Hindenburg Anniversary Approaches
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, marks the 77th anniversary of a disaster that ended an era in air travel - and it all happened right here in New Jersey.
On May 6, 1937, at around 7:25pm, the German airship Hindenburg burst into flames and crashed at what was then called Lakehurst Naval Air Station (now part of…
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.
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.
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.
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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