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Local history: Survivors remember terrifying April 1943 tornado
Tornado survivors salvage what they can after houses were tossed into the middle of Case Avenue in April 1943 near the old Portage Iron Co. in East Akron. (Photo courtesy of Edward M. Bogard)
A Goodyear Heights house rests on top of an automobile after a tornado cut a swath of destruction April 27, 1943. (Photo courtesy of Edward M. Bogard)
Sightseers survey the damage to a tornado-ravaged home off Copley Road in late April 1943. The twister destroyed hundreds of buildings in Summit County. (Photo courtesy of Edward M. Bogard )