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    Athletes also gave their service towards the war effort like Max Schmeiling. Hitler drafted him in the paratroops and placed him on suicide missions, but Max survived and still is living. Other athletes like Ted Williams, Joe Dimaggio, Yoggi Berra, Moose Krause, and others gave their service. Who was your favorite war athlete and what did he do in the war?
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    Re: Favorite Athlete of WWII

    Originally posted by FelixAlicea
    Athletes also gave their service towards the war effort like Max Schmeiling. Hitler drafted him in the paratroops and placed him on suicide missions, but Max survived and still is living. Other athletes like Ted Williams, Joe Dimaggio, Yoggi Berra, Moose Krause, and others gave their service. Who was your favorite war athlete and what did he do in the war?
    Moe Berg........mediocre catcher, excellent spy.
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      Re: Re: Favorite Athlete of WWII

      Originally posted by Lance Williams
      Moe Berg........mediocre catcher, excellent spy.
      Go Moe! Or Ted Williams. Or Bobby Feller. But I think I like Moe best as well.
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        Jesse Owens. Though I don't think he served in the war, he showed up Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, and that was better than anything he could have done in combat.
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          I remember hearing of 2 English cricket players who served in the war.

          One was the spinner Hedley Verity, who I believe was killed in the Italy/Sicily with the army.

          The second was Bill Edrich who, I think, was in the RAF and flew either Lancs or Mosquitoes.

          Then, of course, there were Bobby Moore, Pele, John Wark, Ossie Ardiles, et al who all escaped from a POW camp by playing a game of football (soccer to our North American Friends).:whistle:

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            Hank Bauer. The reason he had such a big schnozz is because a Japanese bullet clippped the end of it on Okinawa.

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              USMC Captain Ted S. Williams

              He flew over 1,100 hours between 1942 and 1945.

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                Hans Ulrich Rudel.

                Throughout his book, he attributes his ability to survive when others didn't to his athleticism.
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