My dad told me that as a 15-year-old living in New Jersey near Freehold, the Hindenburgh flew over his house. He told me he and his mother and stepfather went outside to watch, his Norwegian born mother cursing at it when she saw the Swastika. Germany wouldnt invade Norway until 1940 but my grandmother already had a great dislike for Germany.
I didnt know the Hindenburg had a swastica on it .
My first grade teacher, Mrs. Smith, saw it from a hotel window in DC. Apparently a fly by.
[his Norwegian born mother cursing at it when she saw the Swastika]
I doubt I still have the DVD - but I had one that showed the Hindenburg cruising over the Jefferson Memorial (IIRC) or close to it - with the swastikas on the tail. They were removed by the Lakehurst disaster (I believe?). Correct me that’s not right.
Pretty freaky to see a swastika-tailed Hindenburg flying over the D.C.