USS Macon ZRS-5 under construction at the Goodyear Airdock, Akron, Ohio, 1933. (US Navy)
The future USS Macon (ZRS-5) under construction in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation hangar at Akron, Ohio, circa early 1933. Naval History & Heritage Command photo (# NH 42022).
USS Macon (ZRS-5) preparing to land.
F9C-2 hooked on trapeze (left) and stowed on hangar deck (right)
Curtiss-Wright F9C-2 Sparrowhawk, Bu. No. A9056. (U.S. Navy)
Three U.S. Navy Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawks in flight. These three aircraft formed the famous “Red, White and Blue” flight aboard the airship USS Macon (ZRS-5). The aircraft with the white band was No.9057. In this photograph which was taken on 6 July 1933, the blue-banded aircraft is in the foreground. USN Photo.