Walking through Flushing Park, looking for remnants of the two World's Fairs that here held here during the last century, I came across a memorial plaque hidden away in a flowerbed by the Queen's museum. It marked the deaths of two members of the NYPD's bomb squad, who it said were killed near by investigating an explosive device on July 4th, 1940.
It turns out that this little known terrorist attack is largely forgotten in New York history. As the bomb was planted in the British Pavilion, the German Nazi Bund party was suspected, but the case was never solved.
Investigating the case led me to meet the daughter of one of the two officers killed that day, who was 10 when the tragedy occurred.
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