FLASHBACK: CLASS OF 1941

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Thanks, Brother J. Robert Roemer ’70 for these wonderful flashback photos. Submit your own photos and stories here or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Lenny Thom ‘41, the unsung hero of the PT-109 & OSU football star, with JFK.

Ty Hardin played the part of Lenny in the 1963 biographical war film, PT 109.





 
Photo credit: OSU Library website



Don Scott ’41, WWII Hero & phenomenal athlete. Don Scott Field was named after this Delt.
“After entering Ohio State in 1938, Scott participated in baseball, track, basketball, and most notably football. In addition to being on the Players’ All American team for football and the first Big 10 Championship for basketball, Scott was also elected to sophomore, junior and senior Honor Societies as well as being a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

After enlisting, by May 1941, Scott, along with other OSU athletes were stationed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for Air Corps Training Detachment. By October, Scott had completed training and had advanced to get his wings and commission in the Army Air Corps. He was eventually promoted to a Captain.

Unfortunately, on October 1, 1943, at the age of 23, Scott was killed in a bomber crash over England. This marked the 100th alumnus or former student to give his life in World War II.”

For more information about Brother Scott, check out this article on the Ohio State University Library website.