FDNY Response 1945 Empire State Building

wfd444

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Anybody have the list of companies that responded to the 1945 Empire State Building plane crash?
 

memory master

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I don't have the exact rundown but I do know my dad was the MPO (ECC) of Engine 16 that morning and they were on the 1st alarm.
Taking a guess I would say E1, E65, E16, E21, L24, L7.
 
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fdhistorian

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Because it was two separate buildings and there were 15 adjacent boxes simultaneously, these responses are a close approximation.

Empire State Building - B-25 Bomber Crash 79th Floor
Astoria Building - aircraft engine fell

Box 681 - 5th Ave & W 30th St + 15 adjacent boxes
Box 715 - 5th Ave & W 34th St

0953681E1E16E26E14L24L7WT3BC7DC3
09562-2E65E19E72E21E34L21L3WT2RS1BC6FSS1
09593-3E5E18E54E3E8L12L4BC9
10014-4E2E33E25E28E13L2BC3
1014S/CE23L9BC8

see also
DC Jonas's Division 7 Newsletter July - August 2020:
http://www.fdnysbravest.com/Div7NewsletterJuly-August2020.pdf
 
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I know I have mentioned this in previous threads but it's worth saying again for those that are interested. A hard cover book titled "the Sky Is Falling" authored by Arthur Weingarten was published in 1977 and is all about the crash. From the crew onboard right up to and after the crash it's a book you cannot put down. Numerous photos of the crew and FDNY operations at the site. I'm sure copies are still available if you check on line. Enjoy!
 
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