Ohio Memory has published a new post, “USS Akron and the Rise, Fall and Rise of Airships”
On this day in 1931, the U.S. Navy airship the USS Akron took its first flight. The Akron is remembered as the first rigid, lighter-than-air ship made in Ohio, and it would become even more famous less than two years later when it was destroyed in the worst airship disaster in the world’s history.
By the 1910s, Akron, Ohio, had become the center of zeppelin construction […]
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USS Akron and the Rise, Fall and Rise of Airships
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