Guide to the Karl Baur Collection,
Allen, Thomas J., PhD
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Karl Baur is most known for having been the chief test pilot for the Messerschmitt Company, in Germany in the late 1930s until the end of the Second World War. He test piloted such famous aircraft as the Me-109, the Me-262 jet fighter, and the Me-163 rocket plane. After a brief stay in United States in the later part of 1945, Baur returned to Germany. In 1954 Baur accepted a position as an engineer at the Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation in Dallas, Texas, where he worked until his death in 1963.
This is a guide to materials in The Karl Baur Collection housed in the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, The University of Texas at Dallas.