Little piece of interesting history I guess- Found a letter sent to me by Ursula Patzke. She was one of the hostages the Dillinger gang took, at the Racine bank robbery in Nov 1933. I got to know her through the collection and all. She happened to be an extra in the TV movie Dillinger with Mark Harmon also.
Anyway, I had asked her about her 45 minute ride with the gang in a 1933 Buick model 90 7 passenger sedan with jump seats . This is the same car I have now, but not the one the gang used. This is where Makley picked up his 21/28 overstamp Thompson that was recovered in Tucson.
This is the second page of a letter she sent me starting about what Dillinger's voice sounded like and then some other stuff about her ride. In other phone conversations with her she said she was scared to death. She sat in the middle backseat with Pierpont on one side Homer on the other, Russel Clarke was in a jump seat, the other jump seat folded down covered with money bags. Dillinger was driving, Makley in the passenger seat giving get-a-way directions from a map they had made and the new stolen 28N Thompson.
So, here's the letter and the 1933 Buick get-a-way car ..( mine, not John's )
Note: I should add that the Racine Bank President, Grover Weyland was in the backseat too, sort of sitting on Leslie Homer's right leg, next to Ursula.
The picture I've added is the shoelaces that Pierpont used to tie Miss Patzke to Mr. Wyeland to a small tree after they let them off in the country.
Ursula had kept them in a scrape book with newspaper clippings and such.
Edited by OCM, 03 December 2017 - 05:06 PM.