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… 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… Read more »


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