ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1065
Last updated: 24 July 2014
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Date:20-OCT-1917
Time:
Type:Zeppelin LZ.96
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Registration: L49
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Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:Nr. Bourbonne-les-Bains -
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
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Destination airport:
Narrative:
LZ-96 participated in two reconnaissance missions around the North Sea and one raid on England, dropping 2,100 kg of bombs. While returning, it was forced to land by French Air Force aircraft squadron SPA152 near Bourbonne-les-Bains on 20 October 1917 and captured almost undamaged by French forces. Plans derived from LZ-96 were later used in the United States for construction of the first US "zeppelin", USS Shenandoah (ZR-1).

Sources:
Puget Sound Airship Society


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jan-2008 12:01 JINX Added
02-Jun-2008 23:18 82.66.76.182 Updated
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