Category Archives: History

Sunderland’s WWI Acoustic Mirror Restored

Source: BBC News – A “forgotten” piece of history which Fulwell Acoustic Mirror was built in 1917 to help detect German airships following a series of Zeppelin raids on the North East coast. protected Sunderland from Zeppelin attacks in … Continue reading

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Google Takes Over Aging Moffett Field and Its Airship Hangars

Source: San Jose Mercury News – By Matt O’Brien Built for an age when 800-foot-long flying aircraft carriers were the cutting edge of aviation, the colossal hangars of the Moffett Federal Airfield are about to become roosts for Silicon … Continue reading

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Author Aaron Keirns Talks about the Shenandoah Crash

The Lighter-Than-Air Society displays memorabilia from its collection. On March 15 Aaron Keirns gave a talk about the crash of the USS Shenandoah, the US Navy’s first rigid airship. The dirigible crashed in Noble County, Ohio on September 3, 1925. … Continue reading

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March 15: Talk about America’s Forgotten Airship Disaster

Sunday MARCH 15, 2015, 2:30 pm Author Aaron Keirns will give a talk about his book, “America’s Forgotten Airship Disaster, the Crash of the USS Shenandoah” at the Garst Museum, 205 North Broadway Street, Greenville, OH 45331.

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The Western Reserve Historical Society Unveils its Latest Acquisition – a Goodyear Blimp Gondola

The Crawford Auto Aviation Collection of the Western Reserve Historical Society unveiled its latest acquisition today, February 25th. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company donated the gondola from the Spirit of Goodyear blimp which was retired from service last year.

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