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December 7, 1941 : Army and FBI Arrive in Detroit To Guard Vital Resources As WWII Commences for U.S.

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The Army and the FBI Sunday night took over Detroit to insure protection of her vital defense industry.

Four truckloads of Selfridge Field troops arrived in the city at a late hour to set up guard at the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. Similar precautions were planned for the Michigan Central Railroad Tunnel under the river and vital carferries.

Sources :

"U.S. Troops Arrive to Protect City", Detroit Free Press, December 8, 1941, cover page.

"War Guard Moves Into City Plants; FBI Takes Action to Fight Sabotage; Workers to Have Strict Regulations", Detroit Free Press, December 8, 1941, cover page.

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