Albuquerque AAB Flying Kelleys US Air Force Team 1942

US Army Air Base Team 1942

Nickname: Flying Kelleys

All-Time Record: (Wins-Losses-Ties; Points For-Points Allowed) 5-4-0 118-90

History:Played one season in the US Service Team Circuit of World War II (1942-1945). Mostly played teams from nearby SouthWest USA: New Mexico, West Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona and California. Played both Major Colleges (New Mexico Lobos, Arizona, State Sun Devils), as well as Minor Colleges and other Air Force and Army Teams. Finished with a 5-4-0 (Wins-Losses-Ties) Record. They chose an Irish nickname: Flying Kelleys, Kelley being an Irish Surname or Family Name. One of the players (Jack Dungan) also had an Irish Name.

Results 1942

19.09.19421New Mexico Lobos (4-5-2)L6-73
26.09.19422New Mexico TchrsW26-62
03.10.19423Lubbock ArmyW12-02
10.10.19424West Texas State (7-2-0)L13-181
17.10.19425Wichita Aero CommandL3-313
11.11.19428New Mexico A&M (2-7-0)W13-05
15.11.19429Colorado Springs Air Base (1-6-0)W32-02
21.11.194210Arizona State Sun Devils (2-7-0)W13-05
29.11.194211University of San Francisco (6-4-0)L0-284
Albuquerque AAB Flying Kelleys US Air Force Team Results 1942 [Reference: 1]

Teams in Italics are College Teams.


Ted ShipkeyNew MexicoHead Coach
Ted Wright
Bernie HonanLake ForestEnd
Jack DunganArizonaTackle
Hank MorrisCenter
Tony GasparovichTackle
Ed MarshallGeorgiaEnd
Wick MalphrusQuarterback
Harvey JohnsonMississippi StateHalfback
Cleo MaddoxIndianaHalfback
Connie SparksTexas Christian UniversityFullback
Albuquerque AAB Flying Kelleys US Air Force Team Roster 1942 [Reference: 1]



[1] Daye, John (2014) Encyclopedia of Armed Forces Football: The Complete History of the Glory Years 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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Last Updated: 30 September 2020

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