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

Eighty 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 … Continue reading

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