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Willi Karl Kuberg Collection

Identifier: MC-161


  • Creation: 2019-06-14


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.

Biographical / Historical

Willi Karl Kuberg (July 8, 1917 to August 13, 1994) "trained in industry as a mechanical technician" from 1934 to 1939 (Lundquist). Kuberg worked at Peenemünde from January 1942 to July 1945, "first as a solder, and later as a civilian technician" (Lundquist). He worked under Wernher von Braun at Peenemünde, and he joined von Braun's rocket team in the United States in 1952 (Campbell).

Kuberg was in the 1960 Marshall Space Flight Center directory, and he was in the in February 1969 directory, listed "in the Propulsion and Vehicle Engineering Lab, Propulsion Div" (Lundquist).


Campbell, Kay. “Hilde Kuberg, along with Her Husband, Willi, Accomplished Her American Dreams.”, 24 Aug. 2014,

Lundquist, Charles. "Transplanted Rocket Pioneers," 2015.


1 Linear foot (1 box.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Christel Dunn, 2019.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America