• College/Year: ENG '49; GSNB '54
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Fimmel, Richard O. (August 21, 2007)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit: Army
  • Theater(s): European
  • US Army Battalion: 287th Combat Engineer Battalion


Mr. Fimmel served as a combat engineer in the European Theater and in the Army of Occupation following V-E Day, where he met his wife, Edeltraud. During his career, Mr. Fimmel worked for NASA and served as the project manager on the Pioneer satellite program.