Steve Butler — June 1, 2013 at 12:01 am

Focal Point

Focal Point
Focal Point
BY STEVE BUTLER

USS Akron (ZRS-4)
Maker Unknown – 1933

The Akron was designed as a “flying aircraft carrier” initially using Curtiss XF9C-1 Sparrowhawks. It was christened on August 8, 1931 by Mrs. Lou Henry Hoover, the wife of the President of the United States, Herbert Clark Hoover. The First Lady gave out these wooden toys as mementos of the occasion.

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