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JOHN DILLINGER FRONT PAGE HEADLINE SUNDAY AMERICAN STATESMAN: DILLINGER MAKES ESCAPE FROM POLICE COMPLETELY

$175.00

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DILLINGER: DILLINGER MAKES ESCAPE FROM POLICE COMPLETELY

Authentic original Austin, Texas Sunday American-Statesman, 20 pp, 17 x 22.75, March 4, 1934. Front page banner headline: "Dillinger Makes Escape From Police Completely", and several sub-heads "Notorious Killer Breaks Out With Wooden Pistol", "Woman Sheriff Ready To Shoot Dillinger Dead", "Sworn Cop Killer Takes Fast Car and Two Machine Guns". Great front page story about his famous escape from the Crown Point, Indiana jail, with a wooden gun. Paper has general age toning, edge flaking and minor tears, otherwise in fine condition. Also included are a copy of the FBI Dillinger Wanted Poster and a copy of the Chicago Coroners Death Report dated four month later. 

John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American gangster in the Depression-era United States. He operated with a group of men known as the Dillinger Gang or Terror Gang, which was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations, among other activities. Dillinger escaped from jail twice. He was also charged with, but never convicted of, the murder of an East ChicagoIndiana, police officer who shot Dillinger in his bullet-proof vest during a shootout, prompting him to return fire; despite his infamy, it was Dillinger's only homicide charge.

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover developed a more sophisticated Bureau as a weapon against organized crime, using Dillinger and his gang as his campaign platform.

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