Just a couple of days before the end of 1975, a large bomb ripped apart the TWA baggage claim area at LGA, killing 11 people and injuring scores more. See story here: http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.co...ia-airport-christmas-bomb-of-1975/
I realize it has been almost 40 years since this event occurred but having lived in the New York area most of my life, I really don't remember hearing anything about this horrible attack. Apparently there are a few news articles out there that were written on various anniversaries of the bombing, including a NYT piece a few years ago, but I think it is safe to say this bombing (the worst in NYC since the 1920s and only surpassed by 9/11/01) has been out of the public consciousness for decades. There have been lots of theories as to who planted the bomb in a row of lockers but nobody has ever been charged and the case is officially unresolved.
Does anybody have any personal stories related to this bombing? Can anybody pinpoint the location of the explosion today? I'm assuming TWA used the central terminal building in 1975, now Terminal C, but does anybody know the exact location? Is there a memorial or plaque for the victims? Although I can understand the airport does not like to remind people of past tragedies, it's kind of amazing to me that thousands of people probably pass the spot of this bombing every day and have no idea such a malicious event killed almost a dozen innocent passengers, workers and drivers right where they are standing.
[Edited 2012-09-14 08:14:22]