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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    German airship LZ 129, more commonly know as the Hindenburg, explodes in flames above Lakehurst, N.J., May 6, 1937, as it attempted to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Station.
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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    The blazing inferno that was the German airship Hindenburg is reduced to ruins as a survivor, lower right hand corner, runs to safety, May 6, 1937, after it exploded on mooring at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Rescuers, left and center, rush forward to pull other passenger and crew away from the fiery wreckage.
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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    Capt. Max Pruss, who piloted the ill-fated giant zeppelin Hindenburg, is shown in this 1937 photo.
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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    The German airship Hindenburg is photographed from a plane as seen flying over Manhattan in the 1930s.
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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    The steering wheel is seen inside the cockpit of the Hindenburg, circa 1936.
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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    A Hindenburg crewmember takes notes inside the airship, circa 1936.
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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    Navy men and others work to moor the Hindenburg at the Lakehurst Naval Station, in Lakehurst, N.J., circa 1936.
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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    Workmen form a cordon around the dirigible LZ-129 Hindenburg as it is dragged out of its hangar here for the first time March 4, 1936, for the first test flight over Lake Constance. After a three-hour flight, Hugo Eckener, who directed the construction of the dirigible, declared her airworthy.
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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    The Hindenburg goes up in flames in the back and top of the airship, May 6, 1937, at the Lakehurst Naval Station in Lakehurst, N.J.
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    A view of the Hindenburg as it is being constructed in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in 1934.
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    The May 7, 1937, front page of the Los Angeles Times announces the previous day's explosion of the German airship Hindenburg. A photograph shows the rear of the dirigible in flames.
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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    A full-length image of the Hindenburg is shown as it sits moored at the Lakehurst Naval Station in Lakehurst, N.J.
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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    The German airship LZ 129, more commonly know as the Hindenburg, explodes in flames in this digitally colorized image above Lakehurst, N.J., May 6, 1937, as it attempted to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Station.
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  • 75th Anniversary Of Hindenburg Disaster

    An aerial view of Olympic Stadium in Berlin is seen from the Hindenburg, May 12, 1936. The Hindenburg would explode over New Jersey a year later.
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