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#1 2010-07-28 14:41:50

Murray Hill
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65 Years Ago Today

65 Years ago today....

Plane Crashed Into the Empire State Building

On the foggy morning of Saturday, July 28, 1945, Lt. Colonel William Smith was piloting a U.S. Army B-25 bomber through New York City. He was on his way to Newark Airport to pick up his commanding officer, but for some reason he showed up over LaGuardia Airport and asked for a weather report. Because of the poor visibility, the LaGuardia tower wanted to him to land, but Smith requested and received permission from the military to continue on to Newark. The last transmission from the LaGuardia tower to the plane was a foreboding warning: "From where I'm sitting, I can't see the top of the Empire State Building."

Confronted with dense fog, Smith dropped the bomber low to regain visibility, where he found himself in the middle of Manhattan, surrounded by skyscrapers. At first, the bomber was headed directly for the New York Central Building but at the last minute, Smith was able to bank west and miss it. Unfortunately, this put him in line for another skyscraper. Smith managed to miss several skyscrapers until he was headed for the Empire State Building. At the last minute, Smith tried to get the bomber to climb and twist away, but it was too late.

Some debris from the crash fell to the streets below, sending pedestrians scurrying for cover, but most fell onto the buildings setbacks at the fifth floor. Still, a bulk of the wreckage remained stuck in the side of the building. After the flames were extinguished and the remains of the victims removed, the rest of the wreckage was removed through the building.

The plane crash killed 14 people (11 office workers and the three crewmen) plus injured 26 others. Though the integrity of the Empire State Building was not affected, the cost of the damage done by the crash was $1 million.

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#2 2010-08-07 18:35:28

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Re: 65 Years Ago Today

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#3 2010-08-20 01:55:33

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Re: 65 Years Ago Today

Today in history -    On Aug. 19, 1934, a plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler as Fuhrer. excerpt from nytimes.com

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#4 2010-09-03 02:03:43

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Big news 2 September 1945 - Official surrender of Japan. They formally surrendered to  United States.


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#5 2010-09-16 23:07:27

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#6 2010-11-01 23:16:20

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#7 2010-11-30 20:57:00

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#8 2010-12-09 01:17:59

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#9 2010-12-12 23:57:02

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#10 2011-03-10 20:13:31

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#11 2011-05-06 11:13:39

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Re: 65 Years Ago Today

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#12 2011-06-23 03:26:18

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#13 2011-06-23 03:27:39

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#14 2011-08-18 00:04:54

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#15 2011-09-09 04:24:29

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#16 2011-11-05 17:57:48

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#17 2012-02-12 12:08:25

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#18 2012-03-06 01:01:25

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