Wilhelm Ornstein Papers
The Wilhelm Ornstein Papers consists of various certificates and awards including the Medal of Freedom and Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service Overseas, photographs, passports and other biographical information, and correspondence including with the Royal Air Force and the U.S. War Department.
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Wilhelm Ornstein (November 9, 1905 – October 20, 2002) was appointed Professor of Applied Mathematics at Washington University in 1955 and attained emeritus rank in 1974. Ornstein worked for General Motors in Poland from 1934-1939 and as Professor of Mechanics at the Turkish Military Academy in Istanbul from 1940-1942. During World War II, he served a technical advisor to the Middle East Headquarters of the U.S. Army and received from the War Department the Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service Overseas and the Medal of Freedom. After the war, Ornstein taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Newark College of Engineering. Ornstein became an American citizen in 1946.
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