The Zeppelin LZ-129, Hindenburg, airship in flight over Lakehurst New Jersey upon arriving on its first flight to the United States. View of huge tail fins with Nazi swastika emblem. Airship being moored at Lakehurst Naval Air Station . Ground crew maneuvers the airship. Side of airship shows letters 'Hindenburg'. Hindenburg moored to tower at Lakehurst base.
Airship LZ 129 Hindenburg descending over Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey, after traveling from Germany, on its first flight to the United States, May 9, 1936.
German zeppelin Hindenburg lands at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey on the morning of 9 May 1936, after the airship's maiden voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean. People gather to watch the zeppelin after a successful transatlantic flight in 60 hours. The zeppelin enters a waiting hangar as a huge crowd gathers to watch. A Nazi swastika on the airship. Dr. Hugo Eckener thanks American government for their cooperation and talks about the successful flight across the North Atlantic. (This is the only portion of the clip that includes audio). People look at the zeppelin in the hangar.
Airship Hindenburg mooring at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey, upon arrival on its first flight from Germany to the United States. The Hindenburg being fastened to the mooring tower. Ground crew lined up by the mooring tower. Distant view of LZ-126 U.S. Navy dirigible, USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) moored at the field. Tail fin of airship with Nazi swastika emblem on it. Ground crew under tail maneuver the Hindenburg. Crowd and passengers gathered by entrance to cabin of the Hindenburg. Airship Hindenburg and the U.S. Navy USS Los Angeles both moored at lakehurst Naval Air Station, in New Jersey.
'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.
Airship LZ-129 Hindenburg in flight over Lakehurst Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Hindenburg Airship at mooring tower. The U.S. Navy dirigible, ZR-3 (USS Los Angeles LZ-126) is seen in background. Ground crews maneuver the Hindenburg's tail around a circular track to reposition it. A man stands on one of the Hindenburg's engine nacelles, by the propeller, as the ship is rotated. Ground crewmen pull on cluster of lines to maneuver the Hindenburg.