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Front page April 27, 1944: Three dead as ships sink in Lake Erie

Among the news on the front page of The Buffalo Evening News on April 27, 1944:

  • World War II is raging in Europe and the Pacific.
  • President Roosevelt orders the takeover of Chicago headquarters of Montgomery Ward department store for violating wartime operating rules.
  • Two Buffalonians among the crew involved in two separate Lake Erie freighter collisions; three died in accidents blamed on fog.
  • West Side ash collection is out of hand.

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