LAST SURVIVOR OF HINDENBURG DIES AT 90

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(CNN) — The last survivor of the Hindenburg airship disaster, Werner Gustav Doehner (shown below) has died from complications of pneumonia.

According to his family, Doehner passed away at a hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire, on November 8.  

Werner Doehner was 8 years old (below) on May 6, 1937, when the infamous
airship went up in flames and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36
people. Doehner’s sister and father were among them. Sixty-two people
survived.

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Werner Gustav Doehner
Werner G. Doehner

Fifteen storeys tall ... navy crewmen are seen running from the crashing Zeppelin in 1937.
Navy crewmen are seen running from the crashing Zeppelin in 1937.

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An injured survivor of the Hindenburg disaster calmly smokes a
cigarette as he is moved to a hospital from the field at Lakehurst,
New Jersey.

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Another survivor is led away from the burning
gondola of the Hindenburg.

Iconic ... the disaster was captured by waiting photographers, film crews and a radio broadcaster on the ground.

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