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

    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   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 Manufacturers:   American LaFrance   Autocar  Diamond T   International Harvester    Mack Truck
   Marmon-Herrington Company   Pacific Car and Foundry  Reo Motor Car Company   Ward LaFrance Truck Corporation   White Motor Company

Automotive Tire
Manufacturers:
   B.F. Goodrich    Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
 Updates and Additions  
Links

 

Updates and Additions
 

Additions:  2017
August 25, 2017 -
Fisher Body Detroit Tool and Machine page updated with new photos and information.
August 23, 2017 -
Harrison Radiator Division of GM page updated with new photos and information.
August 19, 2017 -
M26 Pershing tanks of the American Auto Industry page updated with new photos and information.
August 4, 2017 -
Fisher Body Cleveland Plant # 1 page added.
July 31, 2017 -
Fisher Body M4A3 Sherman tank photo page updated with new tank.
July 12, 2017 -
Fisher Body M4A3 Sherman tank photo page updated with new tank. 
June 18, 2017 -
Saginaw Steering Division of GMC page added.
June 18, 2017 -
B.F. Goodrich page added.
June 18, 2017 -
Ford M4A3 Sherman tank photo page updated with new information.
June 18, 2017 -
Chrysler M4A3 Sherman tank photo page updated. 
June 15, 2017 -
Fisher Body M4A3 Sherman tank photo page updated. 
June 14, 2017 -
Chevrolet page updated with new photos and information.
June 14, 2017 -
Diamond T page updated with new photos and information.
June 12, 2017 -
Ward LaFrance page updated with new photos and information.
June 7, 2017 -
Autocar page updated with new photos and information.
May 2, 2017 - Fisher Body M4A3 Sherman tank photo page updated. 
May 2, 2017 - Firestone Tire and Rubber page updated with new photos and information.
May 2, 2017 - International-Harvester page updated with new photos and information.
May 2, 2017 - Dodge Truck page updated with new photos and information.
May 2
, 2017 - M26 Pershing tanks of the American Auto Industry page updated with new photos and information.
April  30, 2017 -
Nash-Kelvinator
April  30, 2017 -
Checker Car Company page updated with new photos and information.
April  30, 2017 -
American Bantam page updated with new photos and information.
April  29, 2017 -
Oldsmobile page updated with new photos and information.
April  29, 2017 -
Oldsmobile - Fire-Power is our Business page added - link is on the main Oldsmobile page.
April 11, 2017 -
Chrysler built M4A3 Sherman tank photo page updated.
April 11, 2017 -
Marmon-Herrington Company added.
March 16, 2017 -
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company page updated with new information and photos.
March 16, 2017 -
Southern California Division of GM page updated with new photos and information.
March 10, 2017 -
Fisher Body Detroit Tool and Machine page updated with new photos and information.
March 2, 2017 -
American LaFrance page added.
February 25, 2017 - Ford built M4A3 Sherman tank photo page updated with new information.  Link is located on main Ford page.
February 21, 2017 -
Chrysler Warren, MI tank arsenal photo page updated.
February 21, 2017 -
Hudson Motor Car Company page updated with new information and photos.
February 20, 2017 -
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company page updated with new information and photos.
February 16, 2017 -
Ford Motor Company page updated with new photos.
February 10, 2017 -
United Motors Service Division of GM page updated with new photo and information.
February 7, 2017 - "Producing for War, Preparing for Peace" added to main Firestone page.
February 1, 2017 -
M26 Pershing Tanks of the American Auto Industry page added.

February 1, 2017 -
Highland Park, MI photo page added.
February 1, 2017 - Ford built M4A3 Sherman tank photo page updated with new information.  Link is located on main Ford page.
February 1, 2017 -
Chrysler Warren, MI tank arsenal photo page added.
February 1, 2017 -
Chrysler Post WWII M60 Patton tank photo page added.
February 1, 2017 -
Chrysler Warren, MI built M3 Lee/Grant Tank images page added.
January 28, 2017 -
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company added.
January 24, 2017 -
Inland Division and Saginaw Malleable Iron Divisions of GM pages updated with new photos.
January 17, 2017 -
United Motors Service and the Lima Tank Depot page updated with new information and photos.
January 17, 2017 - Fisher Body Grand Blanc, MI page updated with new information and photos.

