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James H. 'Jimmy' German

 

Jimmy German

Date of Birth: November 6, 1917, in Louisville, Kentucky

Date of Death: August 28, 1945, Burma (27 years old)

Source:

He was an assistant coach for Boyertown High School in Boyertown, Pennsylvania

after his football career.

He joined the U.S. Army Air Force in January 1942.  He was killed in the line of

duty while flying 'The Hump' over Burma-India on a C-47 with eleven other crew members.

 

Teams:

1939 Washington Redskins (NFL)

1940 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)

College:

Centre College