Brunolf Baade (1904 - 1969)

Brunolf Baade (1904 – 1969) is regarded as the father of the aviation industry in the GDR. Until 1945, Baade was a designer at Junkers Works in Dessau. After returning from the Soviet Union, he developed jet planes in Dresden. His chief merit was the construction of the world's first four engine jet plane, the 152. On its second flight, the jet crashed in March 1959. Due to the lack of anticipated commissions from the Soviet Union, aircraft development in Dresden ceased in 1961. The dream of medium-haul aircraft „Made in GDR“ was shattered.