A new mountain every weekend
Harold loved mountain climbing, and while employed with the Goodyear-Zeppelin Company in Germany, he made it a personal mission to climb a new peak every weekend.
Life in Germany
Hal Dick, as he became known, spent 5 years in Germany while employed with the Goodyear-Zeppelin Company and eventually became close friends with Dr. Hugo Eckener and his son Knut.
It was an exciting time in his life as he traveled as a crewman aboard the Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg on most of their voyages. His job was to document everything he learned about the great Zeppelins and to share that information with the engineering staff at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio.
Life in Wichita, KS
Hal eventually moved to Kansas where he lived out the rest of his life working in the family business and giving as many as 100 lectures on the great airships and Nazi Germany. After his death in 1997, Hal’s family donated all of his notes, drawings, pictures and correspondence on the great airships to the Wichita State University where it can be viewed.
Hal wrote his book, “The Golden Age of the Great Passenger Airships” which was based on his firsthand experiences and knowledge of the great airships Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg.
It’s a must read for anyone interested in the Zeppelin era and is available for purchase on Amazon.
For more information on the life of Harold G. Dick, visit WSU's website by clicking the button below.