3rd Air force Gremlins original rare b/w photograph. Original photo in nice collectible condition.
Board backing is good condition with corner wear. Photo is put on thick cardboard backing. The 1944 Third Air Force Gremlins football team represented the Third Air Force during the 1944 college football season.
The team compiled a 7-3 record. The Third Air Force was part of the United States Army Air Forces and was based in 1944 at Morris Field in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team played a 10-game schedule against other military service teams and defeated the Second Air Force team that was ranked No. 20 in the final 1944 AP Poll. Its three losses were against teams ranked in the top 20 in the final poll: Randolph Field No.
17; and Fort Pierce No. Quinn Decker, who coached at Centre College before the war, was the team's head coach.
The team's key players included backs Charley Trippi (left halfback), Ernie Bonelli (right halfback), Bob Kennedy (fullback), and Frank Gnup (quarterback), and linemen Art Brandau (center), Walt Barnes, and Jack Karwales. Trippi was named as a first-team player on the Associated Press' 1944 Service All-America team. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Photographs". The seller is "papercars" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.