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.
The Extraordinary Christmas of 1935 - The story of how the Grand
Rapids Fisher Body plant came into being and the meaning of it for
the unemployed workers of the area during the middle of the
depression. An excellent historical article with photos of the
Aerial America Michigan Sneak Peak - At about one minute into
the video it shows the administration building for Fisher Plant One
on Saginaw in Flint, MI. This is all that is left of this
historic plant. In the complete version of Aerial America
Michigan there is more time spent on the significance of Plant One
with more aerial footage of the former administration building about
five to ten minutes from the end.
Grand Blanc built
M10 Wolverine Restoration - Photos of an M10 during and after
restoration at the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles. The
Detroit Diesel 6-71 diesel engines along with AC fuel filters and
Delco-Remy voltage regulators can be seen. This is what it
looked like when it came off the assembly line at the Grand Blanc
Tank Arsenal in WWII.
Victory is our
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
American Armor - TankFest Northwest 2015 - The speaker in
this one hour video uses primary source material to de-bunk many of
the so called "truths" relating to the M4 Sherman tank during WWII.