|Birth Day||October 8, 1890|
|Age||129 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Feb 25, 1979 (age 88)|
Remembered for co-founding Germany's Focke-Wulf aircraft Manufacturing company, he is credited with the development of an important helicopter innovation known as the turbo shaft propulsion system. He was also the designer of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61 helicopter.
He was the 1961 recipient of the German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics' prestigious Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring honor.
A native of Bremen, Germany, he later lived and worked in Hanover and Danzig.
He was a contemporary of fellow aviation Entrepreneur James McDonnell.