"Akron" Airship Specifications

Akron Airship Specifications Ohio


Stock #: 773901
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Akron
State: Ohio (OH)
County: Summit
Postmark: 1965 Nov-21
PM City: Akron
PM State: OH
Stamp: 4c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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In this airship Melvin Vaniman, his brother Charles, and three companions ascended at Atlantic City, NJ, on July 2, 1912 to start their second attempt at a Trans-Atlantic crossing. The airship exploded at 500 feet in full view of thousands of spectators. The five men fell to their deaths.
From the Darlene Thorne Collection