February 12, 1935 – February 12, 2015: 80th Anniversary of the Loss of the USS Macon

uss-macon 2 sqEighty years ago, on February 12, 1935 the Navy’s dirigible ZR-5, USS Macon was lost as it crashed into the Pacific Ocean, off Monterey Bay.

Read more about the tragic event on Brian Swopes’ This Day in Aviation post.

There is also an article about the remains of the airship on the ocean floor in our This Day in Buoyant Flight History page for February 12, 1935

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