Report: Hitler’s nephew begged to join US Military

Posted at 10:04 PM, Aug 03, 2012

Adolf Hitler’s nephew was so determined to fight in WWII against his uncle, he had to go all the way to the president to get permission.

William Patrick Hitler fled Germany in 1939. USA Today is reporting that in 1942, he wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt asking to let him join the military.

He had already been rejected several times.

The paper reports that the president had J. Edgar Hoover check him out and he was cleared.

William Hitler joined the US Navy in 1944 where he served for three years.