Vollmöller, Hans Robert

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Vollmöller, Hans Robert Gender: M
Emil Helther Robert Hans Vollmöller
born on 6 March 1889 at 23:45 (= 11:45 PM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°37' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°13 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°34'

Hans Robert Vollmöller (on a "Rumpler-Etrich monoplane" during its flight to Germany in 1911)


German aviation pioneer, who flew planes with his older brother Karl Gustav Vollmöller. Hans Robert Vollmöller's promising career was cut short when he died in a plane crash at age 28.

He was a son of industrialist Robert Vollmöller and social reformer Emilie Vollmöller.

At the age of 15, he started building the first German motorized aircraft in Vaihingen together with his older brother Karl, who was also the designer of the four “Vollmöller” aircraft.

In 1905 when he was 16 he learned to fly. Hans Robert Vollmöller had an unusual talent for flight; two years later he contested the first flying competitions in Germany and other European countries and won numerous trophies. In the summer of 1910, the Vollmöller brothers made their first long-haul flight of around 150 km fron Bad Cannstatt to Lake Constance. After an accident in the autumn of 1910, in which a spectator died, the Vollmöller brothers stopped building their own aircraft.

In 1911, Hans Robert Vollmöller went to Berlin to work as a designer and test pilot for Edmund Rumpler. On 15 May 1911 he earned his pilot licence.

Vollmöller was drafted at the beginning of the war in 1914 and worked in the design team of Hellmuth Hirth and Bosch director Gustav Klein. With the further participation of Graf Zeppelin, it became "Versuchsbau GmbH Gotha-Ost" (VGO) in 1914. The designers were Alexander Baumann, as well as the engineers Hermann and Scholler, who had set themselves the goal of developing a "giant airplane."

As chief pilot, Hans Robert Vollmöller led a test flight of the first of the giant aircraft, the VGO I, on 10 March 1917 in Berlin. It was a cold and windy day. The plane took off around 2 PM and on its return hit a corner gate of the hall and crashed, instantly killing Vollmöller.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


  • other kin relationship with Vollmöller, Karl (born 16 October 1848). Notes: Uncle/ nephew


  • Death by Accident 10 March 1917 at 2:00 PM in Berlin (Plane crash, age 28)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism entry (1889, no. 161).


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Wealthy)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Plane crash)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 28)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ commercial