75 years since the Hindenburg disaster

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.

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Hindenburg 75th anniversary gathers last witnesses to the airshipAsbury Park Press

The Hindenburg 75 years later: Memories time cannot eraseStar-Ledger

Chicago radio man’s Hindenburg broadcast enduresChicago Tribune

May 7, 1937 coverage from The Times

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