Anthony Fokker

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Birthday
6, 1890
Birthplace
Indonesia
Death Date
Dec 23, 1939 (49)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1890
Birthplace
Indonesia
Death Date
Dec 23, 1939 (49)

About

Pilot and engineer who designed and produced many models of German fighter planes during the World War I years.

Before Fame

One of his earliest and best known inventions involved the synchronization of machine guns and propeller blades.

Trivia

He designed the Dr.1 Dreidecker monoplane that was flown by Germany's famous Red Baron, Manfred von Richtofen.

Family Life

His father owned a Dutch plantation in present-day Indonesia (which was then known as the Dutch East Indies).

Associated With

He worked with fellow engineer Hugo Junkers on several airplane models.