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

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August 24, 1921

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, August 24, 1921

* ZR-2 airship crash (1st report)
* R38 class

The front page has a nice banner headline: "GIANT AIRSHIP PURCHASED BY THE UNITED STATES FROM GREAT BRITAIN EXPLODES OVER THE CITY OF HULL TODAY" with subheads and related photo. Early, 1st report coverage on the ZR-2 airship crash.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning with a little margin wear, otherwise good. 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.

Category: The 20th Century