* B-25 Billy Mitchell Bomber hits Empire State Building
* 1st Report
This 10 page newspaper has a six column headline on the front page: “Bomber Crashes Into Empire State Building; 15 People Killed” with subheads that include: “11 Floors Set On Fire In Accident” and more.
Other news of the day including WWII news throughout. Slightly browned with minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.
source: wikipedia: At 9:40 a.m. on Saturday July 28, 1945, a B-25 Mitchellbomber, piloted by Lieutenant Colonel William F. Smith who was flying in a thick fog, accidentally crashed into the north side of the Empire State Building between the 79th and 80th floors, where the offices of the National Catholic Welfare Council were located. One engine shot through the side opposite the impact and another plummeted down an elevator shaft. The fire was extinguished in 40 minutes. Fourteen people were killed in the incident. Elevator operator Betty Lou Oliver survived a plunge of 75 stories inside an elevator, which still stands as the Guinness World Record for the longest survived elevator fall recorded. Despite the damage and loss of life, the building was open for business on many floors on the following Monday.
July 28, 1945: A B-25 Mitchell Bomber Hit The Empire State Building
The question is begged then, if the Empire State Building didn’t collapse after being hit by an airplane then why did the WTC buildings?