Historical Office staff visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) on 12 May. The volunteers of the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society kindly provided a tour of Historic Hangar One, a site perhaps most notorious for the Hindenburg tragedy of 6 May 1937. Check the Monmouth Message newspaper and Historical Office website on 21 May to find out why “Fort Monmouth’s Signal Corps Scientists Feared Hindenburg Connection.”
The all volunteer Navy Lakehurst Historical Society offers tours of the Hindenburg crash site and Hangar One on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Wednesday tours are available for DoD personnel. Tours cover much more than just the Hindenburg disaster; the goal of the society is to preserve and protect the rich history the Naval Air Station Lakehurst and tenant commands over the past 93 years. Contact Don Adams at 732 818 7520 for more information or to schedule a tour.