The US Navy’s Zeppelin

I caught this little item on a radio newscast. Seems they’ve discovered the undersea wreckage of a huge airship of the Navy, the USS Macon that crashed in 1935. I never knew the US military had dirigibles similar to the Hindenburg that infamously went down in flames. This one had bi-planes it could deploy and retrieve.

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Info and pics
http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/macon.html

Video Newstory on the exploration
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=local&id=4605858

Vintage footage of the airship
http://www.archive.org/details/1933-04-24_New_Dirigible_on_Trial_Flights

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