Two U.S. Army Air Forces P-51fighter planes crash in a residential area of Jacksonville, Florida.
Jacksonville Florida USA Date:1944, July 20 Duration:37 sec Sound:Yes
Aftermath of an accident on July 20, 1944, when two U.S. Army Air Forces P-51C Mustang fighter planes,flying low in close formation, struck a palm tree and collided over the 2800 and 2900 blocks of Post Street, in between Willow Branch and Cherry Streets. The crash caused a three-alarm fire involving twelve houses, three apartments, and three garage apartments. Both pilots, one a Lee High School Graduate, died in the crash. The only other fatality was a person killed by an airplane engine that crashed into his residence. (Reportedly, the aircraft were buzzing the home where parents of one of the pilots lived, in the 2700 block of Post Street.) Firefighters extinguishing the fire. Smoking houses. Debris lying in the area. People gathered around the houses. A damaged house. A wrecked car.
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