Daily Express

MEMORIES OF R38 AIRSHIP DISASTER, 100 YEARS ON

- By Amy Murphy

A TREASURY of first-hand stories has been unearthed days ahead of the 100th anniversar­y of the R38 airship disaster that killed 44 crew.

The 695ft Navy craft, being sold to the US, plunged into the Humber estuary on a test flight on August 24, 1921.

Historic England’s plan to provide an archive about the accident has come up with documents, photos and stories from relatives of victims and witnesses.

Sonia Potts said her grandad Walter was one of five crew to survive but he died in the crash of the R101 airship in October 1930.

See the finds at carnegiehu­ll.co.uk

 ??  ?? Tragedy...rescuers at the stern of downed airship R38 near Hull
Tragedy...rescuers at the stern of downed airship R38 near Hull

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