Wreckage of a P-47 Thunderbolt (covered in fire extinguishing foam) inbetween the houses of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) and Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Briggs

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Title

Wreckage of a P-47 Thunderbolt (covered in fire extinguishing foam) inbetween the houses of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) and Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Briggs

Subject

Aircraft accidents--New York (State)--Hempstead
Airplanes, Military--Accidents--New York (State)--Hempstead
Thunderbolt (Fighter plane)

Description

Wreckage of a P-47 Thunderbolt (covered in fire extinguishing foam) in between the houses of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) and Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Briggs. A firefighter is standing by the Fixler house, at center.

The plane, which was piloted by 1st. Lt. Daniel R.A. Duncan, crashed into the two houses shortly after takeoff from Mitchel Field. Duncan was killed in the crash and the Fixler’s house was destroyed; the Briggs’ house suffered extensive damage.

Date

November 17, 1945

Contributor

O'Connor, Michael

Type

Photograph

Identifier

Hofstra University Library Special Collections
Box 9, Item 32

Coverage

Hempstead, N.Y.

Files

Long Island Photograph Collection 9-32.jpg

Citation

“Wreckage of a P-47 Thunderbolt (covered in fire extinguishing foam) inbetween the houses of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) and Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Briggs,” Hofstra University Library Special Collections: Digital Collections, accessed November 18, 2017, https://omeka.hofstra.edu/items/show/671.

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