EAST GERMANY: Jet Age

Like so many German scientists, Engineer Manfred Gerlach, 55, came out of the wreckage of Hitler's Reich better off than ever. When the Russian armies over ran East Germany in 1945. Gerlach was one of a team of Junker jet experts hauled off to Russia to teach tricks of the trade to Russia's aircraft designers. Returned to Communist East Germany in 1954, he was put in charge of a plant to develop engines for the 66-152, the jet airliner that was to be the crowning glory of East Germany's new aircraft industry. The job was full of perks and...

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