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ZR-2 - R38 class airship disaster....

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August 25, 1921

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 25, 1921

* ZR-2 airship disaster
* R38 class

The top of the front page has a four column headline: "43 PERISH WHEN ZR-2, AIR MONSTER, CRUMPLES AFTER BLAST IN ENGLAND; 16 AMERICANS ARE AMONG THE DEAD" with subheads and 3 related photos. (see)
Complete with 16 pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: On 23 August 1921, ZR-2 was destroyed by a structural failure while in flight over the city of Hull and crashed into the Humber estuary, killing 44 out of the 49 crew aboard. This disaster resulted in more deaths than the more famous Hindenburg Disaster that killed 35.

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