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Also working in rocketry in 1930s New Mexico, was the late Peter Van Dresser, who was the originator of “Van Dresser’s Constant”, a mathematical constant which von Braun and others used to calculate the trajectory of rockets fired into England and Antwerp. Van Dresser was bitter and disgruntled about the fact that Dr. Robert Goddard not only got all the credit for pioneer rocket research, but also had “collaborated with the Nazis”, via his pre-war work with von Braun, while he, Van Dresser, had done more important research, had no truck with the Nazis, and had gotten very little, if any, of the credit. According to Van Dresser, his rockets worked, and Goddard’s fizzled, at least in the early thirties. Van Dresser used solid fuel, and Goddard liquid fuel. Van Dresser did his research independently, on his own resources, being unsupported by either the U.S. or Nazi government. And, Van Dresser was a Jewish-American. If anyone ever saw the movie “Gadget”, and remembers the guy who strapped a rocket on his back and fired it off while he was on ice skates, that was Peter. One must admit that, although the rocket knocked him on his ass and caught his pants on fire, it damn well worked! And at least he had the guts to try it out himself, right in front of a movie camera. Little did he know that he would become a part of a movie showing the wildest creations of funny inventors. Peter was very embarrassed to admit that the “rocketeer” in the film was him, because it was one of those great, yet very embarrassingly funny moments in the progress of science. I saw the movie with Peter and his wife, Florence, whom he nudged in the ribs when she exclaimed, “Oh Peter!...that’s one of your’s!”. So von Braun, Goddard, and the F.B.I. all saw to it that Hitler got “p2” safely to Germany. And then they traded it back to us if we’d give safe conduct to some of the criminal arch-socialists who led the German people down the primrose path to the grisly holocaust and the ghastly tribunal at Nuremberg, which left such an ugly blemish on the “German national memory”. Let’s take a closer look at this situation.
The fact that I was a personal friend to an American rocket scientist named Peter van Dresser, who was angered by Dr. Robert Goddard’s pre-war work with von Braun, and who was present in New Mexico since the ‘20’s and was intimately familiar with the 1930’s liaisons to von Braun’s secret Los Alamos activities, left little remaining to be proven, since there is no longer any security basis for concealing such liaisons, if “rocket research” was the only thing von Braun’s pre-war American presence involved. He had already been appointed as the Peenemunde project research leader, and had been promoted by Hitler and Himmler to Ubersturmbannfuehrer in the SS, and was given a “leave of absence” by Hitler to make the venture to America. Dr. Robert Goddard, whose New Mexico laboratory was at Mescalero, with his launch area at Eden Valley, near Roswell, far to the south, was not involved in any known pre-WWII research at Los Alamos, and probably knew nothing of von Braun’s secret project there.
One by the German navy or Kreigsmarine concentrated on two concepts. Submersible Lafferenz capsules for V-2 rockets which were to be towed to near New York and the other for a nuclear powered version of the type XXI u-boat, which was the direct inspiration for the US Navy's nuclear submarines.
Unfortunately for the U-Boat service but fortunately for the allies, the war ended after only two of the new Type-XXIs had managed to clear harbor for patrol. They were captured and confiscated in port by the Allied militaries. Their design, however, lent a great deal to the first generation of true submarines, the nuclear-powered ships sailed by the American and Soviet navies.
El Paso Division, FBI
Major Hamill advised that Magnus von Braun, the brother of Werhner, sold a bar of platinum for $100. ... He admitted he had brought the bar to the United States in violation of the customs laws. Major Hamill stated that when this matter was brought to the attention of Werhner von Braun ... he administered a severe beating to his brother.
Major Hamill stated that from his conduct he had always thought Werhner von Braun to be very honorable ... and the violation of the trust by his brother and subsequent action strengthened his view.
Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
reply to post by sy.gunson
GE didn't do well in the first US jet plane.
Well GE and Von Braun would make sense if any Tesla science was involved.
William Lyne author of "Pentagon Alines", giving the history of Tesla and much
of present day evaluations since 1945, thinks Von Braun replaced Willy Ley in
the Rocket Society in New Mexico started by Van Dresser and up to Army
ownership with Dr Goddard as head. In the late 30s before WWII Von Braun
not only acquired rocketing designs but also the Tesla ship design. The Tesla
ship being the most sought after gem for space travel.
GE funded a TV show hosted by the would be President Ronald Reagan that
started with amazing lightning displays the sort Tesla would produce to show
how to acquire maximum voltage applied to the ether. Lyne found high voltage
switches and devices in salvage yards used by government agencies that
would apply to Tesla force wave production and space ship flight.