Forgotten U.S. airship crash recalled 80 years later

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Forgotten Airship Disaster
In this Thursday, March 21, 2013 photograph, a plaque and a piece of the USS Akron airship are seen at a small veteran's memorial park in a neighborhood in Manchester Township. The USS Akron airship went down in a violent storm off the New Jersey coast. The disaster claimed 73 lives, more than twice as many as the crash of the Hindenburg, four years later. The USS Akron, a 785-foot dirigible, was in its third year of flight when a violent storm sent it crashing tail-first into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after midnight on April 4, 1933. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)