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The Hindenburg

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  • 1. The steel skeleton of the new German airship, under construction in Friedrichshafen. The airship would later be named after the late Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, former President of Germany.
  • 2. Finishing touches are applied to the A/S Hindenburg in the huge German construction hangar at Friedrichshafen, Germany.
  • 3. The Hindenburg flies over Boston, Massachusetts on May 6, 1937.
  • 4. A modern, electrically equipped kitchen aboard the Hindenburg provided for the passengers and crew.
  • 5. Passengers in the dining room of the Hindenburg.
  • 6. Interior of the lounge aboard the Hindenburg, where passenger windows could be opened.
  • 7. The Hindenburg floats over Manhattan. A few hours later, the ship burst into flames in an attempt to land at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
  • 8. The German dirigible Hindenburg, just before it crashed before landing at the U.S. Naval Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937.
  • 9. At approximately 7:25 p.m. local time, the German zeppelin Hindenburg burst into flames as it nosed toward the mooring post.
  • 10. The Hindenburg quickly went up in flames. This image captures a moment between the second and third explosions before the airship hit the ground.
  • 11. As the lifting Hydrogen gas burned and escaped from the rear of the Hindenburg, the tail dropped to the ground, sending a burst of flame punching through the nose. Ground crew below scatter to flee the inferno.
  • 12. A survivor flees the collapsing structure of the airship Hindenburg.
  • 13. The wreckage of the Hindenburg in Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937.
  • 14. Members of the U.S. Navy Board of Inquiry inspect the wreckage of the German zeppelin Hindenburg on the field in New Jersey, on May 8, 1937.
  • 15. Two men inspect the twisted metal framework in May of 1937.
  • 16. An aerial view of the wreckage near the hangar in Lakehurst.