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One-half left front view of the remains of the German airship Zeppelin LZ 129 "Hindenburg" burning shortly after its approach to NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 6, 1937. U.S. Navy sailors, who had been standing by to moor the airship, can be seen fleeing in right midground. Here, the rear half of the airship has crashed to the ground; the forward half of the airship rises at an acute angle from the ground, with a spurt of flame rising from the center of the nose.

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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