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Linn Farish

Full name: Linn Markley Farish
Gender: Male
Born: October 3, 1901 in Rumsey, California, United States
Died: September 11, 1944 in near Athina, Attiki, Greece
Affiliations: Stanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rugby

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Linn Farish attended Stanford where he played football and rugby, and studied geology. After graduation he became a top geologist and petroleum consultant, but he became famous for his war exploits. As an engineer and expert pilot, Farish was sent into Yugoslavia as a secret agent. He mapped out the area and located many areas which, although dangerous, could be used as landing strips. He then flew in and out of Yugoslavia, rescuing hundreds of fliers who had bailed out of crippled planes in the Balkans. He spent three 90-day periods in Yugoslavia, each time parachuting in, and then surveying the area by plane, looking for appropriate landing strips. On the third of these trips, his plane crashed in the Balkan Mountains. He was given the Distinguished Service Cross and the government’s code of secrecy towards the actions of secret agents was broken, so that his name could be released as a military hero.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Rugby Men's Rugby United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T C P DG
1924 Summer 22 Paris Rugby United States USA Round-Robin Match #3 1 1924-05-18 USA 17, FRA 3 Forward 3 1 0 0 0
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