Tommy Hitchcock Jr

  • American

One of the Greatest Athletes in the History of Polo

Thomas Hitchcock Jr was a notable American polo player and a World War I combat aviator with the Lafayette Escadrille. Mr Hitchcock was killed an air crash in Salisbury, England, during World War II. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Pilot Lafayette Escadrille 1917


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1917/00/00 During his three months at the French front, Hitchcock is credited with shooting down two German planes. He himself is shot down behind enemy lines, captured and held by the Germans for six months before escaping. Combat Pilot
1921/06/00 The Americans win the Westchester Cup by beating the English in two straight polo matches at London's Hurlingham polo ground. In the first game Hitchcock scores five goals, more than the entire English team. US Polo Champion Fulham Greater London 1921 Westchester Cup
1924/07/12 After the points are tallied in round robin Polo matches, Argentina wins Gold and the United States takes Silver at the Games of the VIII Olympiad. Hippodrome de Saint-Cloud race course at 1 rue du Camp Canadien in Saint-Cloud near Paris, France. US Polo Champion Hauts-de-Seine VII Olympic Games, Summer 1924
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