On May 6, 1937, the German Hindenburg burst into flames while attempting to navigate the runway at Lakehurst, New Jersey. In a matter of seconds, the once-mighty German zeppelin that completed sixty-three flights, including round trip to the United States (1936) met its fiery end. Even though the airship became fiery wreckage, the lives of nearly 2/3 of the crew members were saved.
According to final assessment conducted by the authorities, thirty-five people died on-board the 803’10” long airship. Also, it was not clarified what really caused the disaster- some theories centered on generated electricity from storm that ignited the airship’s hydrogen to sabotage. Whatever the reason, the explosion took the lives of many and increased the interest of stamp enthusiasts. The reason... Read More