Hindenburg's Radio Room
Radio officers sent and received wireless messages for the crew and passengers from the radio room, located above the gondola on the opposite side of the post room. By flipping the image, the shape of the post room could be recreated and the style of furnishings replicated. The post room had a table with trays and storage compartments, a bench, and a sliding door to the passageway that secured by padlock.
Hindenburg's Post Room
The post room, where Hindenburg’s postmaster handled the mail, was above the rear of the gondola and had two portside windows.
Hindenburg's Navigation officer and Postmaster Max Zabel
In 1937, navigation officer Max Zabel also served as Hindenburg’s postmaster.
Hindenburg's Helmsman Kurt Schönherr
In 1936, helmsman Kurt Schönherr handled Hindenburg postal operations. This earlier photograph shows him as postmaster of the Graf Zeppelin in its post office room.
Hindenburg's Reading and Writing Room