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Thread #147123 Message #3408541
Posted By: Amos
21-Sep-12 - 11:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: Goodbye, Goodyear Blimp-Hello, Zeppelin
Subject: RE: BS: Goodbye, Goodyear Blimp-Hello, Zeppelin
My late father in law was the last active lighter-than-air ship captain in the USN, I am told. He flew blimps out of the Toms River area where the Hindenburg went down. A heroic guy, may he RIP. His widow, for many years, continued active service administering the Lighter than Air Association, a brave collection of those who served in blimps back in their heyday, which came to a close shortly after WW II.