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Sky Ship: The Akron Era by Thom Hook

Sky Ship: The Akron Era

by Thom Hook

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Softcover book of 148 pages, with bibliography and many black and white photos of the Akron era airship. The author examines the history and crash of this great craft, and what was behind her ultimate demise.
USS Akron (ZRS-4) (9/1931 to 4/1933) at 785 ft long, the first purpose-built flying aircraft carrier, carrying F9C Sparrowhawk fighter planes. Destroyed in a thunderstorm off the coast of New Jersey on April 4, 1933, killing 73 of the 76 crewmen and passengers. Sister ship USS Macon was lost on 2/12/35 killing 2.
  MasseyLibrary | Feb 27, 2018 |
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