Fokker, Anthony Herman Gerard, 1890-1939

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Anton Herman Gerard Fokker, also known as Anthony Fokker, (by 6 April 1890, Blitar, Netherlands – d. 23 December 1939, New York City) was a Dutch aviation pioneer and aircraft manufacturer. He is most famous for the fighter aircraft he produced in Germany during the First World War such as the Eindecker monoplanes, the Dr.1 triplane and the D.VII biplane.

After the treaty of Versailles forbade Germany to produce airplanes, Fokker moved his business to the Netherlands. There his company was responsible for a variety of successful aircraft including the Fokker trimotor, a successful passenger aircraft of the inter-war years. He died in New York in 1939. Later authors suggest he was personally charismatic but unscrupulous in business and a controversial character.

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referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Lucile Turnbach Platt Papers, 1926-1930 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bernt Balchen papers, 1913-2005 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. The George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers, 1785-1948 (inclusive), 1928-1937 (bulk). Purdue University Library
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Birth 1890-04-06

Death 1939-12-23


Dutch; Flemish



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