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February191945
The Assault on Iwo Jima: D-Day in Japan
A Notre Dame hero would become an American hero on the shores of Iwo Jima, fighting for the boys.
Keywords: jack chevigny, world war ii, d-day, iwo jima, angelo bertelli, texas, army, knute rockne, george gipp, win one for the gipper, football
February231945
Six Notre Dame men are freed from prison camp by Domers
Six Notre Dame men would be liberated from a Japanese prison camp by a fellow Domer.
Keywords: world war ii, father lawyer, john finneran, father mckee, brother kapes, brother hennel, michael adrian, tony alsobrooker, bill back
March41945
ND HB was KIA on Iwo Jima
PFC George Birmingham USMC, star HB on the 1942 Notre Dame freshmen football team from Sioux City, Iowa was killed in action on Iwo Jima.
Keywords: world war ii, george birmingham, iwo jima, ed lalley, frank leahy, mike noonan, johnny lujack, emil sitko, george gipp, jack chevigny
May151945
1st Lt George Murphy USMC
George Murphy was a starting end and team captain of Frank Leahy's 1942 Notre Dame team.
Keywords: football, george murphy, world war ii, frank leahy, okinawa, joe kuharich, hugh devore, ara parseghian, georgia tech, michigan, wisconsin, great lakes naval, tom creevy, john mcginnes, frank cusick, george birmingham, frank sullivan, bill hofer, bob mcbride, francis pieri
November31945
The Only Tie Verse Navy
The 1945 Notre Dame-Navy game was probably the strangest game in the series - who played for which team; the 'incident' regarding ND back Elmer Angsman; and the controversial final moments.
Keywords: football, navy, world war ii, elmer angsman, fred earley, bob kelly, bob van summern, frank ruggerio, holy cross, george ratterman, bill leonard, boley dancewicz, phil colella, frank leahy, army, don mcauliffe

Baseball

  • 4/21: W ND 11 - Camp Atterbury 6
  • 4/22: W ND 6 - Wakeman Hospital 4
  • 4/27: L Michigan 6 - ND 1
  • 4/28: L Michigan 12 - ND 4
  • 5/1: W ND 4 - Northwestern 0
  • 5/4: W ND 26 - Western Michigan 10
  • 5/5: T ND 2 - Western Michigan 2
  • 5/6: W ND 7 - Bunker Hill 2
  • 5/11: L Michigan 12 - ND 3
  • 5/18: L Western Michigan 13 - ND 6
  • 5/19: W ND 3 - Western Michigan 0
  • 5/20: L Bunker Hill 19 - ND 4
  • 5/25: W ND 3 - Ohio State 1
  • 5/26: W ND 11 - Ohio State 8
  • 6/1: L Iowa Pre-Flight 5 - ND 4
  • 6/6: W ND 1 - Great Lakes 0
  • 6/8: W ND 10 - Northwestern 4
  • 6/10: L Iowa Pre-Flight 7 - ND 5
  • 6/16: L Great Lakes 5 - ND 0

Football

  • 9/29: W ND 7 - Illinois 0
  • 10/6: W ND 40 - Georgia Tech 7
  • 10/13: W #3 ND 34 - Dartmouth 0
  • 10/20: W #3 ND 39 - Pittsburgh 9
  • 10/27: W #2 ND 56 - Iowa 0
  • 11/3: T #2 ND 6 - #3 Navy 6
  • 11/10: L #1 Army 48 - #2 ND 0
  • 11/17: W #7 ND 34 - Northwestern 7
  • 11/24: W #5 ND 32 - Tulane 6
  • 12/1: L Great Lakes NTS 39 - #5 ND 7

Men's Basketball

  • 1/2: L Purdue 44 - ND 32
  • 1/6: L Great Lakes 59 - ND 58
  • 1/10: W ND 49 - Iowa Pre-Flight 44
  • 1/16: W ND 79 - Marquette 56
  • 1/20: W ND 55 - Great Lakes 51
  • 1/27: W ND 59 - Kentucky 58 (OT)
  • 2/2: L DePaul 56 - ND 52
  • 2/3: W ND 56 - Northwestern 37
  • 2/10: W ND 66 - NYU 60
  • 2/14: W ND 51 - Iowa Pre-Flight 38
  • 2/17: L Marquette 56 - ND 55
  • 2/27: W ND 71 - Northwestern 66
  • 3/6: W ND 87 - Detroit 43
  • 12/9: W ND 56 - Camp Atterbury 37
  • 12/11: W ND 52 - Chanute Field 45
  • 12/15: W ND 65 - Wisconsin 51
  • 12/19: W ND 60 - St. Louis 45
  • 12/22: W ND 49 - Purdue 47