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11 Oct 1928

United States
  • The German passenger airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Friedrichshafen, Germany to Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States, in a flight time of 71 hours. ww2dbase [Lakehurst, New Jersey | AC]
6 May 1937

United States
  • Lieutenant Colonel W. T. H. Galliford commanded a unit of US Marines for rescue and riot control duties at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States after the crash of German airship Hindenburg. He would remain in this role until 8 May. ww2dbase [Lakehurst, New Jersey | CPC]
  • The German airship LZ129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed with heavy loss of life whilst attempting to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Lakehurst, New Jersey | AC]
26 Oct 1940

United States
  • The US Marine Corps organized a Marine Parachute Detachment at the Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States. ww2dbase [Lakehurst, New Jersey | CPC]

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