Fritz Horn (1896 - 1963)

Fritz Horn (1896–1963) was a pilot and aviation manager. His career took him all over Germany – from the factories of AGO-Flugzeugwerken in Berlin-Johannisthal to the airline Lloyd Ostflug in Königsberg and Junkers in Dessau. As Manager of the aircraft maintenance facility in Gdansk, he helped to establish the Gdansk-Warsaw-Lemberg route. In 1927, he accomplished an astonishing achievement for an airliner by flying at an average speed of 140 km/h in a Junkers plane. From 1955 until 1959, he was Director of Flight Operations and Flight Safety at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport.