New York 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 New York, 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unisphere (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Exedra (approx. 0.3 miles away); William A. Shea Municipal Stadium (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Louis Armstrong House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Flushing Civil War Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away); Remsen Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.