Which four Detroit Lions died in the Second World War?
World War II claimed the lives of 23 NFL men – 21 active or former players, an ex-head coach, and a team executive. Of those brave men, four of them with the Detroit Lions organization:
- Lt. Charlie Behan (E, Detroit, 1942) – Killed on Okinawa in 1945
- Sgt. Alex Ketzko (T, Detroit, 1943) – Killed in France in 1944
- Capt. Lee Kizzire (FB, Detroit, 1937) – Shot down near New Guinea in 1943
- Lt. Chet Wetterlund (HB, Cardinals–Detroit, 1942) – Killed in plane crash off New Jersey coast in 1944
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