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Here are the photos of USS Macon, a flying aircraft carrier, plus some US Navy Blimps, taken on different locations in 1934 and 1942:

USS Macon (ZRS-5) was a rigid airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting. It served as a flying aircraft carrier, launching Sparrowhawk biplanes. In service for less than two years, in 1935 Macon was damaged in a storm and lost off California's Big Sur coast, though most of her crew were saved. At less than 20ft (ca. 7m) shorter than Hindenburg, she and her sister, Akron, were among the largest flying objects in the world in terms of length and volume. Although Hindenburg was longer, the two sisters still hold the world record for helium-filled airships.
If you want some info on the Navy blimps - just ask me.

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Comment by lord_k on October 25, 2009 at 4:25pm
We'll see them. We'll fly them. We'll never abandon the hope.
Comment by Pablo J. Alvarez on October 25, 2009 at 4:07pm

I want some of this in the present moment, perhaps one day...we will see this one.

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