Erwin Komenda - Porsche's Chief Engineer
6. April 1904 - 22. August, 1966
From 1931 to his death in 1966, Komenda was chief engineer and leader of the Porsche car-body construction department.
His works included the VW Beetle, the Porsche 356, the Porsche 550 amongst other Porsche models.
Its a small world. During my annual motorcycle tours in Europe, I have stayed at a gasthof in Losenstein many times. While there, I was discussing Porsche's with the owner and he mentioned that Porsche's chief engineer came from the town of Weyer just down the road by 22 kilometers. Erwin Komenda is also buried there, so I located his grave and paid my respects.