Wolfgang W.E. Samuel Historian

Wolfgang w e samuel

Wolfgang W.E. Samuel (born February 2, 1935) is a German-born American author and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Born in Germany, ten year-old Samuel fled with his mother and sister from his home town of Sagan (now Zagan in Poland) in 1945 as the Red Army approached. As a Fl├╝chtling (refugee), he underwent privation and re-settlement in the post-war years. His mother was raped and his grandfather was killed by German communists. He describes how he and his mother eventually settled near a U.S. airbase in western Germany, where his mother met and married an American serviceman. After the family emigrated to the United States, Samuel attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1960, and subsequently the National War College. He served in the United States Air Force for twenty-five years, retiring with the rank of colonel in 1985. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal multiple times during his years of active duty. As of 2008, he resided in Fairfax Station, Virginia. As of 2010, Samuel has published seven books.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 2nd, 1935
Germany,United States of America


1. University of Colorado Boulder Colleges/University

The University of Colorado Boulder (unofficially University of Colorado at Boulder, although also commonly referred to as CU-Boulder, CU, Boulder, or Colorado) is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado, United States. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system and was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the union in 1876. According to The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities (2001), it is considered one of the thirty "Public Ivy League" schools.

Institution info

Type Public university
2012. 386 mil. $
2010. 331 mil. $
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914 Broadway, 80309 - Boulder, Colorado
2013. 25,981
2010. 26,648
2009. 27,069
2013. 5,721
2010. 6,049
Acceptance rate
2013. 88.0 %
2011. 86.9 %
2010. 87.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 8.76 K $
2011. 9.15 K $
2010. 8.51 K $
2009. 7.93 K $
2008. 7.28 K $
Official web page www.colorado.edu
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People attended University of Colorado Boulder connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1940., Computer Scientist
b. 1939., Academic
b. 1938., Actor
b. 1938., Writer
b. 1933., Astronaut
b. 1938., Politician
b. 1931., Academic

Military service

Force Unit Rank From To
United States Department of the Air Force
United States Air Force

Written work

1.I Always Wanted to Fly

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. by University Press of Mississippi (363 pages)
Cold War
American History
United States of America
Military branch
Military science
20th century
Military history

2.American Raiders

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2004. by University Press of Mississippi (510 pages)
Military branch
Military science
20th century
Military Engineer
World War II
United States of America


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