Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hindenburg Disaster-72 years ago today


Seventy-two years ago, May, 6, 1937, the giant German airship, the Hindenburg, the pride of the Third Reich, met a fiery end as it attempted to dock at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in NJ.
In less than one minute 35 of the ship's 97 passengers perished thus ending the promise of giant, trans-Atlantic, passenger rigid airship travel.
Pictured here is a photo of the Hindenburg with the Nazi Swastika on its fins passing over the seaside town of Atlantic City on its way to a date with destiny.


7 comments:

  1. Great picture, Emil. I have always been interested in this piece of world history which took place in our little corner of the earth. It sure put Lakehurst on the map

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  2. Me as well.. What a horrible day that had to be.. I still hear the reporter in my head. Even though I was not born yet I have seen footage.. Yes Lakehurst.. And great Photo Emil!

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  3. do you have any pictures of the Morro Castle?

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  4. Great photo, but that is not from 1937 - The Hindenburg has Olympic rings painted for the 1936 Berlin Olympics; the rings were erased (painted over) in 1937.

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  5. I can't believe a tragedy like that happened... it's amazing... it's the titanic of the sky. so horrible....

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  6. taylor lautner sucksMarch 18, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    why do u ppl care about this? it happened so long ago; not too many ppl died.... like, crashes that happen every day in the sky are more tragic! u ppl r wasting ur lives

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  7. taylorlautnersodoesnotsuckudoMarch 18, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    How can u say that, taylor lautner sucks? IT WAS A TRAGEDY.

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