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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1065
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Type:Zeppelin LZ.96
Registration: L49
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Nr. Bourbonne-les-Bains -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
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).
The 19 occupants were taken prisoner by French armed forces. The zeppelin was dismantled by French armed forces.


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Revision history:

27-Jan-2008 12:01 JINX Added
02-Jun-2008 23:18 Anon. Updated
15-Oct-2018 18:28 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2021 14:47 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2021 14:48 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]

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