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Saturday 4th of May 1946

78 years ago

Two corrections officers and three prisoners are killed during the 'Battle of Alcatraz' in Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California, United States.

William A. Miller and Harold Stites were killed by Marvin HubbardBernard Coy and Joseph Cretzer. All three were shot dead as squads of armed officers periodically rushed into the cellhouse firing repeatedly into the narrow corridor where they were hiding. Miran Thompson and Sam Shockley were executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin on 3 December 1948 for their roles in the Battle of Alcatraz.

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