SEATTLE BOMBERS

  • The Seattle Bombers – the Northwest’s first professional football franchise – played in the Northwest War Industries League, which was renamed the American Football League for the 1944 season.
  • The club’s owner was Al Davies. He was described in the opening day game program as a Seattle-Tacoma sportsman and industrialist. He owned three of the Pacific Northwest’s leading metal working companies, and was contracted by the U.S. government to construct steel ships for the war effort.
  • The Bombers played a total of seven home games at Sick’s Stadium, with the first home game in franchise history on Sept. 8, 1944 versus the Los Angeles Mustangs. The game was played at night and featured “ghost” balls, which were white footballs with 1″ wide black stripes. The Bombers lost the contest by a score of 12-7.
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