During World War II, Wernher von Braun was one of the top scientists of Nazi Germany. He and his team developed the V-2 rockets which the Nazis used to bomb London. After the war, von Braun and many of his colleagues, including Arnim Zola, were recruited to work for the United States of America in Operation Paperclip.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Sometimes the Marvel Cinematic Universe alludes to people who existed in our world, and it is assumed the days they were born and died are the same in this universe, for timeline purposes.
- ↑ Wernher von Braun's role in World War II is briefly described by Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3.
- ↑ A photograph of his recruitment appears in Captain America: The Winter Soldier