Category Archives: History

MOVIE TIME! – Friday October 23, 2015

Featuring the USS Akron, the Akron Airdock and Navy Day On Friday, October 23 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM (the day before our Annual Banquet), Vic Fleischer, director of the University of Akron Archival Services, cordially invites you to view … Continue reading

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90th anniversary of the loss of USS Shenandoah commemorated in Ava

By Eric Brothers The loss of the U.S. Navy rigid airship USS Shenandoah and 14 of her crew over southern Ohio on Sept, 3, 1925 was remembered in a ceremony on Sept. 6, 2015, near where the dirigible broke up … Continue reading

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Exploring the USS Macon, a Dirigible Aircraft Carrier

Source: Nautilus Live – nautiluslive.org The team of E/V Nautilus explores the USS Macon, a US Navy dirigible aircraft carrier that sank off the central California coast in 1935. The team finds parts of the ship as well as the … Continue reading

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Save the Date: August 1: A special program commemorating the loss of the USS Shenandoah

On August 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM, The Lighter-Than-Air Society will present a free program titled “The Heroes of the Shenandoah” in the Auditorium of the Akron-Summit County Main Library, 60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio. Free parking is available … Continue reading

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Sunderland’s WWI Acoustic Mirror Restored

Source: BBC News – BBC.com 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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