Which three Philadelphia Eagles died in Second World War?


Which three Philadelphia Eagles 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. Among those 23 brave NFL men, there were three who were in the Philadelphia Eagles organization, two players, and one executive:

  • Cpl. Mike Basca (HB, Philadelphia, 1941) – Killed in France in 1944
  • Lt. John O’Keefe (Front office, Philadelphia) – Killed flying a patrol mission in Panama Canal Zone
  • Lt. Len Supulski (E, Philadelphia, 1942) – Killed in plane crash in Nebraska in 1944




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