British Airship People
A celebration of some remarkable people. Find out about airship designers, crews and workers here.
URGENT APPEAL! This year is the 100th anniversary of the R38 airship crash on 24th August 1921 in which 28 UK and 16 US men were killed. If you have any information about the R38 or are a relative of anyone connected to the ship please make contact.
I have photos of all the US men but am missing 15 of the UK crew listed below. Please take a look and see if you can help. More information about these men can be found on the R38 UK and US crew pages. Thank you. - Jane Harvey. May 2021.
Here are the names of the R38 UK crew members without photographs.
George Stanley Anger
Frederick Ernest Burton
Charles Watt Donald
John Cecil Drew
C W Duffield
William Hunter Greener
S J Heath
John William Wilson
Alfred Thomas Martin
John W A Mason
Please make contact if you can help with this project. We need to honour these oft overlooked men.
A NEW PROJECT UNDERWAY!
British Airship Crew Roll of Honour. Please visit this new page commemorating those men who have lost their lives whilst serving on airships. 148 men have been identified so far - if you have any information or photographs of those listed or information of any person not included please make contact so they can be honoured here. This page can be found in the Biogs and References section.
Also new - details and photos of Cpl John Henry Gray an engineer on the R34 trans-atlantic flight to New York in 1919. Thanks to Kenneth Gray, his grandson who has sent in this information. Find out more in the R33, R34 section.