The Bomb Squad
The LaGuardia-Pyke Bomb Truck and members of the Bomb Squad at work.
The trucks pull trailers with a woven steel mesh cage in which the bomb or other device is transported.
The cage is designed to contain any fragments or debris should the bomb explode in transit,
at the same time dissipating the explosive gases.
The "suits" were designed to minizize injury to an officer if a bomb
goes off in the process of trying to disarm it or walk it to the Bomb Truck.
the LaGuardia-Pyke Bomb Carrier truck|
designed by Lt. James A. Pyke, CO of the Bomb Squad in 1940
at the direction of
Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia
after the loss of Detetives Joseph J. Lynch and Ferdinand J. Socha
of the Bomb Squad when a bomb exploded at the New York World's Fair on July 4, 1940
officers of the Bomb Squad at work
Bomb Squad detectives Mulligan (left) and Heslin (right)
dismantling an incindiary device - November 12, 1969
photo courtesy of Harvey Frey