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Herbert Hover: 1929

Herbert Hover: 1929

Washington, D.C. Navy airship "Los Angeles" at the Hoover inauguration, March 1929. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

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The USS Los Angeles was built in Germany by the Zeppelin Company. Its first flight was August 27, 1924. It crossed the Atlantic (the last trans-Atlantic flight until Lindbergh in 1927) and landed at Lakehurst, NJ, at 9:56 am, October 15, 1924. Its final flight was June 24-25, 1932, having logged over 4000 hours on its 331 flights.

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