European Theater of Operations (ETO) Football Championship Autumn 1943

ETO Autumn 1943

10.10.1943PodhsBall Toters
17.10.1943Elm Park, ReadingRed Tornado14Gremlins0
24.10.1943WellingboroughEngineering Bulldozers0Ball Toters0
31.10.1943Elm Park, ReadingSkytrain0Red Tornado0
28.11.1943Oxford UniversityArmy Blues0Army Greens0
05.12.1943White City StadiumCentral Base Pirates88th Air Force Commandos0
12.12.1943St. Helen’s Stadium, Swansea101st Screaming Eagles6Invaders6
European Theater of Operations (ETO) Football Championship Autumn 1943 [Ref: 1]


The Autumn 1943 European Theater of Operations (ETO) Football Championshp, among American soldiers in World war II, is notable for the appearance of the Bulldozers, an African-American Engineering team. The Championship was a series of “Turkey Bowl” style games, named after Thanksgiving, around which most games were played.



[1] Foglio, Massimo & Ford, Mark L. (2017) Touchdown in Europe – How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 47-82. Published by the author.


Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Sondra Maher, Rick Kelley & Tim Leadingham.

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