On the 8th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, so many people do not know or have forgotten about the crash of a World War II, B-25 Bomber that flew into the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
Fourteen people who died that day in 1945 doesnâ€˜t compare to the 2,948 who lost their lives including those in the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Sixty four years has shrouded the memory of a day thatâ€˜s been ignored and forgotten because of an Army Air Corps pilot who made an error in flight due to foggy weather.
The events that happened that day in 1945 have been written into a fictional novel by Michael K. Jones. He has written a 277 page book (The Coincidences of Kyle) that correlates with what happened on that not so infamous day. He has combined facts that develop into a story thatâ€˜s filled with action, romance, and adventure included with a little touch of comedy.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is currently being built at the site where the two twin towers once stood. Currently an organization called Story Corps is conducting recorded interviews from anyone who has a story about a victim of the September 11 attacks, including the attack that occurred on February 26, 1993 which killed 6 people and injured 1,042. A recording booth is temporary located at lower Manhattanâ€˜s Foley Square. For information or to make appointments call, 212- 312-8788.
The bomber crash of the Empire State Building should be added to the memorial as a reminder that tall buildings which are designed to be safe; are not really safe as they seem.
Michael K. Jones