Airship Los Angeles

Price: $4.95

Stock #: 101884
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Akron
State: Ohio (OH)
County: Summit
Postmark: 1972 Nov-12
PM City: Akron
PM State: OH
Stamp: 6C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The Airship (German LZ-126, Navy ZR-3) was built by the Zeppelin Company in 1924 and flown to the U.S. from October 12 to 15, it was there turned over to the navy as part of German WWI reparations. The navy flew it officially until decommissioning in June, 1932, and unofficially until 1938. It was broken up about 1939. Specifications were: Length 658 Feet, Diameter 92 Feet, Gas Volume 70,000 Cubic Meters. It is shown flying over the uncompleted dock at Akron airport in December, 1929. The Dock is 1175 feet long, 325 feet wide and 211 feet high without interior support.

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