Hindenburg Disaster – 75th Anniversary

by Dan Grossman on May 3, 2012

The Hindenburg left Frankfurt, Germany on its final voyage 75 years ago today, on May 3, 1937.

After crossing the Atlantic the ship was destroyed in a fiery crash at Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937.

I will be attending the memorial service at Lakehurst this weekend and will post photos and information when I return home.

Dan Grossman
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david helms June 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm

i was unable to attend the 75th anniversary of the hindenburg disaster but would love to hear from anyone who attended. thanks.



Mariam May 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I am glad you, of all people, were able to get to Lakehurst last weekend. I am just repeating what others have said about how this website is a model of accuracy, presentation, passion.


Dave whalen May 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Remembering this day in time, what a great loss HINDENBURGH was. As a fan of the airship let us hope the renewed partnership of Good-Year and Zeppelin, will bring forth a new airship. A cargo,passenger aircraft I would think. You have a savy web site,thank-you for it.Dave


Stu May 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm

A sad day of remembrance today is. It’s overcast and chilly in the area where the Hindenburg and with it, the innocence of that age perished in flames 75 years ago. I hope there’s a feeling, a movement, an undercurrent of emotion to capture from the ashes of this anniversary, the will, the courage and the desire to once again see large, commercial rigid airships ply the skies once again. Thanks to you Dan for this wonderful site and place to correspond with other folks who share in the same dreams.


Bill May 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I am doing a National History Day project on Zeppelins. Unfortunately, states are on May 5-6. Of course. I wish I could be in Lakehurst. It is such a nice town. If you could tell me of your experience, that would help! This was the best website out of all my sources. Keep up your great historical work! Thank-you!

Bill :D


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