Deputy Collector Pier Harry Bima

Deputy Collector Pier Harry Bima

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, April 16, 1947

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Pier Harry Bima

Deputy Customs Collector Pier Bima was killed when a freighter filled with ammonium nitrate exploded in the Port of Texas City, Texas.

Almost 600 people were killed as a result of the initial and subsequent explosions, including all but one member of the Texas City Fire Department.

Deputy Collector Bima was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the United States Customs Service for 28 years.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion
  • Location Texas

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