AERONAUTICS: Shenandoah Returns

The Shenandoah returned to Lakehurst after a journey of 9,000 miles to Camp Lewis, Wash., and back in nearly 19 days. Passes over the Rocky Mountains into Texas gave Commander Zachary Taylor Lansdowne and his crew a few anxious hours. The ship was heavily loaded for a non-stop return trip, her water ballast was all gone, adverse winds were buffeting her in the cold mountain air. Only the throwing overboard of 2,800 pounds of bomb hatch and the unfailing response of the powerful motors carried her over 7,200 feet of Rocky Mountain....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!