Having managed to secretly inform his men of the departure date of the train carrying him to Alcatraz, Al Capone continues to work om his escape. The plan is to free Capone when the train stops for 5 minutes in the northern California community of Cloverville. Capone's men arrive the day before the snatch and basically take over the town at gunpoint. Ness and his men are soon on to them however and manage to enter the town. Needless to say, Capone ends up in Alcatraz. Written by
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In this 2-part fictionalized story of an escape attempt of Al Capone from the train transporting him to Alcatraz in 1934, the script writer took the liberty to include a historic character in a minor but noticeable role. The mob hires a charter air service to fly Capone to Mexico after the escape. The pilot/proprietor of the 'Lone Eagle Flying Service' is named Fred Noonan, played by Eddie Firestone. Fred Noonan was the legendary pilot and navigator who served as Amelia Earhart's navigator on her famous round-the-world last flight in 1937. This connection is not explained in part 2 of the episode, so it is left up to the history buffs among the viewers to figure it out. See more