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Question by 99explorer. Uploaded on July 27, 2010
The first two shots hit Clyde in the head. Then about 27 bullets hacked through his body. His foot slipped off the brake pedal as eight bullets snapped his spinal cord. Bonnie's red hat was thrown into the back seat from a bullet that tore through her skull. Then two bullets tore through the left side of her face where her jaw was crushed. Another bullet tore two fingers from her right hand. The police did not stop shooting until the car stopped moving. Clyde's body was found lifelessly hanging through the steering wheel while Bonnie's body was thrown on the side of the door where she had her head between her legs as if she were fainting.
IMHO~ 40+rounds from 2~BARs 10round mags,2~M-8 351cal/6rounds
2~win M~1898 shotguns w/buckshot w/6rounds
1~30/40 krag-Jorgensen w/6rounds
1 or 2 max, the rest was overkill
The two fatal rounds...
I agree. It's a trick question. One each.
Understanding their record and reputation, I'd say the insurance of heavy fire was a fine way to leave nothing to chance. If there's a way to be 110% dead, I think that was accomplished, but I wouldn't care to see Clyde's BAR protruding from a door or window to return fire. No, I believe I'd expend every round, reload and keep firing, just as those Texas and Louisiana lawmen did.
Not a trick question at all. Back in those days, cars were really "Ford tough," as police learned in an earlier ambush of Bonnie and Clude in west Dallas County. In 1933, .45 caliber slugs would only leave a dent in the metal.
And so, early in the morning of May 23, 1934, every member of the posse was armed with high powered rifles, including two BAR's. They knew that Clyde was similarly armed.
Clyde bore the brunt of the initial volley. High velocity rounds ripped through his head and body and he died instantly. Bonnie didn't go as easily. Members of the posse said later that she emitted a long unearthly scream as bullets slashed her body. The car rocked back and forth from the impact of the bullets. Then it was over.
The posse was astounded that Bonnie was still alive. Just as they reached the car, she breathed her last. Both Bonnie and Clyde were hit at least forty times, some of the bullets passing through both bodies before imbedding themselves in the side of the car.
It was not a case of overkill by any means.
One each, the rest were "insurance" that they would not get away again.
We dont know how many it took, but we know how many they used...
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