Anniversary of Graf Zeppelin’s Around-the-World Flight

On this day in 1929, LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin left Lakehurst, New Jersey on its historic flight around the world.

Lakehurst – Friedrichshafen

August 7, 1929 – August 10, 1929
7,068 km / 55 hrs 22 mins

Weltfahrt: Lakehurst - Friedrichshafen

Friedrichshafen – Tokyo
August 15, 1929 – August 19, 1929
11,247 km / 101 hrs 49 mins

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Tokyo – Los Angeles
August 23, 1929 – August 26, 1929
9,653 km / 79 hrs 3 mins

weltfahrt-map-tokyo-la

Los Angeles – Lakehurst
August 27, 1929 – August 29, 1929
4,822 km / 51 hrs 57 mins

weltfahrt-map-la-nj

Lakehurst – Friedrichshafen
September 1, 1929 – September 4, 1929
8,478 km / 57 hrs 31 mins

 [see a complete list of passengers and crew aboard the flight]

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