The Hindenburg

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The Hindenburg

  1. 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. 2. Finishing touches are applied to the A/S Hindenburg in the huge German construction hangar at Friedrichshafen, Germany.
  3. 3. The Hindenburg flies over Boston, Massachusetts on May 6, 1937.
  4. 4. A modern, electrically equipped kitchen aboard the Hindenburg provided for the passengers and crew.
  5. 5. Passengers in the dining room of the Hindenburg.
  6. 6. Interior of the lounge aboard the Hindenburg, where passenger windows could be opened.
  7. 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. 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. 9. At approximately 7:25 p.m. local time, the German zeppelin Hindenburg burst into flames as it nosed toward the mooring post.
  10. 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. 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. 12. A survivor flees the collapsing structure of the airship Hindenburg.
  13. 13. The wreckage of the Hindenburg in Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937.
  14. 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. 15. Two men inspect the twisted metal framework in May of 1937.
  16. 16. An aerial view of the wreckage near the hangar in Lakehurst.

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