1943 4th AIR FORCE "FLYERS" vs. COLLEGE of the PACIFIC - AMOS ALONZO STAGG- WW2

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  • Sold Date: Dec 23, 2012
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GREAT condition program for game played between the FOURTH AIR FORCE FLYERS and the COLLEGE of the PACIFIC...Game was played at the LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM on Saturday, December 11, 1943...Here's what happened at this game...

The last game of the 1943 season was

played in a sea of mud at the Los

Angeles Coliseum before a small crowd

of 10,000 fans. The March Field Flyers, (Fourth Air Force)

led by “Indian” Jack Jacobs of

Oklahoma fame, dominated the

outmanned College of the PacificTigers for a 19-0 win. The

score stood at 7-0 at the intermission,

but Jacobs passed for two more

touchdowns while the powerful Flyers

shut down the Pacific offense. The

highlight of the game for the Tigers

was a 79-yard punt by Ensign Preston

Johnson (formerly of S.M.U.).

Here's a little history about the 1943 college football season...

Service teams dominated the AP Top 20 in 1943.

Not only were six of the top dozen squads organized by the military, but three schools—Michigan, Purdue and Duke—benefited from on-campus Navy training programs that attracted college and pro athletes from all over the region and let them play ball. Michigan, for example, took the field with an All-Big Ten backfield that included Wisconsin's Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch
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