Airship Hindenburg

Airship Hindenburg Akron Ohio


Stock #: 101962
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Akron
State: Ohio (OH)
County: Summit
Postmark: 1973 Nov-11
PM City: Akron
PM State: OH
Stamp: 6C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This Airship (Zeppelin Company Designation LZ-129) was first launched March 4, 1936, and made several scheduled commercial flights from Friedrichshafen and Frankfurt to Lakehurst and Rio De Janeiro. The last trip ended at Lakehurst on May 6, 1937 when fire completely destroyed it just as it was landing. Thirteen of 36 passengers and 22 of 61 crew, together with one ground crewman were lost. Dimensions were: Length - 825 Ft. (Lehmann) Maximum Diameter - 137 Ft. Gas Volume - 190,000 Cu. Meters