Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Hindenburg

This picture was taken on January 25, 1937 in New Jersey and shows the German airship "Hindenburg". The Hindenburg was used to carry people, mail, and some freight between Germany and the United States or South America.

It was on this day, May 6, in the year 1937 that the Hindenburg burned and crashed in Manchester Township, New Jersey. Thirty five of the ninety seven people on board died in the tragedy.


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  2. This photo could not have been taken in January 1937. The Hindenburg did not fly to the USA in the winter. Its first trip of its second season to Lakehurst was in April 1937 at which time it crashed.


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