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Hampton Roads History: Airship Roma – A Forgotten Tragedy

September 18 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Author and historian, Nancy E. Sheppard

VIRTUAL LECTURE

Presented by Nancy E. Sheppard, special guest speaker


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About the presentation:

On February 21, 1922, the U.S. Army dirigible, Roma, crashed in Norfolk. Killing 34 of the 45 brave officers, crew, and civilians on board, this was the single deadliest disaster of a U.S. hydrogen airship. Despite the bravery of the crew and the notoriety in American history, this disaster has been forgotten to history.

Join author and historian, Nancy E. Sheppard, as she takes you on Roma’s harrowing journey to failure and learn about the men that served on board in this story filled with heroism, intrigue, love, and loss.

Viewers are welcome to send Nancy comments or questions, which she will answer following the lecture.


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Details

Date:
September 18
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
https://www.marinersmuseum.org