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Hindenburg, Lakehurst, New Jersey, 1937Download nowEnlargeShow similar images

Title: Hindenburg, Lakehurst, New Jersey, 1937

Description: A gigantic explosion of hydrogen gas belches from the tail section of the huge dirigible Hindenburg at 7:23 p.m., while the passenger craft was attempting to moor at its dock following its sixty-third flight from Germany; Captain Max Pruss wisely decided to allow the flaming tail of his ship sink to the ground, which undoubtedly saved the lives of sixty-two persons on board, including his own; thirty-five others died in this spectacular air disaster; unsubstantiated claims held that the cause of the explosion was from sabotage, a bomb hidden in the ship and ignited by a disaffected crew member or an opponent of Hitler's Nazi Germany, which had widely promoted the flights of the dirigible;

Location: Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 6, 1937

Category: Disasters

Topic: Air

Keywords: air crashes, aviation, bombs, dirigibles, disasters, explosions, fires, hydrogen, sabotage

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2460 x 1942 (4.78 MPixels) (1.27)

Print Size: 20.8 x 16.4 cm; 8.2 x 6.5 inches

File Size: 13.68 MB (14,347,722 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000060008

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection


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