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Max Himmelheber

Max HimmelheberBiography, German inventor and aviator

German inventor and aviator
Max Himmelheber
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Intro German inventor and aviator
Was Businessperson Inventor Entrepreneur
From Germany
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 24 April 1904, Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 17 December 2000, Baiersbronn, Freudenstadt, Karlsruhe Government Region, Baden-Württemberg (aged 96 years)
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Max Himmelheber (24 April 1904 – 17 December 2000) was a German inventor and Luftwaffe fighter pilot.


In 1932, Himmelheber invented particle board.

During the Second World War Himmelheber served as pilot in the fighter unit Jagdgeschwader 2. During the Battle of Britain he was a leutnant and technical officer of Stab.I/JG 2 (staff flight of the I group of JG 2). He had one victory on 30 August 1940, over an RAF Hurricane near Goudhurst. He was shot down himself on 6 September 1940, over Staplehurst, Kent, and became a POW at Woolwich Hospital.

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