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Ballplayers Wounded in Combat

World War II
Rank Name Position Level of Baseball Played Service Location/Date when Wounded
Pfc. John E. Andre Pitcher Major League US Army Pearl Harbor (Dec '41)
Unknown Rex E. Barney Pitcher Major League US Army Germany ('45)
Sgt. Henry A. "Hank" Bauer Outfield Major League US Marine Corps Pacific (twice)
MM Henry E. "Gene" Bearden Pitcher Major League US Navy Pacific (Jul '43)
S2C Lawrence P. "Yogi" Berra Catcher Major League (HOF) US Navy France (Aug '44)
Pfc. James N. Bivin Pitcher Major League US Marine Corps Pacific ('42 to '45)
Sgt. James R. Blackburn Pitcher Major League US Army Belgium (Dec '44)
Unknown Edward J. Blake Pitcher Major League US Army Philippines ('45)
Cpl. Leland V. "Lou" Brissie Pitcher Major League US Army Italy (Dec '44)
T/Sgt. Nestor L. Chylak, Jr. Umpire Major League (HOF) US Army Belgium (Jan '45)
Sgt. Michael D. Dejan Outfield Major League US Army Germany (Apr '45)
Unknown Dee V. Fondy, Jr. First Base Major League US Army Europe ('44)
Unknown John Grodzicki Pitcher Major League US Army Germany (Mar '45)
Unknown Roy E. F. "Snipe" Hansen Pitcher Major League Unknown Pacific (Nov '44)
Mjr. Ralph G. Houk Catcher Major League US Army Germany (Jan '45)
Yeoman Arthur H. Johnson Pitcher Major League US Navy off Formosa (Jan '45)
Pfc. Edward T. Kazak (Tkaczuk) Third Base Major League US Army France (Sep '44)
Sgt. Edward P. Kearse Catcher Major League US Army France (Nov '44)
1/Lt. John H. "Jack" Knott Pitcher Major League US Army Belgium (Jan '45)
Pfc. Stanley E. Lopata Catcher Major League US Army Europe ('44/'45)
Sgt. Omar J. "Turk" Lown Pitcher Major League US Army Germany (Mar '45)
Unknown Morris W. "Morrie" Martin Pitcher Major League US Army Belgium (Dec '44)
Unknown Robert A. "Maje" McDonnell Coach Major League US Army Germany (Dec '44)
Pfc. William J. "Bill" Moisan, Jr. Pitcher Major League US Army Europe ('45)
Sgt. Emmett J. "Heinie" Mueller Infield Major League US Army Germany (Feb '45)
Cpl. Alfred T. Papai Pitcher Major League US Army Europe ('44 or '45)
Sgt. Earl W. Rapp Outfield Major League US Army Germany ('45)
2/Lt. Harold H. "Hal" Rice Outfied Major League US Army Pacific ('45)
T/5 Joseph A. A. "Skippy" Roberge Infield Major League US Army Germany (Feb '45)
Unknown Simon "Sy" Rosenthal Outfield Major League US Navy English Channel (Sep '44)
Lt. John R. "Bob" Savage Pitcher Major League US Army Europe (3 times)
1/Lt. Robert E. "Bert" Shepard Pitcher Major League USAAF Germany (May '44)
1/Lt. Warren E. Spahn Pitcher Major League (HOF) US Army Germany (Mar '45)
Unknown Joseph J. Tepsic Outfield Major League US Marine Corps Guadalcanal ('42)
1/Lt. John S. "Jocko" Thompson Pitcher Major League US Army Europe ( '44 and '45)
S/Sgt. Louis C. F. Thuman Pitcher Major League US Army France (Jul '44)
Unknown Clifford E. "Earl" Torgeson First Base Major League US Army France (Jan '45)
Pfc. Harry W. Walker Outfield Major League US Army Germany (Mar '45)
PhM Thomas G. Warren Pitcher Major League US Navy N. Africa (Nov '42)
M/Sgt. Dick C. Whitman Outfield Major League US Army Belgium (Jan '44)
S/Sgt. James H. "Hoyt" Wilhelm Pitcher Major League (HOF) US Army Belgium (Dec '44)
Cpl. Paul S. Almonte Pitcher Minor League US Army Italy (Jul '44)
Pvt. Willard G. "Willie" Anderson Outfield Minor League US Army Germany (Apr '45)
Sgt. Sterling W. Arnold Pitcher Minor League US Army Germany
Cptn. Michael J. Auer Pitcher Minor League US Army Europe (1945)
Cpl. Jack C. Barber Pitcher Minor League USAAF Germany (Dec '44)
2/Lt Orville G. Barr Pitcher Minor League US Army Europe ('44 or '45)
Pfc. Stanley R. Bazan Catcher Minor League US Marine Corps Iwo Jima (Feb '45)
Unknown Robert C. Boyce Pitcher Minor League US Army Pacific ('44 or '45)
Mjr. Robert J. Byrne Third Base/Outfield Minor League USAAF North Africa (Jan '43)
Unknown Fred R. Chumley Pitcher Minor League US Marine Corps Saipan (Jun/Jul '44)
Unknown Fred C. Cochrane Outfield Minor League US Army Air Force Europe
Cptn. James E. Conlan Outfield Minor League US Army Air Force North Africa ('44)
Sgt. Joseph P. Damato Infield Minor League US Army Belgium (Dec '44)
Cpl. Alexander Danelishen, Jr. Pitcher Minor League US Army Europe ('44 or '45)
COX Delbert B. Davis Catcher Minor League US Navy Pacific (Oct '44)
Unknown Ernest J. DeFazio Unknown Minor League US Army Italy (Jul '44)
S/Sgt. John T. DeJohn Second Base Minor League USAAF over English Channel (Nov '42)
T/Sgt. Angelo P. DeLucia Infield Minor League USAAF Pacific (twice)
1/Lt. Alfred L. "Al" DeRenne Outfield Minor League US Army Italy (Dec '43)
Unknown Robert I. Didier Catcher Minor League US Army Italy
Unknown Alberto R. Esqueda Pitcher Minor League US Army Germany ('45)
1/Lt. Michael Feduniak Catcher Minor League US Army Air Force India
S/Sgt. Eugene M. Fellmeth OF/First Base Minor League US Army Air Force Germany (Dec '45)
Sgt. William P. Fennhahn Pitcher Minor League US Army Germany ('45)
Sgt. Beverly G. "Red" Ferrell Outfield Minor League US Army France (Aug '44)
Pfc. Richard T. Foley Catcher Minor League US Army Holland ('44)
2/Lt. Wilson G. "Lefty" Francis Pitcher Minor League US Army France ('44)
  John J. Frye 1B/Outfield Minor League    
2/Lt. Charles E. Greenockle Pitcher Minor League US Army France (Jul '44)
Pfc. Otto E. Halvacs First Base Minor League US Army France (Jul '44)
Pfc. Carl R. Heidel Pitcher Minor League US Army Germany (Jan '45)
Unknown John W. "Walt" Hemperly, Jr. Infield Minor League US Army Germany (Apr '45)
Sgt. Gerald M. "Jerry" Juzek Pitcher Minor League US Marine Corps Guadalcanal (Aug '42)
S/Sgt. Kenneth G. Kallenberg Pitcher Minor League US Army Pacific (3 times)
PhM Burt L. Kenmuir Catcher/Manager Minor League US Navy Guadalcanal (late '42)
Pvt. Alvin C. Kluttz Catcher Minor League US Army France (Jan '45)
Pvt. Thomas J. Koval (Kavalauskas) Outfield Minor League US Army France ('44)
2/Lt. Walter N. Lance, Jr. First Base Minor League US Army Germany ('45)
Unknown Richard W. "Dick" Lang Outfield Minor League US Army France (Jan '45)
Unknown John Levitsky Unknown Minor League US Army France ('44)
Cpl. Ferrell D. "Dee" Loveless Third Base Minor League US Army New Britain (Jan '44)
Unknown Elias J. "Doc" Marett Third Base Minor League US Army Pacific ('43)
Mjr. James P. Martin Second Base Minor League US Army Air Force Pacific (May 29, '45)
Unknown Phillip G. Mazzeo Umpire Minor League US Army Air Force Italy
Cpl. Robert E. Mayence Second Base Minor League US Marine Corps Saipan (Jun '44)
Cptn. Malvern C. Morgan, Jr. 1B/Shortstop Minor League US Army Europe
S/Sgt. Hugh Nelson Pitcher Minor League US Army Philipinnes
  Joseph Nelson Pitcher Minor League US Navy Okinawa ('45)
2/Lt. Russell D. Niller, Jr. Pitcher Minor League USAAF over Poland (Mar '45)
Pfc. William R. "Tiny" Osborne Pitcher Minor League US Army France (Jul '44)
2/Lt. Leslie L. Palmer Outfield Minor League US Army Air Force Italy (Oct '44)
Sgt. Felix J. Penso, Jr. Outfield/Pitcher Minor League US Army France ('44)
S/Sgt. Peter J. "Pete" Petropoulos Pitcher Minor League US Army France (June '44)
Pfc. Carl C. "Hoodsie" Petroziello Third Base Minor League US Army Europe (four times)
  Walter J. Plant Infield Minor League US Army Leyte ('44)
Sgt. John J. Pollock Catcher Minor League US Army Italy (twice)
Cpl. Lee A. Porterfield Pitcher Minor League US Army Europe ('44 or '45)
Cptn. Frederic P. Price First Base Minor League US Army Savo Island (Aug '42)
Unknown Daniel G. Radakovich Catcher Minor League US Navy Carribbean (early '43)
Pfc. Robert C. Ray Third Base Minor League US Army Germany (Mar '45)
Cptn. Lloyd J. Rice Outfield Minor League US Army France (Jun '44)
  William W. Salem Outfield Minor League US Army Germany ('45)
1/Lt. Chester W. Sheets Pitcher Minor League US Army N. Africa and Germany
  Sam S. Shotwell Pitcher/OF Minor League US Army Sicily (1944)
S/Sgt. Halburt M. Simpson Outfield Minor League US Army France (late '44)
Lt. Morris A. "Mike" Skaalen Pitcher Minor League USAAF Betio Island (Jan '44)
S/1c Victor Slobe Pitcher Minor League US Navy Morocco (Nov '42)
Sgt. Robert E. "Perk" Smith Pitcher Minor League US Army France (Aug '44)
Mjr. George T. Stallings, Jr. First Base Minor League US Army Belgium (Jan '45)
Pvt. Vincent Stukoski (Rydzewski) Pitcher Minor League US Army Pacific ('45)
S/Sgt. John L. "Jack" Suydam Outfield Minor League US Army Belgium (Dec '44)
2/Lt. Robert W. Teeples Pitcher/SS Minor League US Army Pacific (1945)
T/5 Webster A. "Buck" Templeton 2B/Shortstop Minor League US Army Europe ('44)
Sgt. John E. Thoma First Base Minor League US Army Germany (Apr '45)
  Joe D. Thorn Pitcher Minor League US Marine Corps Pacific
Pvt. Robert L. Vetter Pitcher Minor League US Army France (Jul '44)
Pfc. Melvin C. Wasley Outfield Minor League US Army France (Jun '44)
  Robert G. Wooten 1B/Pitcher Minor League    
Cpl. Leonard R. Worthington Pitcher Minor League US Marine Corps Okinawa (May '45)

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