Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937

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

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Neil Hemstad
Neil Hemstad

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… Read more »

Francisco Carvallo
Francisco Carvallo

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.

Alan David
Alan David

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

John
John

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