Remembering the Telegraphist Air Gunners
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  September 30, 1944 US Blimp Visits East Camp There was much excitement at RCAF Station Yarmouth, East Camp when a United States Navy blimp visits the station.  Hundreds lined the runway and tarmac as the airship comes in for a landing.  There is a strong wind and the blimp makes several efforts to get moored. Much to the chagrin of its Commander, the blimp strikes the pylon in a very strong gust and crashes to the ground.  A Naval Airman on the mooring tower falls to the tarmac and suffers a broken leg.  He recovered, but the blimp did not and it was a long slow process to remove the wreckage, pack it onto flatcars and ship the whole thing back to the United States. Below is a photographic account the event:    
The approach the Runway 2
Touchdown on the runway
Securing the Airship
Commander Mudie [centre back] with the crew of the US blimp
Showing the relative position of the pylon and the airship 
Opposite view of the pylon and the airship 
General view of the accident 
View from the mooring pylon 
The smashed “gondola” of the airship 
The rear portion of the airship 
Photo Credit: Yarmouth County Museum & Archives
Photo Credit: Yarmouth County Museum & Archives
Photo Credit: Yarmouth County Museum & Archives
Photo Credit: Yarmouth County Museum & Archives
Photo Credit: Yarmouth County Museum & Archives
Photo Credit: Yarmouth County Museum & Archives
Photo Credit: Yarmouth County Museum & Archives
Photo Credit: Yarmouth County Museum & Archives
Photo Credit: Yarmouth County Museum & Archives
Photo Credit: Yarmouth County Museum & Archives