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Chester Jerome 'Chet' Wetterlund


Chet Wetterlund

Date of Birth: March 19, 1918

Date of Death: September 5, 1944, Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey (26 years old)


The Sun - Published 09/08/44

Did you know?

Lieutenant Chet Wetterlund died in a plane crash off the coast of New Jersey

while training with the United States Navy.

Chet Wetterlund was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in the 9th round of the 1942 NFL

Draft.  He was traded to the Detroit Lions on October 22, 1943 for USC's Tom Chantiles.



1942 Detroit Lions (NFL)


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