Additions:  2016
December 25, 2016 -
Studebaker Plant Photo page updated with new photo.
December 25, 2016 -
Fisher Body Lansing, MI page updated with new photo.
December 25, 2016 -
Fisher Body Memphis, TN page updated with new information and photos.
December 25, 2016 -
Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors updated with new photo and information.
December 16, 2016 -
Fisher Body Grand Blanc, MI page updated with new information and photos.
December 12, 2016 -
Tank Destroyers of the US Automobile Industry added.
December 12, 2016 -
Buick built M18 Tank Destroyer photo page added.
November 28, 2016 -
International Harvester updated with new information and photos.
November 16, 2016 -
Sherman Tanks of the US Automobile Industry added.
November 15, 2016 -
Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors added. 
November 10, 2016 -
Fisher Body Grand Blanc, MI built M4A3 Sherman Tank and M10 Wolverine Tank Destroyer images pages added.
November 10, 2016 -
Chrysler Warren, MI built M4, M4A3, and M4A4 Sherman Tank images pages added.
November 10, 2016 -
Ford Highland Park, MI built M4A3 Sherman Tank images page added.
October 29, 2016 -
Cleveland Diesel Division of General Motors page added.
September 29, 2016 -
Ward-LaFrance page added.
September 13, 2016 -
Chevrolet page updated with new information and photos.
September 13, 2016 -
Diamond T page updated with new information and photos.
August 11, 2016 -
Ford built M4A3 Sherman tank photo page added.  Link is located on main Ford page.
July 28, 2016 -
The complete listing of all Army-Navy "E" Award Winners page added.
July 3, 2016 - Grand Blanc built M4A2 Sherman Tank images page added.
June 15, 2016 -
U.S. Automobile Industry Army-Navy "E" Award Winners page added.
June 12, 2016 -
Studebaker built R-1820 Aircraft Engines on the B-17 "Yankee Lady" added to main Studebaker page.
April 7, 2016 -
Delco-Remy page updated with new information.
March 18, 2016 -
Detroit Transmission Torqmatic Model 900-T page added on Detroit Transmission page.
February 15, 2016 -
Fisher Body Detroit Die and Machine Plant page added.
February 5, 2016 -
Harrison, Fisher Body Grand Blanc, Detroit Diesel Divisions of GM updated with new information and photos.
February 3, 2016 -
Ford Motor Car Company page updated with new information and photos.
January 31, 2016 - 
General Motors of Canada updated with new information and photos. 
January 24, 2016 - 
Diamond T page updated with new information and photos.
January 19, 2016 -
Detroit Transmission Division of GM updated with new information and photos.
January 3, 2016 -
A link to "The Power to Win" added to the Detroit Diesel Division of GM page.

Additions:  2015
December 27, 2015 -
Detroit Transmission Division of GM updated with new information and photos.
December 7, 2015 -
United Motors Service and the Lima Tank Depot added.
December 7, 2015 -
Fisher Body Division of GM page updated with new information.
December 4, 2015 -
Fisher Body Grand Blanc Plant Division of GM page updated with new photos and information.
November 20, 2015 - Fisher Body Grand Blanc Plant Division of GM page updated with new photos and information.
November 17, 2015 - "Toward Victory" page added on the General Motors page.
November 14, 2015 - Hudson Motor Car Company updated with new photos and information.
November 3, 2015 - Ford Motor Car Company page updated with new information and photos.
Novem
ber 3, 2015 - Chrysler page updated with new photos and information.
November 2, 2015 Nash Kelvinator with new photos and information.
October 31, 2015 -
Oldsmobile Division of GM page updated with new photos and information.
October 30, 2015 -
Fisher Body Grand Blanc Plant Division of GM page updated with new photos and information.
October 8, 2015 -
Packard Motor Car Company updated with new photos and information.
October 6, 2015 -
Harrison Division of GM updated.
October 5, 2015 -
Fisher Body Memphis Division of GM added.
October 2, 2015 -
Hyatt Bearings Division of GM added.  Harrison Division of GM updated.
September 30, 2015 -
Fisher Body Grand Blanc Plant Division of GM page updated with new photos and information.
September 22, 2015 -
Chrysler page updated with new photos and information.
September 22, 2015 -
Harrison, Fisher Body and Fisher Body Grand Blanc Plant Divisions of GM pages updated with new photos and information.
September 19, 2015 -
Diesel Division of GM page updated with new photos and information.
September 19, 2015 - Moraine Products Division of GM page added. 
September 5, 2015 -
Fisher Body Division of GM Grand Blanc, MI Tank Arsenal page added.
September 1, 2015 - Chrysler page updated with new photos and information.
May 12, 2015 -
Fisher Body Division of GM and Ford pages updated with new information.
May 5, 2015 -
Aeroproducts Division of GM page updated with new information.
April 30, 2015 -
Reo page updated with new information and photos.
April 29, 2015
- Nash Kelvinator Lansing Plants in World War Two page updated with new information.  The link is on the main Nash-Kelvinator page.
April 17, 2015
- Dodge Trucks in Service with the Polish Army added.  The link is on the Chrysler page.
April 13, 2015
- Nash Kelvinator Lansing Plants in World War Two page added.  The link is on the main Nash-Kelvinator page.
April 7, 2015
- Autocar updated with new photos and information.
April 6, 2015
- White Motor Company updated with new a photo.
April 5, 2015
- Fisher Body and Chevrolet Divisions of GM page up dated with new photos and information.
April 5, 2015
- Saginaw Malleable Iron Division of GM page added.
February 20, 2015
- Harrison Radiator Division of GM page added.
February 19, 2015
- Detroit Transmission Division of GM page updated with new information and photos.
February 19, 2015
- "One Millions Browning Machine Guns" added to General Motors main page.
February 14, 2015
- Chevrolet Division of General Motors page updated with new information and photos.
February 12, 2015
- Studebaker in World War One and Studebaker World War Two Vehicle Photo pages added.
February 12, 2015
- Studebaker, Studebaker Proving Ground and Studebaker South Bend Plant Photo pages updated with new information and photos.
February 12, 2015
- Chevrolet and Southern California Divisions of General Motors pages updated with new information and photos.
January 25, 2015
- Studebaker Proving Ground and Studebaker South Bend Plant Photo pages added.
January 24, 2015
- Buick Division of General Motors page updated with new information and photos.
January 14, 2015
- Chrysler page updated with new tank database.
January 7, 2015
- Inland Manufacturing Division of General Motors page updated with new information and photos.
January 4, 2015
- Brown-Lipe-Chapin Division of General Motors page updated with new information and photos.

