Hindenburg Disaster Passenger List

Only 36 passengers flew on Hindenburg’s first North American flight of 1937, far less than the ship’s 72-passenger capacity. (Although the return flight to Germany was sold out, largely to passengers who wanted to make a dramatic arrival in Europe before attending the coronation of King George VI on May 12th.)

The following information is taken from the Passenger Manifests submitted to the Philadelphia field office of United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. (For historical reasons, no corrections have been made; the information is presented exactly as it appears on the INS manifests, even if incomplete or known to be inaccurate.)

[A list of the officers and crew on the last flight can be found here.]

* Indicates that the passenger died as a result of the crash.

Leonhard Adelt
Age: 55
Nationality: German
Occupation: Writer
Residence: Berlin, Germany
Birthplace: Germany
Languages spoken: German, English

Gertrud Adelt
Age: 36
Nationality: German
Occupation: Wife
Residence: Berlin, Germany
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Languages spoken: German, English

Ernst Rudolf Anders *
Age:
Nationality: German
Occupation: Merchant
Body returned S.S. Hamburg, 5/13/37

Peter Ferdinand Lammot Belin
Age: 24
Nationality: United States
Address: Washington D.C.

Birger Brinck *
Age:
Nationality: Swedish
Occupation: Writer
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:
Body returned S.S. Drottningholm, 5/15/37

Karl Otto Clemens
Age: 27
Nationality: German
Occupation: Photographer
Residence: Bonn, Germany
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Languages spoken:
Sailed S.S. Europa, 5/16/37, Tourist Class

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Hermann Doehner *
Age:
Nationality: Mexican
Occupation: Merchant
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:

Matilda Doehner
Age: 41
Nationality: Mexican
Occupation: Housewife
Residence: Mexico City
Birthplace: Argentina
Languages spoken: English, German, Spanish

Irene Doehner *
Age: 14
Nationality: Mexican
Occupation: Daughter
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:

Walter Doehner
Age: 10
Nationality: Mexican
Occupation: Son
Residence: Mexico City
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Languages spoken: German, Spanish

Werner Doehner
Age: 8
Nationality: Mexican
Occupation: Son
Residence: Mexico City
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Languages spoken: German, Spanish

Burtis Dolan*
Age: 47
Nationality: United States
Address: 734 Kenesaw Terrace, Chicago

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Edouard Douglas*
Age: 39
Nationality: United States
Address:

Fritz Erdmann *
Age:
Nationality: German
Occupation: Colonel (German Air Ministry)
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:
Body returned S.S. Hamburg, 5/13/37

Otto Ernst *
Age: 77
Nationality: German
Occupation:
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:
Body returned S.S. Bremen, 5/22/37

Else Ernst
Age: 63
Nationality: German
Occupation: Housewife
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:

Moritz Feibusch *
Age: 57
Nationality: United States
Address:2601 Lincoln Way, San Francisco

George Grant
Age: 64
Nationality: British
Occupation: Agent
Residence: London, England
Birthplace: London, England
Languages spoken: English

Klaus Hinkelbein
Age:
Nationality: German
Occupation: First Lieutenant (Berlin, Air Ministry)
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:
Sailed S.S. Europa 5/16/37

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George Hirschfeld
Age: 35
Nationality: German
Occupation: Merchant
Residence: Bremen, Germany
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Languages spoken: German

Marie Kleemann
Age: 62
Nationality: German
Occupation:
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:

Erich Knoecher *
Age:
Nationality: German
Occupation: Manufacturer
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:
Body returned S.S. Hamburg, 5/13/37

William Leuchtenberg
Age: 64
Nationality: United States
Address: 2 West 86th Street, MNew York City

Philip Mangone
Age: 52
Nationality: United States
Address: 145 East 58th Street, New York City

Margaret G. Mather
Age: 59
Nationality: United States
Address: c/o Mrs. Louise Turner, Princeton NJ

Nelson Morris
Age: 46
Nationality: United States
Address: 38 Dearborn Street, Chicago

Herbert James O’Laughlin
Age: 28
Nationality: United States
Address: 91 Bonnie Brae, River Forest, Illinois

Clifford Osburn
Age: 40
Nationality: United States
Address: 400 West Madison, Chicago

John Pannes *
Age: 60
Nationality: United States
Address: 11 Woodland Drive, Plandome, L.I.

Emma Pannes *
Age: 56
Nationality: United States
Address: 11 Woodland Drive, Plandome, L.I.

Otto Reichhold *
Age:
Nationality: German
Occupation: Merchant
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:
Body returned S.S. Hamburg, 5/13/37

Joseph Spah
Age: 32
Nationality: German
Occupation: Acrobat
Residence: Douglaston, NY USA
Birthplace: Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorrain
Languages spoken: German

Emil Stoeckle
Age:
Nationality: German
Occupation: Employe
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:
Sailed S.S. Europa 5/16/37

Hans Vinholt
Age: 64
Nationality: Danish
Occupation:
Residence:
Birthplace:
Languages spoken:
Sailed S.S. Europa 5/16/37

Rolf von Heidenstamm
Age: 52
Nationality: Swedish
Occupation: Businessman/Chamberlain
Residence: Stockholm, Sweden
Birthplace: Paris, France
Languages spoken: Swedish

Hans Hugo Witt
Age: 36
Nationality: German
Occupation: Major (German Air Ministry)
Residence: Barth, Pomerania, Germany
Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
Languages spoken: German

Department of Commerce Inquiry

The following list of passengers appeared as part of the Accident Investigation report published by the the United States Department of Commerce in the Air Commerce Bulletin of August 15, 1937 (vol. 9, no. 2):

* Indicates those who died in accident.

