03-11-2006, 11:08 PM #1
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- Oct 2005
Of New York City, Bombs, and Indian Cans
Honestly, pick 2 of the 3, that I can see!
Never thought I'd use all three at once!!!
Civilian protection. Fully equipped to cope with whatever difficulties they may encounter, these New York City volunteer auxiliary firemen workers are climbling up a fire ladder to the roof of a building struck by bombs. Fartherest up the ladder is a worker equipped with an "Indian" fire pump, valuable in fighting incendiary bombs. The man.
Palmer, Alfred T., photographer.
Title and other information from caption card.
Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches).
Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
03-11-2006, 11:32 PM #2
I had an uncle that was an Aux FF in NYC in the 40's and 50's....he then got hired as a member of the uniformed dept later.
But NYC was "hit" by German Spy a few times......one perticular famous incident was the "Normandie" fire on the West side in 1943 (I think).
Other incidents weren't as publicised...the Germans tried to blow up the train bridge that runs in front of were our Fire Academy is......I think they made about 17 attempts......the rail was so important to them b/c it carried arms and ammo to the ports in Brooklyn.
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