After the war, Vogt, along with many other German scientists and technicians, was brought to the U.S., where he enjoyed a career with American aerospace firms, including Boeing. In the vast American aerospace establishment, he worked in comparative anonymity. In Germany, he had been more of a figure, and in old photographs one sees him, short in stature but lean and good-looking, laughing with the test pilot Hanna Reitsch or showing der Führer around the Blohm & Voss plant. Richard Vogt died in 1979 in Santa Barbara, California, at the age of 84. Most of what he produced is forgotten today. It is the curse of engineering, unlike the other creative arts, that the constant evolution of technology leads us not only to discard obsolete productions but also to wipe them from our memory.