i upped my meds-up yours: Considering that the whole reason the US Navy wanted zeppelins was for scouting an enemy fleet, you would think they'd have been declared obsolete as soon as a few other navies got aircraft carriers, whose planes could easily find the gasbag and shoot it full of holes.
Xanadone: puckrock2000: Lt. Cmdr. Herbert Wiley, Moody Erwin and Richard Deal were pulled from the frigid waters by a German tanker that had been nearby.A year later, Wiley was the commanding officer on the USS Macon when it was lost in a storm off of Port Sur, Calif., also killing two crew members. Wiley survived, but that was it for him and airships.I think the only person unluckier than Wiley was Tsutomu Yamaguchi.Wasn't there some woman who survived the Olympic, the Britannic, and the Titanic disasters? A nurse or such?
vossiewulf: MadSkillz: So, they fly until they run out of gas and crash?Grumman F9C Sparrowhawk.
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