., director of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German, later American, aerospace engineer, and space architect. He was the leading figure in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the father of rocket technology and space science in the United States. Von Braun is credited with inventing the V-2 rocket for Nazi Germany and the Saturn V for the United States.
US SS Death Index. Wernher Von Braun, born 23Mar1912 (in NY). Died Jun 1977, LPOR was Virginia.
Texas Arrivals. Magnus Alexander Maximilian Freiherrn Von Braun, immigrated in 1950 to El Paso, TX. age 72 (born in 1878 in Germany). Born in Neuken Kreis pr Eylau, Germany. 24Aug1950. Note: This immigration card also lists Wernher Von Braun, 37, Wirsitz Poland, 2Nov1949 and Magnus Hans Alexaander Maximillian, 30, Orelfswald, Germany, 28Jun1949.
Find A Grave. Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun. born 23Mar1912 in Wielkopolskie, Poland. Died 16Jun1977 in Alexandria VA. Extensive Bio included. Son of Magnus Freiherr von Braun and Emmy Von Quistorp. Buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, VA. No children listed.
Texas Births. Iris Careen Vonbraun was born on 9Dec1948 in El Paso, TX to Wernher Vonbraun and Maria Vonquistorp.