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West German Leading Rocket Expert Who Worked for Nasser Dies

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Dr. Eugen Sanger, one of the West German rocket experts whose work in Egypt last year touched off a sharp attack by Israel against the West German Government, died of a heart attack yesterday at the age of 58.

The Bonn Government forced Dr. Sanger’s resignation as head of the Institute of Jet Propulsion Physics in Stuttgart as a result of the dispute over his presence and that of other West German scientists and technicians reportedly working on advanced weapons systems for the Nasser regime. Dr. Sanger denied that he had helped to build weapons for Egypt. He insisted that he had been a consultant only on Egyptian rocket development.

The Israel Government charged that the West Germans were working on advanced offensive weapons for Egypt and accused the Bonn Government of laxity in seeking to compel the West Germans to halt such work in Egypt and return home.

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