|Date||Location||All-Star Team||NFL Team|
|27.08.1942||Chicago||College All-Stars||0||Chicago Bears||21|
|30.08.1942||Los Angeles||Western Army All-Stars||7||Washington Redskins||26|
|31.08.1942||Philadelphia||College All-Stars||8||Philadelphia Eagles||16|
|06.09.1942||Denver||Western Army All-Stars||16||Chicago Cardinals||10|
|09.09.1942||Detroit||Western Army All-Stars||12||Detroit Lions||0|
|12.09.1942||New York||Eastern Army All-Stars||16||New York Giants||0|
|13.09.1942||Milwaukee||Western Army All-Stars||21||Green Bay Packers||36|
|16.09.1942||Baltimore||Eastern Army All-Stars||13||Brooklyn Dodgers||7|
|19.09.1942||Syracuse||Western Army All-Stars||7||New York Giants||10|
|20.09.1942||Boston||Eastern Army All-Stars||7||Chicago Bears||14|
Each of the National Football League teams played a game in Preseason 1942 against either the College All-Stars (0-2 Wins-Losses), Western Army All-Stars (2-3), or Eastern Army All-Stars (2-1). The NFL teams record read 6-4 Wins Losses. Playing the NFL teams before heading over to Europe or the Pacific just before entering World War II must have given the Soldiers a huge morale boost.
Some of these games were played at Major Stadiums such as Soldiers Field in Chicago (home of the Bears, 101,000 capacity crowd attended) or cities without Major League Pro Teams, such as Syracuse (NY), Baltimore (Maryland), Denver (Colorado), Los Angeles (California), Boston (Massachusetts) and Milwaukee (Wisconsin).
 Daye, John (2014) Encyclopedia of Armed Forces Football: The Complete History of the Glory Years pg. 92. St. Johann Press. Haworth, New Jersey.
Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Sondra Maher, Rick Kelley, Kim Kelley, Bart Barden, Sam & Robin Thompson & Tim Leadingham.
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