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08/08/1929 The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight

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Graf Zeppelin returns to New York after world tour 1929

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The Graf Zeppelin

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Graf Zeppelin - Maiden Flight (1938)

A German-built Zeppelin LZ 127 took off for its 1st flight around the globe. The flight took the Graf Zeppelin through the Atlantic to Germany and then it continued on across Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. After flying through Siberia, it stopped in Tokyo, before continuing through the Pacific and landing in the LA.
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    • Design and operation 

    • Operational history 

    • Retirement and aftermath