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In 1942 a Navy blimp crash-landed on a San Francisco street. Empty.

At about 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, August 16, 1942, golfers at San Francisco’s Olympic Club Golf Course paused their game to watch a partially-deflated U. S. Navy L-8 blimp wobble by very low overhead. One club member reported that he saw a parachute descending from it.




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Dale M. Brumfield

Dale M. Brumfield

Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 11 books. More at

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