Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937

by Dan on May 6, 2011

Today is the 74th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster on May 6, 1937, at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

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    Neil Hemstad May 15, 2011 at 7:45 am

    It makes me wonder what would have happened if The Hindenburg had crashed a year later. Let’s say May of 1938. Things at that time would be different as the LZ-130 would be in service. How along would the construction of the LZ-131 be along at this time. Some other questions would be if the Hindenburg or the LZ-130 had crashed in flames in Rio without all the newsreals would the germans had still continued on with the program. I would think that with more ships in service (LZ -127 Graf Zeppelin ,LZ-129 Hindenburg and the LZ-130 and LZ-131) using Hydrogen then there is more risk of an accident.

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    Francisco Carvallo May 11, 2011 at 12:28 am

    God Bless all of their souls! Only cabin boy werner Franz remains alive (as far as my understanding goes) The survivors took a trip, but history planned it as a journey that would live in history till the end of time.

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    Alan David May 6, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    This is a very unhappy anniversary. Due to this event I will probably never see a luxury airship. I grew up a few miles from the Navy Blimp hangers in Tustin, CA and have been told my Grandfather helped build them. Up until recently the site was a Helicopter base for the Marines. I finaly saw the movie “Hindenburg” for the first time since it was released and immediately recognized the Tustin Hanger standing in for Lakehurst AND Frankfurt! ADavid

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    John May 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Imagine what it felt like to be standing there taking that picture…

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