SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER TRUE PREMIUM VODKA SAMUEL ADAMS
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VETS ON THE WHITE HOUSE LANES
President Harry S. Truman hosted three paraplegic World War II veterans for a demonstration at the White House bowling alley. Bowling was suggested to wounded veterans for its physical and mental bene ...
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A BVL EVENT
The Bowlers Victory Legion (BVL) was founded in 1942 as a show of support for the war effort. The BVL was supported by the major governing bodies in American bowling. Following the end of World War II ...
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ARMY HOSPITAL MODIFICATIONS
At the Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan, physicians and military leaders made bowling an important part of wounded veterans’ recoveries. The hospital outfitted its reconditioning ce ...
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WARTIME ALLEY
Even in times of war, bowlers will find a way to bowl. American serviceman J.R. Tucker snapped this picture of a rudimentary bowling alley in Mons, Belgium, while deployed during World War II. Tucker ...
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MISSISSIPPI BOWLING
Keesler Field Recreation was likely a bowling center housed on Keesler Air Field in Biloxi, Mississippi. Bowling alleys on military bases were popular with both service members and their families. A l ...
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BOWLING ON THE BASE
In the years after World War II, U.S. servicemen deployed overseas often set up bowling alleys for entertainment when they weren’t on duty. The Naval Air Station Keflavik, a United States Navy base in ...
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THE U.S. AMBASSADORS OF BOWLING
The Cold War intersected with bowling’s golden age, so it is no surprise that American servicemen and -women enjoyed the sport during personal time and while in active service. Wiesbaden, in what was ...
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INSTRUCTING THE TROOPS
Best known for his trick shots and demonstration films, Andy Varipapa showcased his famed talents for audiences across the country. During World War II, he joined other pros in giving bowling clinics ...
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