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Found a bunch of Americans who served in foregien armies, in this book I got, Upon Other Fields On Other Days, a book on College Football War Dead/Wounded and other Causalities.

 

First up is John Prentiss Poe,from from the famous Poe family, served in the Spanish American War, then he became a mercenary, joining the English in 1914, KIA in one of the Battalions of the Black Watch in France at Loos 1915.

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Poe

 

 

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Dillyn P.Starr, not much on him other than he was a one time quarterback for Harvard, crossed the Atlantic, and joined the English, was KIA as a Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards.

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A Thomas Niven a football player, Stevens Institute, no other info other than Canadian Army, KIA at Passchendaele with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

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George Marter Crawford, Lehigh, Crawford's an interesting one, a USAAS piolt, he's shot down near St Mihiel and listed as MIA, turns out he was captured, after his release he then goes to the newly reestablished Poland and fly's with the Kościuszko's Squadron.

 

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Crawford in the new Polish air Force, front row second from the left.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko%C5%9Bciuszko%27s_Squadron

 

Here's his Polish page.

 

http://www.bequickorbedead.cba.pl/crawford_george_marter.html

 

 

 

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A Richard Ely, a University of Virginia Gridiron Standout, Royal Canadian Engineers, in his listing in the book says he was KIA during the first days of the Battle of Britain July 1940, so since he wasn't in the RAF or the RCAF, I think he was killed a Luftwaffe air attack of his camp during the Battle of Britain.

 

http://www.canadaatwar.ca/memorial/world-war-ii/111527/sapper-richard-ely/

 

Here he is as Richard J Ely, got his Letter in 1936.

 

http://www.virginiasports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/all-time-letterwinners.html

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John Higginbotham, Princeton 38 elevens. Higginbotham flew with RAF No 133 Squadron, and was killed on November 25 1940 in a mid air collision of his Spitfire and another over London.

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=hRNbAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR66&lpg=PR66&dq=john+higginbotham+princeton+football&source=bl&ots=-S-nX9M8Xs&sig=PPu8E9AMxzHLuByTC6Jg9uhUUqU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGpO_5oY_VAhVIWT4KHaKZAdkQ6AEIQTAF#v=onepage&q=john%20higginbotham%20princeton%20football&f=false

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A Herbert W. Hainey Universty of Portland (40 )Royal Canadian Air Force is listed, says shot down over the Channel Oct 1942, but can't find no info at all of him.

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George Marter Crawford, Lehigh, Crawford's an interesting one, a USAAS piolt, he's shot down near St Mihiel and listed as MIA, turns out he was captured, after his release he then goes to the newly reestablished Poland and fly's with the Kościuszko's Squadron.

 

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Crawford in the new Polish air Force, front row second from the left.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko%C5%9Bciuszko%27s_Squadron

 

Here's his Polish page.

 

http://www.bequickorbedead.cba.pl/crawford_george_marter.html

 

 

 

 

He was unique hero. Here is much better Polish page http://bequickorbedead.com/article_detail/virtuti_militari-americans-crawford-george-marter-por-pil/

 

PDF with abstract in English http://bazhum.muzhp.pl/media//files/Colloquium/Colloquium-r2011-t3/Colloquium-r2011-t3-s9-22/Colloquium-r2011-t3-s9-22.pdf


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:)

 

Today's decamouflaged MiG-29 of the Polish Air Force in honor of George M.Crawford, among others, all US airmen fighting for the Polish independence in 1919-1920 and in honor of the Kościuszko Squadron.

 

The 7th Fighter Squadron (so-called Kościuszko Squadron) badge never dies! :D

 

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And the PAF's F-16C Block 52+ with the Kościuszko Squadron emblem. This time in honor of both 7th Fighter Squadron and 303 PAF Squadron during the Battle of Britain.

 

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