|Rocket engine assembly in V-2 pilot product at Peenemunde, 1943.|
|Motorized V-2 battery with 3 launchers set up experimentally at Peenemunde, Spring 1944.|
Both pictures courtesy of Wernher von Braun, reproduced in Carsbie C. Adams. Space Flight. (New York: Mc-Graw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1958.) There are quite a few of Dr. von Braun's photos in this book.
There seems to be substantial evidence that he was a Nazi, occupied a high rank in the SS, and was complicit in the use of slave labour to build these terrible weapons. All this was forgotten when his services were needed in the U.S. to counter the Communist threat.