Maiden flight of United States airship Akron. C.E. Rosendahl along with the crew of Akron lined up with people in the background. USS Akron comes out of a hangar at Goodyear Zeppelin in Akron, Ohio on 23rd September, 1931. American flag at the nose of the airship. Airship lifts off and in flight. A sign on the ground reads ' Goodyear Zeppelin ' The airship returns after its trial flight.
Making of the dirigible USS Akron at Akron in Ohio. A large hanger inside which the huge dirigible assembled. Rear Admiral Moffett and other officials drive golden rivet into Akron structure. U.S. flag hangs in center of a large round frame work which is part of USS Akron. Workers raise second ring into place. Successive circular frames attached with each other make skeleton of the airship. Adding nose and tail section to the skeleton completes the dura aluminum skeleton.
Maiden flight of United States airship Akron. USS Akron in flight and aerial view of a large crowd gathered at the launching ceremony of Akron. Wife of President Herbert Hoover, Mrs. Louise Henry Hoover arrives at the ceremony to launch the airship. She speaks on the microphone during the ceremony. She pulls a long line to release a trap door and pigeons from Akron.
Construction of United States airship Akron. Motor compartments in the airship. Crew's bunk room under construction inside Akron. One out of the eight engines being installed by men. Men work on fuel tanks, condensers and propeller shaft A covered fin is lifted in a sling. Three vertical fins being installed. Men coat the outer cover with silver. Interiors of the control room with control panel. Thousands of steel bottles filled with helium piled up. Helium being taken away with hose for storage in underground tanks. Mobile mooring mast and mooring cone. Mooring cap on nose of Akron airship.
Making of the dirigible USS Akron at Akron in Ohio. A large hanger inside which the huge dirigible assembled. A 550 Horse Power engine of the airship brought on engine stand. Propellers of the engine dirigible. Propellers move tilt during landing. Propeller rotates and tilts in straight and downwards.
Making of the dirigible USS Akron at Akron in Ohio. A large hanger inside which the huge dirigible assembled. Workers place the cover of airship starting from its nose. Interior of the dirigible with a maze of duralumin girders and wires.