Survived Hindenburg, Lived to 90

Werner Doehner, last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, dies at 90

h/t andycanuck on A♠


As the Hindenburg arrived, flames began to flicker on top of the airship. Hydrogen, exposed to air, fueled an inferno.

“Suddenly, the air was on fire,” Werner Doehner recalled.

He said his mother threw him and his brother out of the ship before she left too.

They suffered burns. He would remain in the hospital for three months before going to a hospital in New York City in August for skin grafts.

-Doehner at 8
A Blog by Mr. Ed: The Hindenburg in Pictures
Amazing collection

Werner Gustav Doehner, the last remaining survivor of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster -  passed away in Laconia, New Hampshire last Friday at the age of 90
Andrew Court, Daily Mail / AP

Faces of the Hindenburg:
The Doehner Family

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