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Hans von Ohain

Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain (1911-1998) is one of the inventors of jet propulsion[?], along with Frank Whittle. Born in Dessau, Germany, he earned a Ph.D. in Physics and Aerodynamics from the University of Goettingen
 
Von Ohain earned a patent on his version of jet engines in 1936, and developed a successful liquid-fueled engine, the HeS.3B Engine[?], which was installed in the He-178[?] airplane. This resulted in the first turbojet powered aircraft flight on August 27, 1939 near Rostock, Germany at Heinkel Airfield[?].

In 1947 von Ohain emigrated to the United States and went to work for the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. By 1975 he was the Chief Scientist of the Aero Propulsion Laboratory there.

In 1991 von Ohain and Whittle were awarded the Charles Stark Draper Prize for their work on turbojet engines.



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