On This Day in History

On this day in history, May 6th 1937 The Hindenburg burned and crashed.

It happened in Lakehurst, NJ. The indecent killed 36 of the 97 people on board. Plus one Navy crewman on the ground.

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  1. Indeed, Bull Tobin and the rest of the US Navy ground crew dsveree a lot of credit for having helped to rescue those trapped in the wreck.By that same token, I think note should be made of the group of rescuers who actually climbed up into the wreckage of the passenger decks and led several elderly survivors out of the ship in the few minutes before the fire consumed the dining room. I don’t know the names of everyone who entered the wreckage to help those passengers, but among them were four Hindenburg crewmen (steward Fritz Deeg, navigators Christian Nielsen and Eduard Boetius, Captain Walter Ziegler), and an Esso fuel truck driver named Emil Hoff. It was primarily due to their bravery that five of the Hindenburg’s older passengers were able to escape the wreck (though one of them, a Mr. Otto Ernst from Hamburg, Germany, passed away in hospital nine days later.)

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