Junkers Who is Who?
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Fessler, Hermann

( * 06. Dec. 1898 26. Nov. 1938 )


1923 - 1938

Hermann Fessler joint Junkers Flugzeugwerke in July 1923. He worked as an engineer and was killed during the Ju90 crash D-AIVI at Bathurst in November 1938.

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Fiala-Fernbrugg, Benno

( * 16. June 1890 )


1925 1927
JFM Maintenance

1927 - 1933
JFM PR Office
and Main Office

Ritter Fiala von Fernbrugg studied aircraft and automobile technologies at the Vienna Highschool between 1908 to 1913. In 1914 he joint JaSta 51 and became commanding officer of the Experimental Flight Unit. In 1919 he became commander of the Aspen Airfield near Vienna and in 1921 he was manager of the Moewe Werft at Aspen.

He joint Junkers Luftverkehr in August 1925 as the manager of the Junkers maintenance facility at Fuerth, but due to the merger of Junkers Luftverkehr with DAL, in November 1925 Fiala moved to Warsaw and took over the maintenance facility of PLL Aerolot until 1927. In March 1927 Fiala became engineer at the PR Office of Junkers Flugzeugwerke and later he joint the Main Office of Junkers Flugzeugwerke. In March 1933 Fiala was arrested by Gestapo, but released after 3 days. Fiala left Germany and returned to Austria.

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Fischer von Poturzyn, Friedrich Andreas

( * 13. Feb. 1893 )


1922 - 1926
Junkers Luftverkehr

1926 - 1933
Junkers Main Office

Fischer von Poturzyn was married with Marga Kaumanns, the daughter of Franz Kaumanns. In April 1922 he joint Junkers Luftverkehr as a salesman in Serbia. In 1923 he went to Dessau and became the press manager of Junkers Luftverkehr. In 1926 he continued his press function at Junkers Flugzeugwerke, where he worked exclusively for Prof. Junkers. In November 1933 Poturzyn seperated from Junkers and contracted with the Junkers Flugzeugwerke AG.

Fischer von Poturzyn wrote a lot of aviation books during the thirties. He has also developed the name "Luft Hansa" during his period with Junkers Luftverkehr.

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Fischer, Alfred Ernst

( * 10. Oct. 1889 + 20. Dec. 1965 )


1924 - 1932
JFM Maintenance

Alfred Fischer was member of the German Navy Seaflying Unit during WWI. He joint Junkers Flugzeugwerke in 1924 and became an operational engineer of Junkers Luftverkehr. Since 1924 he was the manager of the Junkers Maintenance Facilities at Konigsberg. In 1928 he changed to the Junkers Maintenance Facilities in Vienna and in 1929 he was responsible for the setup of the Junkers Maintenance Facilities in Leipzig. he left Junkers in June 1932 and became technical director of Deruluft in Russia. Later he returned to Germany and became the operational manager of the RLM Test Facilities at Rechlin.

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Florman, Adrian

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1924 - 1931
Director of A.B. Flygindustri

Adrian Flormann was the financial managing director of AB Flygindustri at Malmo since 1925, which was founded with the support of Hugo Junkers. A lot of Dessau built Junkers aircraft were ferried to Flygindustri and were converted with stronger engines or to military versions, which were not allowed to built in Germany. In 1931 Adrian Flormann left AB Flygindustri and started a new carreer at the Gotia Ensurance company.

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Florman, Carl

( * 12. July 1886 1963 )


1924 -
A.B. Aerotransport

Carl Florman was a Swedish Army pilot. He became the first managing director of A.B. Aerotransport at Malmo since 1924. This airline was part of the Junkers Luftverkehr and belonged to the Europa Union. When Junkers Luftverkehr merged with Deutscher Aero Lloyd into Lufthansa in 1926, A.B. Aerotransport remained independent under the leadership of Carl Florman.

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Fokker, Anthony

( * 06. April 1898 23. Dec. 1939 )


1917 - 1918
JFA Director

Anthony Fokker founded his first aircraft company in 1912 at Berlin Johannisthal, but already in 1913 this company was transfered to Sweden. Since the beginning of WWI Fokker designed several fighter aircraft at his Flugzeugwaffen Fabrik Anthony Fokker at Berlin Reinickendorf. During the final phase of WW I, the IDFLIEG tried to merge the successfull Fokker Flugzeugwerke and the innovative Junkers & Co. facilities. Both companies were merged into the Junkers-Fokker A.G. in September 1917 and Anthony Fokker and Hugo Junkers both became managing directors of this company, where Fokker was responsible for the priniciple military worthiness of the designs, while Junkers was responsible for the innovative studies. During the end of WW I both seperated from each other and Junkers founded the Junkers Flugzeugwerke A.G., while Fokker escaped to the Netherlands, where he founded the Fokker A.G. The Schwerin based Fokker facilities were sold in Februar 1921. Fokker went to the U.S.A. in 1922 and founded the Fokker Aircraft Corporation America.

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Luftfahrtgeschichte.de (German Infos on Anthony Fokker)

Folkerts, Hayo

( * 24. Dec. 1871 )


1893 - 1918
Research Laboratories

Hayo Folkerts joint Hugo Junkers in 1909 as his private assistent. He was responsible for the engine laboratories of Hugo Junkers Later Dr. Hayo Folkerts was the managing engineer of the department for ship engine designs at the Versuchsanstalt Prof. Junkers.

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Fraenkel, Abraham

( * 15. Nov. 1884 )


1915 - 1922

Abraham Fraenkel was an engineer at the Technikum at Coethen. In September 1914 he was arrested due to high treason. When being released in Nov. 1915, he was advised to join Junkers and Co. Here he was busy within the aircraft construction team. He left Junkers in October 1922.

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Dr. Franz, Anselm

( * 1900 + 1994 )


1936 - 1942
Junkers Motorenwerke

Dr. Anselm Franz studied at the Technical University of Graz and earned his doctor degree at the University of Berlin. After his studies he worked at a small company in Berlin, which developed hydraulic torque converters, before he joint Junkers Flugzeugwerke in 1936.

In 1939 He became the head of the predevelopment departement of the Junkers engine departement until 1942. He was responsible for the development of the first Junkers jet engine, the Junkers Jumo 004. After WWII he went to the U.S.A. and became vice president of the Avco Lycoming Division.

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Franz and the Jumo 004


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JFM Construction Office

Freundel was member of the construction office at Junkers Flugzeugbau since the early 20s. He was responsible for the tail unit design of the Junkers J21 built for Russia and the Junkers G24

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Freytag, Fritz

( * 07. Sept. 1908 13. Oct. 1975 )


1936 - 1945
JFM Construction Office

1946 - 1954
OKB-1 Podberesja

Fritz Freytag studied aviation engineering at the Polytechnicum at Bad Frankenhausen. In 1929 he joint the Albatros Werke in Berlin Johannisthal and participated in the construction of the Albators L101. He joint Junkers in 1936 and participated in the high altitude developement of the Junkers Ju86R, the Mistel projects and finally on the Junkers Ju287 design.

In 1946 Freytag was sent to Podberesja Russia by the Soviets, where Baade and he designed the EF131, 132, 130 and 150. In 1954 he returned to Dresden, where he became the technical director and chief design engineer of Flugzeugwerke Dresden. In 1960 Freytag moved to West Germany and joint Weser Flugzeugbau. In 1973 Fritz Freytag retired and died on 13th October 1975.

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Frieseke, Hans

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1936 - 1939
JFM Directors Board

Hans Frieseke became member of the IFM board of directors in July 1936. He left the board in June 1939

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