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.
|19.09.1942||1||New Mexico Lobos (4-5-2)||L||6-7||3|
|26.09.1942||2||New Mexico Tchrs||W||26-6||2|
|10.10.1942||4||West Texas State (7-2-0)||L||13-18||1|
|17.10.1942||5||Wichita Aero Command||L||3-31||3|
|11.11.1942||8||New Mexico A&M (2-7-0)||W||13-0||5|
|15.11.1942||9||Colorado Springs Air Base (1-6-0)||W||32-0||2|
|21.11.1942||10||Arizona State Sun Devils (2-7-0)||W||13-0||5|
|29.11.1942||11||University of San Francisco (6-4-0)||L||0-28||4|
Teams in Italics are College Teams.
|Ted Shipkey||New Mexico||Head Coach|
|Bernie Honan||Lake Forest||End|
|Harvey Johnson||Mississippi State||Halfback|
|Connie Sparks||Texas Christian University||Fullback|
 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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