Checked WNYF Retirements and In Memoriam lists from 1940-1975 - not found.Mack,
I don't know if you can answer this and the information is for a gentleman that is developing brain cancer and many issues in his 70s I'm not pulling on your heart strings for help but I can't find his father who was a FDNY member during the 1940s and 1950shis helmet has 56 on it the number below was 2415 possibly a few years earlier or later. This MOS is not listed in the line of duty deaths but the family tells the story of Joachim McGlynn a FDNY firefighter who was injured making a grab in a fully engulfed structure in the Bronx. I don't know if he was on duty or ran in off duty but he was hospitalized saved the person's life a neighbor? He self released from the hospital suffering severe scarring to his lungs and succumbed to those injuries soon after leaving his son at 11 and daughter and another son older the ll yr old was born in 43 so this may have happened in 1955 his truck was 20 not sure on that 56 was on the helmet he was a tiller man from what I was told worked with ladder companies, my research shows a tiller 20 ladder in the 50s delivered new? I have the original picture of it during my research. The area of his assignment was told to me to be the Bronx and Manhattan he lived in the Bronx and breezy point.his wife was Ann Margret McGlynn of the Bronx. I contacted FDNY a Mr Hicks who told me the files are gone from age no help, I'd like to give him a clear idea of who his dad was his mom passed away some years later of Alzheimer's leaving alot of unanswered questions, my fiancee is his daughter she wants to know her grandfather.i do know his wife during the 9/11 attacks was contacted by FDNY and given money for her husbands contribution in the war years and after his life..its confusing mack I have researched all I can. Can you help I'm lost in the sauce.