National Postal Museum: Hindenburg Crash Mail

5/6/2013 By:

The Hindenburg crashed on its eleventh trip to the United States on May 6, 1937, in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The National Postal Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, displays pieces of mail that were recovered from the crash. Read about the disaster, the number of fatalities, and the hypotheses of why this giant airship crashed. You can also find out what mail the postal service was able to salvage from the crash site. The famous video and audio produced by the WLS radio reporter who observed the disaster is also available on this site. Take a step back in history by watching this riveting video.
 
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