RIP Guenter Wendt : “The Pad Fuhrer”

Guenter Wendt 1924-2010

One of the key players and colorful characters of the Apollo launch missions died today at 85. Guenter Wendt ran the white room and pad operations for the Apollo flights. He was a great character who go the nickname “Pad Fuhrer” from his heavy German accent and very strict rules.

Read this great article over at Collect SPACE

Wikipedia article

Books: Unbroken Chain by Guenter Wendt

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2 Responses to RIP Guenter Wendt : “The Pad Fuhrer”

  1. Debra says:

    As Jim Lovell said, I vonder vere Guenter Wendt. Sad news.

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