The Army college football team enjoyed a miraculous three-year run in 1944-1945-1946, winning three consecutive national championships. Over the course of this dominant period, the Black Knights scored a composite total of 1,179 points while giving up just 161. Their record over this span was 27-0-1, with the lone tie coming in 1946 against Notre Dame, which may be the Fighting Irish’s greatest victory of all-time.
Army’s ruling triumvirate of misters, “Mr. Inside” Doc Blanchard, “Mr. Outside” Glenn Davis and “Mr. Topside” Alvin Tucker, graduated in the 1946, ending the greatest period of success ever known at West Point. This trio of gridiron heroes is seen in this handsome 1947 U.S. Military Academy “Howitzer” yearbook. These memorable players are seen in both their military uniforms on pages 406 and 407, and their football uniforms on page 408 in a team photo with the rest of the 1946 National Champions squad. Blanchard and Davis are also seen together in inset photos on pages 404 and 408.
The cover of this seventy-year old tome is decorated with a gleaming embossed eagle and shield logo that shows remarkable detail definition, especially considering the book's advanced age. The cover boards are clean and attractive with moderate wear on the corners and at the top and bottom of the spine, otherwise this ancient yearbook is solid and the pages are bright and glossy.