P-47 Thunderbolt and the home of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) both engulfed in flames

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Title

P-47 Thunderbolt and the home of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) both engulfed in flames

Subject

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

Description

P-47 Thunderbolt and the home of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) both engulfed in flames.

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 36

Coverage

Hempstead, N.Y.

Files

Long Island Photograph Collection 9-36.jpg

Citation

“P-47 Thunderbolt and the home of Eunice and Bernard Fixler (Hofstra University Class of 1941) both engulfed in flames,” Hofstra University Library Special Collections: Digital Collections, accessed September 20, 2017, https://omeka.hofstra.edu/items/show/675.

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