Named after Von Hindenburg who was the president of Germany before power was handed over to Adolf Hitler.
Below is a picture of the hindenburg flying over NYC, There are pictures of this taken one hour prior to the crash. All pictures except for the picture taken as it crashes shows a different Nazi Swastika on the tail of the dirigible!
Hindenburg as it crashes. Notice the Nazi Swastika on tail of the Dirigible
Hete is the video, nice footage that was luckily taken as it flew over NYC and as it crashed