Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Biggest Air Vessel in U. S. on Trial Trip -- 15-December-2021

Alaska Daily Empire, 30-December-1921

When it was built in Italy in 1921, Roma was the largest semi-rigid airship in the world. She was purchased by the United States Army, which had her dismantled and shipped to Langley Field, Virginia. Roma made her first flight 100 years ago today, on 15-December-1921. On 21-February-1922, Roma crashed and killed 32 people.

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