Tag Archives: World War I

How a WWI Blimp Pump Made My Day

Source: The Cape Cod Chronicle – capecodchronicle.com By: Dan Broderick It’s really interesting, even intriguing, how things (they are called gifts if we want them, or other unusual words, if we don’t) end up in a museum.

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100 Years Ago, Balloon Men Tamed the Skies Over Fritch’s Lake

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Mark J. Price One of the lesser-known stories of World War I is the naval invasion of Fritch’s Lake. The Suffield Township pond, named for Portage County settlers John and Mary Fritch, served … Continue reading

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Beyond the Hindenburg: Airships Throughout History

Source: The National Archives – archives.gov The dramatic, fiery fate of the German rigid airship LZ-129, the Hindenburg, in 1937 is the most famous event of the airship age.

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Local history: 100 Years Ago, Goodrich Built Blimps Too

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Mark J. Price – Beacon Journal staff writer Akron added an important word to its lexicon 100 years ago. Dr. William C. Geer, vice president of the B.F. Goodrich Co., called a staff … Continue reading

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Fighting Zeppelins with Airplanes, 1915

Source: Scientific American – scientificamerican.com By Dan Schlenoff Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: June 26, 1915 After the First World War broke out, airships quickly became a scourge. German Zeppelins bombed Liège and Antwerp in … Continue reading

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