The Greatest Aerial Achievement of World War One

In November of 1917, after being loaded with fifty tons of cargo, German Zeppelin L-59 flew 4,225 miles in 95 continuous hours in the air. The airship flew from her base in Bulgaria all the way to German East Africa (later British East Africa comprised of of Kenya and Uganda) in an unsuccessful attempt to resupply German colonial forces fighting the British.

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Charles McCain

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