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
   B.F. Goodrich    Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
 Updates and Additions  


US / American Automobile Industry World War Two Links
This page updated 10-23-2017.

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  • Staghound T17 - This website provides excellent information on this little known Chevrolet built armored car


Detroit Diesel Division of General Motors:


Firestone Tire and Rubber Company:  The 1943 Firestone film "All out for Victory".  The videos below are individual clips from this film and provide an excellent view back 70 years ago as to Firestone's contribution to the winning of WWII.

Fisher Body Division of General Motors:


Frigidaire Division of General Motors:

FWD - Four Wheel Drive Corporation:

General Motors:

  • Victory is our Business - Video:  This is an early WWII film from GM showing the conversion to war products.  The narrator does get a little bit carried away.  But then it was an emotional time for the country.

  • GM News Parade - Video:  Includes 100,000 diesel engine being built, Airshow in Detroit, 2,500 FM-2 Wildcat, Capt. Gentile at Aeroproducts in Vandalia, OH

  • History of GM Plants

GM of Canada:




International Harvester:


Overseas Division of General Motors:


  • The Packard Plant - Then and Now - The old Packard Plant in Detroit seems to be one of the most photographed of the old auto plants still around.  This is the best photo collection I have seen.

  • Packard - The Rise and Fall of an Industrial Icon

  • Men Bet Their Lives On It - Video:  WWII Packard video of its marine and aircraft engines in use and in manufacturing

Reo Motor Car Company:





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