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Hindenberg Erupts on Approach (Navy Lakehurst Historical Society)
Hindenberg Erupts on Approach (Navy Lakehurst Historical Society)
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Two-Day Retrospective Marks Hindenburg 76th Anniversary

Seventy-six years ago this Monday, May 6, the skies over Lakehurst became a fiery furnace, fueled by hydrogen from the airship Hindenburg. The Navy Lakehurst Historical Society marks it with displays, discussions and observances Sunday and Monday.

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Photo by Justin Louis
Photo by Justin Louis
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An Ocean County Milestone Remembered – Hindenburg’s 75th [Pictures]

As you've heard on 92.7 WOBM and read here at WOBM.com over the past few weeks, Ocean County has been getting ready to mark a major milestone in history. Not only Ocean County history, but world history.

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Hindenburg On Approach to Lakehurst, May 6, 1937 (Navy Lakehurst Historical Society)
Hindenburg On Approach to Lakehurst, May 6, 1937 (Navy Lakehurst Historical Society)
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Hindenburg Remembered: Learning From The Past

Observances marking the date that the airship Hindenburg exploded over Lakehurst Naval Air Station take place every year. But our cultural need to turn certain years into benchmarks gives this weekend's ceremonies extra poignance.

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Hindenburg Remembered: Inside The Disaster

Time has a way of softening memory. But the detonation, disintegration and death in Lakehurst 75 years ago when the airship Hindenburg burned remains sharply etched in the minds of the few still alive who witnessed it.

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Hindenburg Remembered: Why It Still Matters

When people from all walks of life, from far corners of the earth, gather in Ocean County this weekend to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg's fiery destruction in Lakehurst, it's another chapter in a perpetual tug-of-war between myth and reality.

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The Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst
The Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst (Sam Shere/Getty Images)
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Hindenburg Remembered: Death Of A Dream

As we mark three-quarters of a century since the German airship Hindenburg crashed and burned at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, the curators of the base's rich aviation history offer perspective of its meaning before and after the disaster.

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Hindenburg as it burned in Lakehurst. (YouTube)
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Public Observance Marks 75th Anniversary of Hindenburg Disaster

What began as a routine run between Germany and New Jersey 75 years ago this Sunday ended as the most dramatic air disaster of its time in Lakehurst. The mighty airship Hindenburg disintegrated in a ball of flames, taking 35 lives with her.

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Photo by Justin Louis, courtesy of Navy Lakehurst Historical Society
Photo by Justin Louis, courtesy of Navy Lakehurst Historical Society
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A Major Ocean County Historical Event to be Observed in May [Photos]

As most of us know, Ocean County was the scene of one of the most spectacular disasters in aviation history when the Hindenburg burst into flames as it hovered above the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in 1937.

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