Philadelphia/Pittsburgh Steagles Primary Logo 1943

Bret Miller

Philadelphia/Pittsburgh Steagles Primary Logo 1943

In 1943, when manpower shortages stemming from World War II made it impossible to fill the roster, the team merged with the Pittsburgh Steelers forming the “Phil-Pitt Eagles” and were known as the “Steagles.” The merger, never intended as a permanent arrangement, was dissolved at the end of the 1943 season. The logo is a black eagle grabbing a black helmet.