Dirigible USS Akron during its first flight from Lakehurst, New Jersey to Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1931, November 2 Duration:10 min 52 sec Sound:NO SOUND
First flight of the dirigible USS Akron from Lakehurst, New Jersey to Washington DC. Airship floats in air, U.S. navy symbol and Akron written on it. The cabin at the bottom of Akron. Buildings and Potomac River shoreline seen from it. Views as it flies over the National Mall, the White House, the Washington National Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Main Navy and Munitions Buildings, and several Potomac River Bridges including the Memorial Bridge. Empty land seen at Gravelly Point where National Airport was later built. Passengers in the dirigible looking out the windows at the sights below. Control room, navigation captain and crew members talk, including good views of the ship's captain, Lieutenant Commander Charles E. Rosendahl, U.S. Navy. A cook checks on roasts cooking in an oven. Airship flies directly over Washington Monument. Views of Union Station from the airship, and then views from directly over the U.S. Capitol. Many views of the airship in flight taken from an adjacent airship or plane. Views of another U.S. city on the east coast, and then views of the airship flying over Manhattan Island. New York skyscrapers and skyline seen from the airship.
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