Hindenburg Survivors

Approximately 64% of those on board the Hindenburg during its last flight survived the crash:

Survival Rate on Hindenburg

On Board Survived Died Percent Survived
Passengers 36 23 13 64%
Crew 61 39 22 64%
Total 97 62 35 64%

(The survival rate of the Hindenburg disaster was twice that of the sinking of the Titanic.)

List of Hindenburg Survivors

As of August, 2009, the only survivors of the Hindenburg disaster who are still alive are passenger Werner Doehner (age 8 at the time of the crash) and cabin boy Werner Franz (age 14).

The following passengers and crew members survived the crash of the Hindenburg at Lakehurst on May 6, 1937:

Surviving Passengers

Adelt, Gertrude Berlin, Germany
Adelt, Leonhard
Belin, Peter
Clemens, Carl Otto
Doehner Matilda
Doehner, Walter
Doehner, Werner
Ernst, Elsa
Grant, George
Heidenstamm, Rudolf von
Herschfeld, George
Hinkelbein, Claus
Kleeman, Marie
Leuchtenberg, Wm.
Mangone, Philip
Mather, Margaret
Morris, Nelson
O’Laughlin, Herbert
Osbun, Clifford
Spaeh, Joseph
Stoeckle, Emil
Vinholt, Hans
Witt, Hans

Complete list of Hindenburg passengers on last flight

Surviving Crew

OFFICERS
Captain Max Pruss, Commanding
Captain Albert Sammt (watch officer)
Captain Heinrich Bauer (watch officer)
[Captain] Walter Ziegler, Watch Officer
Captain Anton Wittemann (observer)

NAVIGATORS
Max Zabel, Navigator
Christian Nielsen, Navigator
Franz Herzog, Navigator
Kurt Bauer, Navigator

RADIO OFFICERS
Herbert Dowe, Radio Officer
Egon Schweikart, Radio Officer

ENGINEERING OFFICERS
Rudolf Sauter, Chief Engineer
Eugen Schäubel, Engineering Officer

ELEVATORMEN
Eduard Boetius

HELMSMEN
Helmut Lau
Kurt Schönherr

ELECTRICIANS
Philip Lenz, Chief Electrician
Joseph Leibrecht

ENGINE MECHANICS
Eugen Bentele
August Deutschle
Jonny Doerflein
Adolf Fischer
Richard Kollmer
Theodor Ritter
Raphael Schädler
Wilhelm Steeb
German Zettel

RIGGERS
Hans Freund

STEWARDS
Heinrich Kubis, Chief Steward
Wilhelm Balla
Fritz Deeg
Max Henneberg
Severin Klein
Eugen Nunnenmacher

SHIP’S DOCTOR
Dr. Kurt Rüdiger

COOKS
Xaver Maier, Chief Cook
Albert Stöffler
Alfred Grözinger
Werner Franz (mess boy)

Complete list of Hindenburg crew on last flight

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