Which two Washington Redskins players 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. Two of those brave men played for the Washington Redskins:
- Maj. Keith Birlem (E, Cardinals–Washington, 1939) – Killed trying to land combat damaged bomber in England in 1943
- Lt. Eddie Kahn (G, Boston/Washington, 1935-1937) – Died from wounds suffered during Leyte invasion in 1945
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