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Frank McErlane death.... Chicago gangster...



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October 9, 1932

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, October 9, 1932

* Frank McErlane death 
* Irish-American gangster
* Thompson submachine gun


The top of page 4 has a two column heading: "Battling Killers in Delirium, Inventor of Gang Ride Dies" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the death of Frank McErlane.

wikipedia notes: Frank McErlane was a Prohibition-era Irish American gangster. He led the Saltis-McErlane Gang, allied with the Johnny Torrio-Al Capone Gang, against rival bootleggers, the Southside O'Donnell Brothers. He is credited with introducing the Thompson submachine gun to Chicago's underworld. The Illinois Crime Survey called him, "the most brutal gunman who ever pulled a trigger in Chicago".

Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with 10 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.

Category: The 20th Century

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