Emil competed in the United Kingdom Track and Field Championships while in England, winning the shot put, escorgs second in the discus, and third in the hammer.
As a young man, Emil exemplified an athletic ideal. The Army Air Corps official artist, Capt. Following basic training, Moldea was sent to Lowry Field outside Denver. Though his playing career had been short-circuited, the stay in Colorado allowed him a shortcut to coaching and he volunteered as an esscorts coach for the University of Denver.
After graduating, the newly minted Lieutenant Moldea became the physical escoets officer for the th Fighter Group and was soon at Royal Air Field Leister in England. Chuck Yeager, who first came to public attention after being shot down over France and then evading capture by eventually making his way into Spain.
He earned All-City honors as a lineman xc received a scholarship offer to attend Ohio State. The th provided heavy bomber escorts during deep penetrat -ing missions.
Post-war Akron exemplified the promise of peace. He was fired following the season and replaced by Paul Brown. The man responsible for accumulating them, Francis Schmidt, would not be around to enjoy the success.
It was in many ways an idyllic escorys, like a living in a Norman Rockwell painting. The group also flew strategic missions and support -ed the Allied D-Day invasion by flying eight missions and sorties.