Worst Airship Accident - Not Hindenburg - But Akron
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Worst Airship Accident - Not Hindenburg - But Akron

The worst airship accident ever occurred four years before the Hindenbug, but is little known. It happened on April 4, 1933, when the Akron derigible, belonging to the US Navy, crashed off of Barnegat Light. 73 men were killed, and two more were killed when a rescue blimp crashed the next day. There is a small plaque honoring the tragedy in this park. There will be an 80th anniversary memorial tribute tomorrow at the plaque location.

Publication date Jun 24, 2018
Property ID: 763
Updated on: Sep 12, 2019

The worst airship accident ever occurred four years before the Hindenbug, but is little known. It happened on April 4, 1933, when the Akron derigible, belonging to the US Navy, crashed off of Barnegat Light. 73 men were killed, and two more were killed when a rescue blimp crashed the next day. There is a small plaque honoring the tragedy in this park. There will be an 80th anniversary memorial tribute tomorrow at the plaque location.

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Location:
Plaque at Grand Army of Republic Memorial , Wellington Ave & Oakdale St , - Leisure Village West - Pine Lake Park, Manchester Township, New Jersey, 08757, United States
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Aeronautical, Aviation Armed Services, Military Disasters, Tragedies, Accidents Fraternal Organizations History Memorials, Monuments Parks Plaques, Markers (real ones) Solemn Cyber Plaques Transportation
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Real
Created Date:
06-24-2018
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plaquemaster
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