Men standing in the remains of the home of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) after a P-47 Thunderbolt crashed into it

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Title

Men standing in the remains of the home of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) after a P-47 Thunderbolt crashed into it

Subject

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

Description

Men standing in the remains of the home of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) after a P-47 Thunderbolt crashed into it.

Shortly after takeoff from Mitchel Field, the P-47, which was piloted by 1st Lt. Daniel R.A. Duncan, crashed into the Fixler's house and the house of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Briggs. 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 34

Coverage

Hempstead, N.Y.

Files

Long Island Photograph Collection 9-34.jpg

Citation

“Men standing in the remains of the home of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) after a P-47 Thunderbolt crashed into it,” Hofstra University Library Special Collections: Digital Collections, accessed November 18, 2017, https://omeka.hofstra.edu/items/show/673.

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