May 6, 2012

LZ129 Hindenburg Disaster 75 Years Ago Today

75 years ago today (May 6, 1937 7:25 PM), the German passenger airship LZ129 Hindenburg caught fire during its attempt to dock with a mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey.  One ground crew member and 35 of the 97 people onboard lost their lives.

Herbert Morrison recorded a radio eyewitness report (36 minutes) for WLS (Chicago) which was later broadcasted the day after the tragedy.

LZ129 Hindenburg