The American Automobile Industry in World War Two
An American Auto Industry Heritage Tribute
By David D Jackson


Overview      The U.S. Auto Industry at the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944    The U.S. Auto Industry and the B-29 Bomber   U.S. Auto Industry Army-Navy "E" Award Winners   The Complete listing of All Army-Navy "E" Award Winners   Sherman Tanks of the American Auto Industry   Tank Destroyers of the American Auto Industry    M26 Pershing Tanks of the American Auto Industry   Serial Numbers for WWII Tanks built by the American Auto Industry

    Automobile Manufacturers:  American Bantam Car Company   Checker   Chrysler   Crosley   Ford   General Motors   Graham-Paige   Hudson
   Nash-Kelvinator   Packard      Studebaker    Willys-Overland

General Motors Divisions
(Undergoing development) Aeroproducts   Brown-Lipe-Chapin   Buick   Cadillac   Chevrolet   Cleveland Diesel   Delco Appliance   Delco Products   Delco Radio   Delco-Remy   Detroit Diesel   Detroit Transmission   Electro-Motive   Fisher Body   Frigidaire   GM Proving Grounds   GM of Canada   GMC   GMI   Guide Lamp   Harrison Radiator   Hyatt Bearings   Inland   Moraine Products   New Departure   Oldsmobile   Packard Electric   Pontiac   Saginaw Malleable Iron   Saginaw Steering Gear   Southern California Division   Rochester Products   United Motors Service

Truck and Implement Manufacturers:   American LaFrance   Autocar  Diamond T   Caterpillar   Clark Equipment Company   Cleveland Tractor Company   Federal Motor Truck   International Harvester    Mack Truck
   Marmon-Herrington Company   Massey-Harris   Pacific Car and Foundry  Reo Motor Car Company   R.G. LeTourneau   Seagrave Fire Apparatus   Ward LaFrance Truck Corporation   White Motor Company

Automotive Tire
Manufacturers:
   B.F. Goodrich    Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
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 Introduction, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado    Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois     Illinois, Indiana    Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland   Maryland. Massachusetts    Michigan, Minnesota    Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey   New Jersey, New Mexico, New York    New York, North Carolina    Ohio    Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania    Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington   West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Hawaii -  All Construction Company "E" Award Winners   Army-Navy E Flag Images
Army-Navy E Awards in World War Two / WWII

E Flag Images

This page updated 4-23-2018.

Company:  Boyertown Auto Body Works
Number of Stars:  4
Dates of Awards:  5-24-1943 and approximately every six months for the next two years
World War Two Products:  900 ambulances and 2,563 mobile units
Date Photographed:  April 2016
 


Photo courtesy of Rudy Lev.


Photo courtesy of Rudy Lev.


Company:  Brown Shipbuilding Company, Houston, TX
Number of Stars:  4
Dates of Awards:  Unknown
World War Two Products:  12 Submarine Chasers, 61 Destroyer Escorts, 23 LCI(L) Landing Craft, Infantry (Large)
Location of Flag:  National World War Two Museum, New Orleans, LA
Date Photographed:  3-16-2018


Author's photo.


Company:  Delco-Remy Division of General Motors, Anderson, IN
Number of Stars:  3
Dates of Awards: 
 May 4, 1943; Feb-26 1944; Sept 9, 1944; April 21 1945
World War Two Products:
(1,500,000+) electrical sets consisting of generators, cranking motors, regulators, switches, distributors and coils for military trucks, tractors and DUKWs.
(485,000+) heavy duty of generators, cranking motors, regulators, coils and switches for Army tanks and tank destroyers and for Navy landing craft and PT boats.
(105,000+) aircraft generators and regulators.
(295,000+) aircraft magnetos.  Two magnetos were used per aircraft engine.  During WWII (812,615) aircraft engines were produced.  DR supplied over 147,500 or 18% of them with magnetos.
(62,000+) aircraft engine controls.
(40,000+) Sperry automatic pilot servo controls.  
(60,000+) complete sets of aluminum castings for the Allison V-1710 and V-3420 aircraft engines.  Allison produced (69,305) V-1710 and V-3420 engines during WWII.
Location of Flag:  Madison County Historical Society, Anderson, IN during Delco-Remy display
Date Photographed:  2-29-2016
For the complete story on this flag please visit:  http://www.delcoremyhistory.com/army-navy-eflag.htm
 


Author's photo.


Author's photo.


Company:  Oldsmobile Division of General Motors, Anderson, IN
Number of Stars:  3
Dates of Awards:  August 10, 1942; February 6, 1943; September 25, 1943; June 3, 1944
World War Two Products:  Tank and Aircraft Cannons, Artillery Shells
Location of Flag:  RE Olds Museum, Lansing, MI
Date Photographed:  3-30-2018


Author's photo.


Author's photo.


Author's photo.


Company:  R.D. Suman, Richmond, IN
Number of Stars:  3  (The flag on display does looks to be the original without stars.)
Dates of Awards:  Unknown
World War Two Products:  Go No-Go snap gauges
Location of Flag:  Museum of the Soldier, Portland, IN
Dates Photographed:  9-20-2014 and 4-22-2018


Author's photo 9-20-2014.


Author's photo 9-20-2014.


Author's photo 4-22-2018.


Author's photo 4-22-2018.


Company:  Whittington Pump and Engineering, Indianapolis, IN
Number of Stars:  2 (This flag has one star on it.)
Dates of Awards:  Unknown
World War Two Products: Pumps
Location of Flag:  This flag is the property of Brian Williamson, Portland, IN.  Photo taken at the Museum of the Soldier, Portland, IN
Date Photographed:  4-22-2018
Comments:  This flag was found and purchased by Mr. Williamson at an antique store.  After 75 years it is in brand new condition.


Author's photo.


The "E" flags were manufactured by the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot of the U.S. War Department.  Author's photo.


Company:  Unknown
Number of Stars:  0
Dates of Awards:
World War Two Products: Unknown
Location of Flag:  Madison County Historical Society, Anderson, IN during Guide Lamp Division of General Motors display
Date Photographed:  8-12-2016
This is not the Guide Flag, as it had four stars on it. It was purchased in an internet auction by one of the members of the Historical Society and put on display to represent Guide's winning of the award.


Author's photo.


Author's photo.

 

 

 

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