Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Looking Back to 1941: Military Convoy Rushes Through Sycamore

From the April 27, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1941, 75 years ago.

"Saturday shoppers on State Street in Sycamore were treated to a display of military power in the early hours of the afternoon as an armored convoy of he 21st Field Artillery passed hurriedly through the city, an estimated 250 going through at between 30 and 40 miles per hour in two hours.

"Every type of military equipment was represented in the huge parade which came and went unannounced.  There were large vehicles of six wheels carrying large 77 mm guns, anti-tank cars carrying 35 mm guns, machine guns cars and small trucks and motorcycles.

--GreGen

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