Graf Zeppelin in Estonia
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Graf Zeppelin in Estonia

Graf XZeppelin over Tallinn 1930

Graf Zeppelin over Tallinn 1930
GRAF ZEPPELIN, D-LZ127, OVER TALLINN ON SEPTEMBER 24 1930. BELL TOWER OF NIGULISTE KIRIK ON FOREGROUND.

The zeppelin took off from Berlin and flew to Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm. It dropped a mail sack in each town but did not land.

Articles in Estonian:
http://paber.ekspress.ee/arhiiv/2001/05/Aosa/elu23.html
http://195.250.160.49/viewdoc/372637CE9018C28FC2256EE1003D9BA7

The same zeppelin flew over Tallinn also on July 25 1931 on its way to Leningrad and  rendezvous with
Russian ice-breaker Malygin at Hooker Island in Franz Josef Land.
http://www.ekspress.ee/2008/05/29/areen/2869-lend-pohjanabale-yle-tallinna

If  the date on the photo below is reliable, Graf Zeppelin flew
on July 30 1931over Kilingi-Nõmme, near Pärnu, on its way back to Friedrichshafen where it landed next day.

Graf Zeppelin in Estonia 1931
GRAF ZEPPELIN FLYING OVER  KILINGI-NÕMME, ESTONIA,  ON JULY 30 1931. THANKS TO THE EFFORTS OF VALDUR VACHT AND  KALLE KIIPUS  I  CAN PUBLISH A MORE DETAILED SCAN OF THIS MAGNIFIGENT PHOTO. TAKE A LOOK!!!!!!  I FOUND THE PHOTO FIRST IN THE ARTICLE  WRITTEN BY  OLEV PAUKSON.