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Zeppelin LZ130 Graf Zeppelin II
LZ130 and her commander Captain Sammt.
Commissioned in September 1938, more than a year after the Hindenburg disaster, LZ-130 never entered the transcontinental passenger service. Instead, she was used for propaganda flights over Germany and recently annexed Sudetenland. In summer of 1939, the Graf Zeppelin II was sent on an espionage flight which wasn’t a success.

In April 1940 Hermann Goering, a renowned zeppelin-hater, ordered to dismantle the LZ130 together with her namesake, the retired LZ127. Zeppelin hangars in Frankfurt were destroyed by explosives on May 6 the same year, exactly three years after the Hindenburg was lost.

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