German aircraft designer and test pilot who developed the Luftwaffe's World War II mainstay, the Focke-Wuld 190.
He designed flying boats in the years between the two World Wars.
Some 20,000 of his FW-190 fighters were produced during the war years.
His grandfather was a sergeant in the German cavalry.
Ferdinand Porsche was another German engineer whose motors powered German war tanks during World War II.