US Army Blimp Lands at Lincoln Memorial

Title

US Army Blimp Lands at Lincoln Memorial

Description

In 1930, the US Army landed an open gondola blimp at the Lincoln Memorial, on a special trip to honor Lincoln's Birthday. Upon landing, the blimp's pilots placed a wreath at the Memorial. US Army blimps occasionally flew over Washington during practices flights from Langley Field in Virginia, but blimps rarely landed on the Mall.

Source

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. View Original.

Date

02/12/1930

Coverage

Event Type

Event Sort Date

19300212

Description

In 1930, the US Army landed an open gondola blimp at the Lincoln Memorial, on a special trip to honor Lincoln's Birthday. Upon landing, the blimp's pilots placed a wreath at the Memorial. US Army blimps occasionally flew over Washington during practices flights from Langley Field in Virginia, but blimps rarely landed on the Mall.

Date

02/12/1930

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. View Original.