Saturday, July 23, 2022 1200 noon until 1245
WHEN GIANTS RULED THE SKY
A 45 minute talk about the true but little-known story of the USS Macon (ZRS-5), a U.S. Navy Zeppelin that was not only the world’s largest, most expensive, most technologically advanced aircraft at the time, but a flying aircraft carrier designed to prevent a surprise attack by Japan against Pearl Harbor in the days before radar.
A former Special Correspondent for the New York Times, John is an aviation historian who specializes in reporting on unusal inventions. His latest book, WHEN GIANTS RULED THE SKY: THE BRIEF REIGN AND TRAGIC DEMISE OF THE AMERICAN RIGID AIRSHIP, has just been published.