Adelt, Gertrude Berlin, Germany
Adelt, Leonhard
* Angers, Ernst Rudolf, Dresden, Germany
Belin, Peter,Washington, D. C.
* Brink, Birger
Clemens, Carl Otto, Bonn, Germany
* Doehner, Hermann, Mexico City, Mexico
* Doehner, Irene
Doehner Matilda
Doehner, Walter
Doehner, Werner
* Dolan, Curtis, France
* Douglas, Edward, New York
* Erimann, Fritz
Ernst, Elsa, Hamburg, Germany
* Ernst, Otto C.
* Feibusch, Moritz, Lincoln, Nebraska
Grant, George, London, England
Heidenstamm, Rudolf von
Herschfeld, George, Bremen, Germany
Hinkelbein, Claus
Kleeman, Marie
* Knoecher, Erich, Zeulenroda, Germany
Leuchtenberg, Wm., New York
Mangone, Philip
Mather, Margaret
Morris, Nelson
O’Laughlin, Herbert
Osbun, Clifford, Chicago, U.S.A.
* Pannes, Emma, New York
* Pannes, John
* Reichold, Otto, Vienna, Austria
Spaeh, Joseph
Stoeckle, Emil
Vinholt, Hans, Copenhagen, Denmark
Witt, Hans

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L Brown
L Brown

Looking for an AL P. & wife that may have been on this flight

Allison Manning
Allison Manning

Did any of you know this is related to Project Paper Clip, and Georgia Tann? Im a geneologist and have been working on this a long time. My gma delivered babies for Georgia Tann, but now I am finding out they were project paperclip children, being adopted back into their… Read more »

J Armstrong
J Armstrong

How was it related to Op Paperclip? Did that not start at the end of WWII?

Kate Goodman
Kate Goodman

I have a postcard of the SS Europa which is signed by Fritz Deeg, Hinkelbein and I think L S Hindenburg. These three gentlemen went into my grandfather’s shop in Torquay, Devon, England when the SS Europa was visiting Torbay. I don’t know the date, only that my mother was… Read more »

Alexandre Giudicelli
Alexandre Giudicelli

Hi,

Any relative to Hans Hugo Witt?

That would be great to connect, i would have a few questions, very important. Thank you.

Carolyn Leola
Carolyn Leola

They said Joseph Spah was going back and forth to feed his dog. Was the body of a dog ever found in the wreckage?

Dave
Dave

I believe that the dog actually survived

Carolyn
Carolyn

In the 1977 movie, Ulla survives but in reality she did not.

Christopher Poulios
Christopher Poulios

Both the dog and the Doehner daughter survive in the movie, but in reality, they did not.

David Helms

According to all reports, there were 2 dogs on board. One survived, one did not.

Katie
Katie

The dog survived.

Nathan Piekarski
Nathan Piekarski

My Great Great Great Grandma Mather, Margaret was On the Hindenburg which really was shocking to me! so I was glad when she Survived.

Christopher Poulios
Christopher Poulios

Her story is very interesting. As the ship crashed to the ground, she had no idea which way to go, so she literally sat in a chair with all the panic and destruction going on around her. Finally, she heard a man calling to her from a few feet away.… Read more »

Dan Rush
Dan Rush

My wife’s great Uncle, NG2 Dennis Wilt USN, was a navy ground crewman at Lakehurst when the Hindenburg crashed. He helped to pull Earnst Linderman away from the wreckage. He died in 1968. I finally got my long time dream this month of going to the crash site and hanger… Read more »

Karen Frederick
Karen Frederick

Srry my grandmother name was Katie Elizabeth louise Turner if can help me my email is [email protected] thank you and God bless

Karen Frederick
Karen Frederick

I am trying to find out any information about Louise Turner Princeton NJ that new Margaret G. Mather the reason I am trying to find out about Mrs Turner My grandmother Katie louise Elizabeth Turner on my mom’s side before she was married to my granddad i was told that… Read more »

Jim O.
Jim O.

I have come across Headline News paper’New York Times’dated Friday,May7th 1937. Titled “Hindenburg burns in Lakehurst crash, 19known dead, 14missing, 64escaped” interesting articles with one talking of Mr. Osbun saved for 2nd time in aircrash. Anyone wants photos please let me know. Has list of passangers, ground crews, etc.

David Helms

I would love to have any photos you can share and many thanks. I have been studying airship history for 30 yrs. my mailing address:
2609 Supreme Drive Monroe NC 28110
c/o David Helms