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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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America’s First Flying Aircraft Carriers

Source: Gizmodo – gizmodo.com By Andrew Tarantola Flying aircraft carriers are a great idea on paper – especially when they’re commanded by the likes of Nick Fury – but in reality, they’re more death trap than sky island. Or, at … Continue reading

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Blimp films to be preserved

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – HeldenFiles By Rich Heldenfels While the public focus has been on the newest Goodyear blimp, Wingfoot One, preparations were being made to restore airship history from more than 80 years ago.

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The USS Akron, a rigid airship that crashed in 1933, will be preserved on film

Source: The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com By Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer Films documenting the history of the USS Akron, a helium-filled U.S. Navy rigid airship that crashed in 1933, killing 76, will be preserved by the University of Akron.

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Jersey Roots: An Airship Disaster Worse Than the Hindenburg

Source: Asbury Park Press – app.com  By: Erik Larsen The Navy airship Akron did not meet its end in some great inferno, neither was its fate photographed by newsreel cameras, nor were the details of its demise described live over the … Continue reading

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