German airship Hindenburg catches fire in Lakehurst, New Jersey. German airship Hindenburg in flight over Lakehurst, New Jersey after a trans Atlantic flight. It flies over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station as it prepares to land with passengers aboard it. Grounds crew lined up on the field. Airship crashes and catches fire while attempting to land at the Naval Air station. Airship burns as ground crew rush to rescue the passengers. The disaster killed 35 people. Steel frame structure of the airship as it burns.
'Retrospect' about the events that led to the present pattern of life in the United States. Host Douglas Edwards, an American television anchor speaks about the past events in America. Crowd of unemployed men gathering in bread lines after the 1929 crash and subsequent Great Depression. A man near a box of apples. The U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addresses a gathering. The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the son of the aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German carpenter who abducted the child during the trial. The congressmen at the formation of the Lindbergh Law. Newspapers describe the apprehension or death of notorious gangster criminals, such as Dutch Schultz and Baby Face Nelson. Huey Pierce Long, Jr. a American politician addresses people. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia appeals to the League of Nations, after his country is attacked by Italy under Mussolini. Adolf Hitler stands. Troops of the German army parade. Scenes from the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1937 as Spanish national forces battle against fascist rebel forces. Spanish Troops fire 75mm field artillery pieces. Bombs being dropped on the buildings. Spanish soldiers marching during the civil war. The Hindenburg disaster takes place on May 6th 1937: The German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester, New Jersey. Amelia Earhart the first woman aviator to fly solo holds flowers and is surrounded by people. She went missing in 1937. Cowboy philosopher Will Rogers, alone and with U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner and with aviator Wiley Post (who had patch over one eye). King Edward VIII of Great Britain, abdicating the throne for "the woman I love." People at the German-American Bund Nazi sympathizing gathering including the subduing of objectors on stage, in Madison Square Garden, New York. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, returning from meeting with Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1938. View of Adolf Hitler. German tanks on parade in World War II. an array of artillery guns on display. Railway guns being fired in WW2.
Newsreel of June 28, 1962 showing event 25 years earlier: Hindenburg disaster on 6th May 1937. Traffic passes on road. LZ-129 Hindenburg airship approaches Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Ground crew awaits Hindenburg's landing. Mooring mast in the background. Hindenburg catches fire and fuel tank bursts out of hull. Hindenburg engulfed in flames crashes into ground. Men run toward burning Hindenburg. Huge clouds of smoke arise from burning Hindenburg.
German zeppelin Hindenburg (D-LZ129) flies over New York City. Manhattan skyscraper buildings seen below. explodes over Lakehurst, New Jersey. Hindenburg hovers over destination, Lakehurst., New Jersey. Passengers watch from Hindenburg windows.Hindenburg crashes in flames and settles to earth. Men run towards the burning zeppelin to assist survivors. Smoke rises. Men stand around remains of the zeppelin.
Aerial views of the wreckage of German Zeppelin Hindenburg (D-LZ129) that crashed and burned while attempting to land at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States. Ambulances and other vehicles. Navy inspection board members walk around the zeppelin. Remains of the zeppelin lying on ground. Ambassador of Germany Hans Luther walks down stairs and poses. Injured passenger being put into ambulances and transported From Lakehurst to major hospitals in New York City. Unharmed crew members at officer's mess of Naval station. Youngest crew member,13 year old Werner Franz, cabin boy on the Hindenburg, poses. U.S. Navy Commander Charles E. Rosendahl, head of the Naval Station being questioned by official from investigating committee of Bureau of Air Commerce Board. Inspection committee members seated.
Burning of airship Hindenburg in Lakehurst, New Jersey. German rigid airship Hindenburg bursts into flames. People run around at Lakehurst Naval Air Station. The airship burns. Smoke rises due to fire. The skeleton of the airship burns and people around the airship. .