Lippisch, Alexander, 1894-1976Alternative names
Aviation designer and researcher. Alexander Martin Lippisch was born in 1894 in Munich, Germany, to Franz and Clara (Commichau) Lippisch. Alexander was educated at schools in Berlin and Jena; and enlisted in Germany's armed forces in 1915. He served as an aerial photographer and mapper. In 1943 he was awarded a doctoral degree from the University of Heidelberg.
From 1918-1945, Lippisch held various positions in aviation in Germany: as a designer, aerodynamicist, and director of research. In 1946 he emigrated with his family to the U.S., where he worked for the Dept. of Defense. From 1950-1964, Alexander was employed by the Collins Radio Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and after his retirement, was employed as a design consultant. Lippisch worked on a variety of research projects throughout his career, including smoke tunnel visualization, remote powered vehicles, delta shaped wings, and aerofoil boats.
From the description of Papers, 1900-1990. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 39120919
- Aeronautical engineers--Biography
- Aeronautics--History--20th century
- Airplanes--Wings, Triangular
- Airplanes--Design and construction--History
- Delta wing airplanes
- Germany (as recorded)
- United States (as recorded)