Carswell Bombers: Champs of a Forgotten Football Era: Fifty years ago, military bases and other installations had their own football teams. None was better than the Carswell Bombers, a Fort Worth-based team that won national championships in 1951 and 1952. The team was built by offering Southwest Conference college players about to graduate a chance to join the reserve and avoid the Korean War. "The general was our buddy," said one player. "He was a big sports fan."