USNI News Video: The Mystery of the Navy’s Ghost Blimp

August 17, 2017 7:44 AM

On Aug. 16, 1942, U.S. Navy anti-submarine blimp L-8 left Treasure Island, Calif. on a patrol to hunt for Japanese submarines. It returned to shore hours later with the crew missing and no sign of what happened to them.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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