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Russia Monuments: B-6 Crash Site * Moscow

There is a monument in Sicily dedicated to the French airship "Dixmude" which was destroyed in a storm off the coast of Sicily on December 21, 1923.

CCCP B6 Crash Site:

Twentyfour kilometers (14.5 miles) southwest of the village of Kandalaksha is a memorial to the crash of the CCCP-B6 airship on 6 February, 1938.

CCCP B6

The CCCP B6 (USSR V6) Airship. Photo credit: Public domain

The B6 began its final journey from Moscow on February 5th. As the airship was approaching Kandalaksha in the evening darkness, it encountered bad weather: low clouds, snowfall, and poor visibility. The B6 impacted the top of Neblo Mountain and burst into flames. Thirteen of the crew of 19 died. The crewmembers who perished were buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow.

A monument to the B6 is located at 67.048596° N 31.936797° E.

B6 monument

Photo credit: Public domain

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Moscow:

Memorial to the CCCP B6 at the Novodevichy Cemetery.

CCCP B6 Memorial

The CCCP B6 (USSR V6) Airship Memorial. Photo credit: Public domain

A monument to the B6 is located at 55.725833° N 37.553611° E.

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CCCP B10 Memorial Moscow.

CCCP B10

The CCCP B10 (USSR V10) Airship. Photo credit: Photo album from the archive of DKBA, by Mikhaltsov SN.

On August 6, 1938, the B10 airship crashed in the Beskudnikovo area as a result of a rupture of the envelope. Six people died and are memorialized at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow. The memorial is not far to the west of the B6 memorial.

A monument to the B6 is located at 55.725906° N 37.553402° E.

B10 monument

Photo credit: http://dolgoprud.org

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