75 Years Ago Today: Lakehurst, New Jersey, 6 May 1937.
We all know about the disaster, but do you know what made the Hindenburg a Legend? My topic this week is the Hindenburg, its history, beauty, the plans, the photos, and yes the disaster.
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The Hindenburg, while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, erupted into flames. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew aboard, 35 people died (plus one ground crew person). This disaster was broadcast live over radio as it happened.
It has been 75 years and the controversies surrounding this disaster continue. My Sunday (12 May 2012) article this week will be on the Hindenburg. Find out more about this amazing air ship, the disaster, and take a look at the plans for this beautiful ship.
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The Hindenburg, South Boston in background (Photo credit: Boston Public Library)
The U.S. Coast Guard Douglas RD-4 Spica (s/n V-125) escorts the German Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg on arrival at Lakehurst, New Jersey (USA), after its inaugural flight from Friedrichshafen, Germany, on the early morning of 9 May 1936. The decommissioned U.S. Navy airship USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) is visible in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hindenburg airship interior (Photo credit: History In An Hour)
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