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Ration Coupons Stolen at Yanceyville, NC: June 1945

Ration Coupons Stolen at Yanceyville

Caswell County History: In June 1945 "safecrackers" blew open the safe at the Caswell County Rationing Board in Yanceyville, NC, and stole a quantity of ration coupons (primarily gasoline and sugar). The thieves drilled the safe, wired it for a "nitro" charge then "blew it wide open." The early morning blast occurred during a rainstorm and was mistaken for thunder.

Source: The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), 9 June 1945.

Ration Coupon

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