I have mentioned several times that I enjoy blimps and used to spend some time in Lakehurst, N.J. area. On this day, 75 years ago, the Hindenberg exploded and crashed there at what is now Lakehurst JFB. Hanger 1, which would have housed the Hindenberg during its stay, is still an active airship hanger.
Hindenburg 75th anniversary gathers last witnesses to the airship – Asbury Park Press
Chicago radio man’s Hindenburg broadcast endures – Chicago Tribune
May 7, 1937 coverage from The Times