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Item # 557344

March 5, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, March 5, 1936

* Hindenburg - LZ-129 zeppelin 1st flight
* Lakehurst NJ disaster fame


This 46 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 23 that include: "TRIAL FLIGHT MADE BY NEW ZEPPELIN"; "LZ-129 Behaved Perfectly on Three-Hour Trip Over Lake Constance, Officials Say" and more. (see)

Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: LZ 129 Hindenburg (Deutsche Luftschiff Zeppelin #129; Registration: D-LZ 129) was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the Hindenburg class, the largest flying machines of any kind (by dimension) ever built. The airship flew from March 1936 until destroyed by fire 14 months later at the end of the first North American transatlantic journey of its second season of service. Thirty-six people died in the accident, which occurred while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester Township, New Jersey. The event was widely reported by film, photography and radio media.

The Hindenburg was named after the late Paul von Hindenburg (1847–1934), President of Germany (1925–1934).

Category: The 20th Century

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