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Hermann Kroeger Collection

Identifier: MC-90


  • Creation: 1959 - 2015


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


Hermann Kroeger (January 23, 1908 to October 22, 1984) received his engineering doctorate degree in 1932 from Hochschule für Angew. Technik, Köthen. "During WWII, [Kroeger] worked on remote controlled glide bombs.” Kroeger worked at Peenemünde from 1940 to 1944 (Lundquist).

Kroeger “came to Wright Patterson Air Force Base [in the United States] in September 1947,” and he worked for the Air Force until November 1954. He then transferred to the Army. “In the February 1969 MSFC Directory, [Kroeger] is listed as Deputy Director Astrionics Laboratory” (Lundquist). He later became the Director of the Projects Office of the Science and Engineering Directorate (Lundquist).

He retired on June 1, 1973.

Works Cited

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


2 Linear feet (2 boxes.)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Claus Kroeger, 2015.

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