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Leonhard Carl August Berthold Adelt

Birth
Boizenburg, Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Death 21 Feb 1945 (aged 63)
Dippoldiswalde, Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzebirge, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Dresden, Germany
Memorial ID 58823269 · View Source
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Hindenburg Survivor.

Boarded the Hindenburg with his wife Gertrud as an passenger interviewing Capt. Ernst Lehmann, because they were both writers.

Both survived the Hindenburg when it exploded over Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6th, 1937.

They were in the starboard lounge were they jumped out the windows of the Zeppelin, when the Zeppelin fell around them trapping them; however a ground crewman from Lakehurst helped them out of the wreckage.

They returned to Germany later that summer where they moved to Dresden, Germany.

On February 13, 1945 the Allies bombed Dresden originally both escaped their burning house until Leonhard realized he had an unfinished manuscript that he wanted to save which caused him to run back into the house and the house came crumpling on top of him.

Leonhard was dragged out of the ruins alive, but he died from his injuries in Dippoldiswalde, 11 miles south of Dresden.


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  • Created by: gordonphilbin
  • Added: 17 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58823269
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonhard Carl August Berthold Adelt (17 Jun 1881–21 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58823269, ; Maintained by gordonphilbin (contributor 47346381) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Dresden, Germany.