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HUGO ECKENER QUOTE SIGNED, GRAF ZEPPELIN, USS LOS ANGELES, AIRSHIPS

$500.00

Description

THE FAMOUS COMMANDER OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN SPEAKS FORCEFULLY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF AVIATION: “THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORT WILL OVERCOME THE BARRIERS BETWEEN PEOPLES….”

HUGO ECKENER (1868-1954) HANDWRITTEN QUOTE SIGNED, “Hugo Eckener”, on a card 4.5 x 3.5, January 31, 1928, Friedrichshafen (where the Zeppelin factory was located), by the German aviation pioneer who became an airship captain for Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin’s company, trained German WWI airship pilots, headed the Zeppelin company after WWI, commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin for most of its record-setting flights, including the 1928 first intercontinental passenger airship flight and the 1929 first airship flight around the world (the only such flight by an airship), built the LZ-126, later christened the USS Los Angeles for the U.S. Navy, as part of Germany’s war reparations. His handwritten statement, in full: “The development of transport will overcome the barriers between peoples, slowly and reluctantly, but surely.” This wonderful piece of airship history is in fine condition, with minor age toning.

$500   #12481