Hugo Junkers (1859 - 1935)

Hugo Junkers
Hugo Junkers (source: Bundesarchiv, picture 183-1985-0529-541, photografer: unknown)

Hugo Junkers (1859–1935) was a German engineer and businessman. In 1919, he founded the Junkers works in Dessau, where the first all-metal airliner, the Junkers F 13, was built. Another model, the Ju 52, also went into serial production and became the most widely produced airliner in the world at the time. Junkers also established the airline Junkers Luftverkehr, which subsequently merged with Deutsche Aero Lloyd to create Deutsche Luft Hansa. Junkers was dispossessed by the Nazis. The Junkers works were transformed into a major arms company against his will.