Corona in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
NYC Bomb and Forgery Squad Explosion Memorial
Joseph J. Lynch and Ferdinand A. Socha
Bomb and Forgery Squad
Who were killed in the line of duty while examining a time bomb taken from the British Pavilion of the World's Fair in Flushing Meadow Park at 4:45 P.M. on July 4, 1940
Location. 40° 44.736′ N, 73° 50.766′ W. Marker is in Corona, New York, in Queens County. Marker is on Avenue of the States near United Nations Avenue, on the left. Touch for map. The plaque is actually located across the fairgrounds from where the event actually took place. The original location is now underneath an expressway. Marker is in this post office area: Corona NY 11368, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unisphere (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tsunami Memorial (about 600 feet away); Theaterama (about 700 feet away); The Architect (approx. 0.2 miles away); The New York State Pavilion became a movie set (approx. 0.2 miles away); Restaurant (approx. 0.2 miles away); New York State Pavilion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remnants from the ruins (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corona.
More about this marker. On July 4, 1940,
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