Posts Tagged ‘Airships’

2nd December
2010
written by Richard

I just hung on. . . I saw the other fellows fall and it didn’t make me feel any too good, but there was nothing I could do about it—‘ceptin’ to hang on tighter.  I wouldn’t do it again for love or money.   Seaman Bud Cowart

An airship disaster in May 1932, shocked San Diego.   Read about the Akron Tragedy

USS Akron at San Diego, May 1932

1st September
2010
written by Richard

Aeronautical genius or scam artist? Charles Toliver excited San Diegans in 1911 with his plans to build a gas-filled dirigible. Investors eagerly bought shares in the Toliver Aerial Navigation Company. But the project did not turn out as expected . . .

Read the complete story of the San Diego Airship.

Charles Toliver.

Charles Toliver.