I was looking at the career stats of brilliant Hall of Fame shortstop Arky Vaughan, and I noticed that he doesn't have any stats from 1944 to 1946. He spent his first ten years in the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates, then moved on to Brooklyn where he played his 1942 and '43 seasons and then again in 1947 and '48. As I am typing this out it just came to me that he most likely went to war during the 1944-1946 seasons, ala Ted Williams.
And as I was reading up on Vaughan to get more information on his missing seasons, I learned that he died at age 40 when the boat he was fishing in sank during a heavy thunderstorm on Lost Lake, near Eagleville, California.
Am I right in assuming Vaughan fought in World War II during the 1994-1946 seasons?