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F. D. N. Y.

 
 
F. D. N. Y. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Erik Lander, February 2, 2004
1. F. D. N. Y. Marker
Inscription.  To the men of the Fire Department who died at the call of duty at this site on August 2 1978
Soldiers in a war that never ends
Lieutenant James E Cutillo Bat 33 Eng 276
Firefighter 1st Gr Charles Bouton Ladder Co 156
Firefighter 1st Gr Harold S Hastings Bat 42 Eng 243
Firefighter 1st Gr James McManus Ladder Co 153
Firefighter 1st Gr George S Rice Ladder Co 153
Firefighter 1st Gr William O'Connor Ladder Co 156
This memorial is dedicated by the Bay Improvement Group
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkLabor Unions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1978.
 
Location. 40° 35.451′ N, 73° 57.002′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Ocean Avenue. Plaque is located on the Staples Office Supply store locate at 2892 Icean Avenue Brooklyn NY. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2892 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11235, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sheepshead Bay Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gravesend (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Battle of Brooklyn
The Walbaum's Supermarket Fire image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Firehouse, August 2, 1978
2. The Walbaum's Supermarket Fire
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Gravesend Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lady Moody Square (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Gravesend (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gravesend Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mickey Kairey Garden (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .  Waldbaum’s: 40 Years Later. Deputy Chief John “Jay” Jonas reviews the tragic Waldbaum's Supermarket fire that claimed the lives of six FDNY firefighters 40 years ago. (Submitted on May 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2011, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 4, 2011, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on May 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022