31 Mar '13, 4pm

Forgotten #Navy airship crash remembered 80 years later @USNavy

Forgotten #Navy airship crash remembered 80 years later @USNavy

In this Thursday, March 21, 2013 photograph, a monument and canons are seen at a small veteran's memorial park in a neighborhood in Manchester Township, N.J. On the center column is a small plaque to the USS Akron airship that went down in a violent storm off the New Jersey coast. The disaster claimed 73 lives, more than twice as many as the crash of the Hindenburg four years later. The USS Akron, a 785-foot dirigible, was in its third year of flight when a violent storm sent it crashing tail-first into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after midnight on April 4, 1933.

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/forgotten-navy-airship-crash-remem...

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