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Memories of the Hindenburg Crash, 70 Years Later

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Memories of the Hindenburg Crash, 70 Years Later

Remembrances

Memories of the Hindenburg Crash, 70 Years Later

Memories of the Hindenburg Crash, 70 Years Later

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The crash of the Hindenburg, the world's largest aircraft, killed 36 people on May 6, 1937. Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst hide caption

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Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst

The crash of the Hindenburg, the world's largest aircraft, killed 36 people on May 6, 1937.

Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst

Sunday marks the 70th anniversary of the crash of the zeppelin Hindenburg at Lakehurst, N.J. A witness of the crash, Zeno Wicks Jr., talks to Liane Hansen about the day. Wicks, who was 16 years old that day, was at the airfield with his father when the world's largest aircraft exploded.

We also hear a famous radio report by WLS reporter Herb Morrison describing the arrival of the airship when it suddenly burst into flames.