The house of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) and that of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Briggs after a P-47 thunderbolt crashed into them.

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Title

The house of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) and that of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Briggs after a P-47 thunderbolt crashed into them.

Subject

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

Description

The house of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) and that of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Briggs after a P-47 thunderbolt crashed into them. The tail of the air plane is sticking out between the two houses.

The plane, which was piloted by 1st. Lt. Daniel R.A. Duncan, crashed into the houses shortly after takeoff from Mitchel Field. Duncan was killed in the crash and the Fixler’s house, at right, 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 33

Coverage

Hempstead, N.Y.

Files

Long Island Photograph Collection 9-33.jpg

Citation

“The house of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) and that of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Briggs after a P-47 thunderbolt crashed into them. ,” Hofstra University Library Special Collections: Digital Collections, accessed September 20, 2017, https://omeka.hofstra.edu/items/show/672.

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