Raynors HCA 2019-01
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A group of 3 B/W 10” x 8” glossy photographs of the salvaging of the Navy’s K-56 Blimp which was damaged April 21, 1944. Each photo is back stamped, “Official Photograph, Not to be used for Publication’ N.A.S. Houma Louisiana. Fine. there are 3 additional snap shots, not ID’d but likely related. Airships were produced by the Goodyear factory in Akron. From 1942 until 1945, 154 airships were built for the U.S. Navy, 133 were K-class blimps The southeast door of blimp hangar at NAS Houma, Louisiana, was chained open due to a fault. A gust of wind carried three K-class blimps, all of ZP-22, out into the night. K-56 traveled 4.5 miles[clarification needed] before crashing into trees. K-57, caught fire 4 miles[clarification needed] from the air station. K-62, fetched up against high-tension powerlines a quarter mile away and burned. K-56 was salvaged, repaired at Goodyear at Akron, Ohio, repaired and returned to service
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The Navy’s Blimp Is Severley Damaged

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