AAAAHHHH,,,,DO YOU REMEMBER THESE
Many already know of the tragic crash of the German Airship, Hindenburg, in Lakehurst, NJ, on May 6, 1937. The story below tells of Joseph Spah, who managed to survive the crash. ...This is Joseph Spah!
When passenger Joseph Späh, a vaudeville comic acrobat, saw the first sign of trouble he smashed the window with his movie camera, with which he had been filming the landing (the film survived the disaster.) As the ship neared the ground he lowered himself out the window and hung onto the window ledge, letting go when the ship was perhaps 20 feet above the ground. His acrobat's instincts kicked in, and Späh kept his feet under him and attempted to do a safety roll when he landed. He injured his ankle nonetheless, and was dazedly crawling away when a member of the ground crew came up, slung the diminutive Späh under one arm, and ran him clear of the fire.