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Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH 1935-1937 (Germany)


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[Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH 1935-1937 (Germany)]
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You can see the house flag of the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei at this website. Marc Pasquin asked, "by that time, wouldn't the airship be flying the swastika flag?" It did indeed. The swastika flag was printed on the upper and lower tail fins at both sides.

Blas Delgado, 15 October 2001

From the Airline Timetable Images website:

The Zeppelin works, Luftschiffbau Zeppelin at Friedrichshafen in southern Germany, was founded in 1908 by Count von Zeppelin. A number of quite successful civil and military airships were produced before and during WW1. When Allied restrictions on aircraft manufacture in Germany were lifted in 1926, the production of the large LZ127 'Graf Zeppelin' could start the year after, with the maiden flight in the autumn of 1928. After some test flights to South America during 1930 and 1931, Luftschiffbau Zeppelin opened a scheduled service between Friedrichshafen and Recife in northeastern Brazil in April 1932.

In March 1935, the South Atlantic flights became the responsibility of Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei, after this company had been set up jointly by Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, the German Air Ministry and Deutsche Lufthansa. The even larger airship, the LZ 129 'Hindenburg' joined the 'Graf Zeppelin' in 1936, and, in addition to South Atlantic flights with its parter, inaugurated a service over the North Atlantic, between Frankfurt and Lakehurst in New Jersey, in the summer. Also in 1936 the South American route was extended to Rio de Janeiro. Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei ceased operations as the commercial use of airships came to an abrupt end on 6 May 1937, when the 'Hindenburg' exploded at Lakehurst.

From the nowadays Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei website:
The Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH was founded in January 2001 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Zeppelin Luftschifttechnik GmbH. (...) Hence, a company called the "Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH" was founded for the second time since 1935. Back then, the DZR was founded with the aid of governmental funding by the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH. The purpose of the DZR at that time was flight operation for Zeppelin airships.

Santiago Dotor, 11 February 2004

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[Zeppelin Reederei (NSDAP, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé