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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)
Sgt. 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)
T/Sgt. Raymond A. Flanigan Pitcher Major League US Army Europe
Unknown Dee V. Fondy, Jr. First Base Major League US Army Europe ('44)
T/5 John Grodzicki Pitcher Major League US Army Germany (Mar '45)
McMM1C Roy E. F. "Snipe" Hansen Pitcher Major League US Navy 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)
Pvt. 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)
Pvt. Daniel L. Ozark (Orzechowski) Manager Major League US Army France ('44)
Cpl. Alfred T. Papai Pitcher Major League US Army Europe ('44 or '45)
S/Sgt. Robert L. "Bob" Patrick Outfield Major League US Army France (Aug '44)
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)
S1c 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)
Pfc. Howard A. "Dizzy" Sutherland Ptcher Major League US Army Italy ('43)
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)
Pfc. Thomas Caliento Outfield Minor League US Army Germany (Apr '45)
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)
Sgt. Ernest J. DeFazio Second Base Minor League US Army Italy (Jul '44)
S/Sgt. John T. DeJohn Second Base Minor League USAAF over English Channel (Nov '42)
Cpl. Emile H. "Mickey" Dejonghe Infield Minor League US Marine Corps Guam (Jul '44)
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)
Sgt. Robert I. Didier, Jr. 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)
Lt. Col. Samuel W. Freeny 1B Minor League USMC Philippines (Apr '42)
Sgt. John J. Frye 1B/Outfield Minor League US Army Camp Wheeler, GA (Jul '45)
Pfc. Donald F. Gaab First Base Minor League US Army France (Jul '44)
Cptn. Armand W. Gardner Outfield Minor League US Army Germany (Dec '45)
2/Lt. Charles E. Greenockle Pitcher Minor League US Army France (Jul '44)
Unknown Henry J. Grybowski Catcher Minor League US Army Unknown
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)
Cpl. George L. Hooks Pitcher Minor League US Army N. Africa ('43)
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)
Private 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 '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)
Sgt. Richard F. "Dick" Mlady Pitcher Minor League US Army Germany (Jan '45)
Cptn. Malvern C. Morgan, Jr. 1B/Shortstop Minor League US Army Europe
Unknown Robert C. Motley Umpire Minors and Negro League US Marine Corps Okinawa ('45)
S/Sgt. Hugh Nelson Pitcher Minor League US Army Philipinnes
Unknown 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)
T/Sgt. Walter J. Plant Infield Minor League US Army Leyte ('44) and Okinawa ('45)
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)
Lt. William W. Salem Outfield/1B Minor League US Army Germany ('45)
1/Lt. Chester W. Sheets Pitcher Minor League US Army N. Africa and Germany
Unknown 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)
Cpl. Joseph M. Spalick Outfielder Minor League US Marine Corps Saipan (Jul '44)
Mjr. George T. Stallings, Jr. First Base Minor League US Army Belgium (Jan '45)
Pvt. William N. Stites Pitcher Minor League US Marine Corps Saipan and Okinawa
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)
Unknown Joe D. Thorn Pitcher Minor League US Marine Corps Iwo Jima (Feb '45)
Lt. J. Allen Turner Pitcher Minor League US Army N Africa (Feb '43)
Pvt. Robert L. Vetter Pitcher Minor League US Army France (Jul '44)
Pfc. Melvin C. Wasley Outfield Minor League US Army France (Jun '44)
Cpl. John F. "Jack" White First Base Minor League US Army late 1943
Cpl. Robert G. Wooten 1B/Pitcher Minor League US Marine Corps Guadalcanal (42/43)
Cpl. Leonard R. Worthington Pitcher Minor League US Marine Corps Okinawa (May '45)

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