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American Football Database
For the college football coach, see Bill Mallory.
Bill Mallory
Date of birth: November 20, 1901
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Date of death: February 13, 1945(1945-02-13) (aged 43)
Place of death: Italy
Career information
Position(s): Fullback
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
College: Yale University
College Football Hall of Fame

Bill Mallory (November 20, 1901 – February 13, 1945) was an American football player. He was a significant part of the Yale University teams that went 8–1 in 1921 and 8–0 in 1923. After graduating, he joined the US Army Air Forces as an intelligence officer and led Operation Mallory during World War II, which destroyed 22 of 24 bridges over the Po River, thereby damaging German supply lines into Italy. He died on his way home from the war, when his plane crashed. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1964.[1]


  1. College Football Hall of Fame, accessed January 9, 2007