** An outstandingly rare WW2 Confidential military intelligence interrogation report, every distributed copy with its own unique security number, this being 'Copy No. 101'.
Very few examples of this security-numbered interrogation report have survived. Because of the report's extreme rarity, few collectors know these documents exist; only a tiny handful actually owns one.
WW2 CONFIDENTIAL report Copy No. 101: Use of Parachutes for Bomb Dropping and Deceleration of Aircraft Group 2 M.O.S.A.P.
BIOS Intelligence Report. Interrogation Report 102. British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee (BIOS). May 1946.
** Information obtained during an interrogation of Prof. Georg Madelung by BuAer (US Bureau of Aeronautics) 9th May 1946.
Duplicated typewritten report in English, 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 19 cms. 7 pages, 3 or 4 small sketches.
Very good in original stapled card wrappers. Printing a touch pale. Protected in a modern clear archival jacket.
Georg Hans Madelung (1889-1972), a noted German aeronautical engineer, was involved during WW2 with aeronautical warfare research, including work with von Braun's rocket program. After the war, Madelung resumed work in both Germany and the USA.
Madelung's research included the effects of high acceleration on the human body and the design of parachutes for various applications. The importance of this work was swiftly recognised by the western allies resulting in this and other reports.