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The Second Air Force was home to many former collegiate and professional football players who were serving their World War II tour of duty. They created a football team during this time called the Superbombers. In 1942, the Superbombers were a formidable force in college football, considered the third most powerful service team in the nation. The were invited to play in the 8th annual Sun Bowl, the only service team to appear in a bowl that season. In 1944, the Superbombers played in the Treasury Bond Bowl game against the Randolph Field Ramblers, but lost 13 to 6. The Treasury Bond Bowl was played for the sale of war bonds, which were issued by the government to help finance the military operations during WWII.