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Horrific flight of the Hindenburg begins...



Item # 645871

May 3, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 3, 1937

* LZ 129 Hindenburg rigid airship
* Pride of the Nazi Germany
* Infamous trip to America begins
 

Page 21 has one column headings that include: "HINDENBURG IS OFF FOR U.S. TOMORROW" "Airship, Under New Master, Capt. Max Preuss, Is Due at Lakehurst on Friday" "Zeppelin Will Remain to Bring Photos and Newsreel of the Coronation Here" and more. (see) Coverage on the day when the famous airship LZ 129 Hindenburg took off for America which ended up in disaster. I guessing the New York Times is one of the very few if not only American newspaper to cover this report.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The first of 10 scheduled round trips between Europe and the United States to be made by the Hindenburg in the 1937 season departed Frankfurt for Lakehurst on the evening of May 3 and except for strong headwinds which slowed the passage the crossing was uneventful. The airship was only half full with 36 passengers (capacity 70) and 61 crew members (including 21 training crew members), but the return flight was fully booked by people planning to attend the festivities for the coronation of King George VI in London the following week.

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