U.S.S. Akron Airship Stamped Envelopes

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USS Akron (ZRS-4) was a helium-filled rigid airship of the U.S. Navy, which operated between September 1931 and April 1933. She was the world's first purpose-built flying aircraft carrier, carrying F9C Sparrowhawk fighter planes, which could be launched and recovered while she was in flight. With an overall length of 785 ft (239 m), Akron and her sister ship Macon were among the largest flying objects ever built. Although LZ 129 Hindenburg and LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin II were some 18 ft (5.5 m) longer and slightly more voluminous, the two German airships were filled with hydrogen and so the US Navy craft still holds the world record for helium-filled airships. Akron was destroyed in a thunderstorm off the coast of New Jersey on the morning of 4 April 1933, killing 73 of the 76 crewmen and passengers. The accident involved the greatest loss of life in any airship crash.

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U.S.S. Akron Airship Stamped Envelopes
U.S.S. Akron Airship Stamped Envelopes
Lot number: 13
Seller: Capitol Auction & Estate Services LLC
Event: Antiques, Jewelry, Silver, Firearms, Ammo & More
Ends: Thursday, December 10 | 6:30 PM  Pacific

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