Interview with Ernst Lehmann aboard the Hindenburg [Video]

Zeppelin captain Ernst LehmannA brief interview with Ernst Lehmann in the Writing Room of the Hindenburg, filmed before the ship’s May 21, 1936 departure from Lakehurst.

Captain Lehmann began his airship training in 1913 under Hugo Eckener.  His first command was the DELAG passenger ship LZ-17 Sachsen and he had a distinguished career as a wartime Zeppelin commander and with the airships LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin and LZ-129 Hindenburg.

Lehmann was killed when the Hindenburg burned at Lakehurst on May 6, 1937, a year after this film was made.

 

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Great Interview thanks Dan! 🙂

M L Hopp

The interviewer seemed a bit pushy, in my opinion. Captain Lehmann seemed a tad reserved, however I could easily imagine that he wasn’t prepared to commit to any specific answers when it came to the ship’s potential sailing schedule. It was interesting to hear what the man sounded like, more than anything. Rather soft-spoken in contrast to Dr. Eckener.