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Item 8165 - Hans Hosenthien Operation Paperclip Document Catalog 511 (Oct 2017)

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German rocket scientist and engineer (June 26, 1915-July 3, 1996) who arrived in America under Project Paperclip on November 16, 1945. He worked with the Von Braun led rocket team at Fort Bliss, White Stands, and Huntsville, and later became head of the Flight Dynamics Branch, Guidance and Control Division at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. DS, signed “Hans H. Hosenthien,” seven pages, 8 x 10.25, July 1, 1951. Department of the Army contract between Hosenthien and the Ordnance Corps, in which the former agrees to offer his personal services for the term of one year in "Project Paperclip," for the estimated total amount of $6,400. Section 1, entitled "Scope of Employment," in part: "The Contractor, during the entire term of his contract, undertakes to prosecute and, to the best of his ability and skill, perform such scientific and technical tasks as may be assigned to him by the Contracting Officer…The nature of the personal services to be performed by the Contractor is as follows: GS-12." Signed at the conclusion by Hosenthien, Major James P. Hamill as the Contracting Officer, and witnesses Lillian Kelly and Lila Baker of OGMC, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. In fine condition, with a small band of rust remnant to left edge of first page. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte.

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