Harold Eugene "Eddie" Green (November 2, 1898 – April 10, 1934)
was an American bank robber and
Depression-era outlaw during the 1930s, best known as a member of
the John Dillinger gang. He was
also associated with Frank "Jelly" Nash, Volney Davis and the Karpis-Barker
Gang in his early career.
Green was considered a highly intelligent criminal and expert "jug
marker," widely known to employ
tactics such as casing banks and planning escape routes that he
drove prior to a robbery to ensure a
perfect getaway. His connections with corrupt politicians and police
officials in St. Paul, Minnesota
made him extremely useful in setting up safe houses and provide
warning from police raids.
Herbert Youngblood, a Gary, Indiana, murderer,
whom John Dillinger took with him when he made
his escape from the
Lake County Jail at Crown Point, Indiana, on March 3, 1934 is shown.
Baby Face Nelson
Lester Joseph Gillis (December 6, 1908 – November 27, 1934),
known by the alias George Nelson, better
known as Baby Face Nelson,
was an American bank robber in the 1930s. Gillis was given the
Baby Face due to his youthful appearance and small stature,
although few dared call him "Baby Face" to
his face. Criminal
associates instead called him "Jimmy". Nelson entered into a
partnership with John
Dillinger, helping him escape from prison
during the famed Crown Point, Indiana Jail escape, and was
labeled along with the remaining gang members as public enemy number
Nelson was responsible for killing more FBI agents in the line of
duty (three: W. Carter Baum, Herman
Hollis, and Samuel P. Cowley)
than any other person. Nelson was fatally shot by FBI agents during
shootout called The Battle of Barrington.
Homer Van Meter
Homer Virgil Van Meter (December 3, 1905 – August 23, 1934) was
an American criminal and bank robber
active in the early 20th
century, most notably as a criminal associate of John Dillinger and
Baby Face Nelson.
Harry "Pete" Pierpont (October 13, 1902 – October 17, 1934) was a
Prohibition era gangster. He is
perhaps most noted for being a
friend and mentor of John Dillinger.
Described as handsome and soft-spoken, Pierpont was a bright,
natural-born leader. Fiercely loyal,
he had a reputation of taking
care of those around him and not squealing on his friends. He
publicity, and was content to let others, especially Dillinger, take credit for the bold bank robberies
the Michigan City prison break.
Pierpont was executed in the electric chair at the Ohio Penitentiary
on October 17, 1934.