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Joseph Anthony "Ben Dova" Spah
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1905
Strasbourg, France
Death: Sep. 30, 1986
Manassas
Prince William County
Virginia, USA

Mr. Spah was a survivor of the May 6th 1937 Hindenburg disaster in Lakehurst New Jersey. He was accused briefly of having something to do with the cause of its exploding. Mr. Spah was a circus performer in Europe before coming to the U.S. in 1922. In America he was a Vaudeville actor, a movie stuntman of renown, and a nightclub performer. He ended up living quietly in a small Va. town noted for 2 Civil War battles and an auto race track that played a big role in the early days of NASCAR. A detailed history of Mr Spah and others on the Hindenberg can be found by a search on the internet for 'Faces of the Hindenberg' by Patrick Russell.
 
 
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  Evelyn Veronica Franke Spah (1912 - 2006)*
 
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Burial:
Stonewall Memory Gardens
Manassas
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Fred Sanford
Record added: Jul 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54923369
Joseph Anthony Ben Dova Spah
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Joseph Anthony Ben Dova Spah
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Joseph Anthony Ben Dova Spah
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