Additions:  2014
December 24, 2014 -
Chevrolet page updated with new information and photos.
December 24, 2014 -
Chevrolet World War Two Truck Database page added on Chevrolet page.
November 30, 2014 -
Frigidaire Division of GM page updated with new information and photos.
November 27, 2014 -
Cadillac Division of GM page updated with new information and photos.
November 22, 2014 -
Southern California Division of General Motors page added.
November 6, 2014 -
Brown-Lipe-Chapin Division of General Motors page added.
November 2, 2014 -
Graham-Paige Motors Corporation page added.
October 23, 2014 -
Dodge Truck page added.  It is located as a link on the Chrysler page.
October 22, 2014 -
Checker page updated with new information and photos.
October 5, 2014 -
Reo page updated with new information and photos.
September 30, 2014 -
Studebaker page updated with new information and photos.
September 27, 2014 -
Diamond T, International Harvester and White pages updated with new information and photos.
September 1, 2014 -
Ford Motor Car Company page updated with new information and photos.
August 5, 2014 -
Autocar and White pages updated with new information and photos.
July 28, 2014 -
 American Bantam, International Harvester and Checker Motors updated with new photos and information.
June 6, 2014 -
The U.S. Auto Industry at the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944 added.
May 16, 2014 -
Ford, International Harvester and Chevrolet Division of General Motors updated with new photos and information.
May 14, 2014 -
Diamond T and Guide Lamp Division of General Motors updated with new photos and information.
April 28, 2014 -
Packard Electric Division of General Motors updated with new photos and information.
April 25, 2014 -
Checker, Chrysler, Hudson and Cadillac and Guide Lamp Divisions of General Motors updated with new photos and information.
February 20, 2014
- Detroit Transmission Division of GM page updated with new photos.
February 18, 2014
- Diamond T page updated with new photo.
February 18, 2014
- Buick Motor Division of GM page added.
February 7, 2014
- Detroit Diesel Engine Division of GM page added.
February 2, 2014
- Autocar, Checker, Crosley, Diamond T, GM- Canada, International Harvester, Mack, Studebaker, White and Links pages updated with new information.
January 28, 2014
-  Mack Truck page added.
January 28, 2014
- Diamond T page updated with new information.
January 27, 2014
- Aeroproducts Division of GM page updated with new information.
January 9, 2014
- Delco-Remy Division of GM page updated with new photos and information.
January 7, 2014
- Detroit Transmission Division of GM page added.
January 7, 2014
- GM Proving Grounds, Chevrolet and Cadillac Divisions of GM and Ford Motor Company pages updated with new photos and information.

2013
December 31, 2013
- Cadillac Motor Car Division of GM page added.
December 30, 2013
- Oldsmobile, Packard and Ford pages updated with new information and photos.
December 29, 2013
- Checker Car Company, Chevrolet and Crosley pages updated with new information and photos.
December 25, 2013
- General Motors (Milford) Proving Grounds page added.
December 24, 2013
- Delco Radio Division of GM page added.
December 23, 2013
- American Bantam page updated with new information and photos.
December 19, 2013
- Inland Division of GM page updated with new information and photos.
December 18, 2013
- Aeroproducts Division of GM page updated with new information and photos.
December 9, 2013
- Electro-Motive Division of GM page added.
December 9, 2013
- Hudson page updated with new information and photos.
December 7, 2013
- Willys-Overland page updated with new information and photos.
December 4, 2013
- American Bantam and Autocar pages updated with new information and photos.
December 3, 2013
- Packard Motor Car Company page updated with new information and photos.
December 2, 2013
- Delco International Harvester page updated with new information and photos.
November 26, 2013
- Delco Products Division of GM page added.
November 22, 2013
- Guide Lamp and Inland Divisions of GM pages updated with new information and photos.
November 19, 2013
- General Motors of Canada page added.  Chevrolet page updated with new information and photos.
November 17, 2013
- Willys-Overland page updated with new information and photos.
November 5, 2013
- General Motors "Progress In Technology" page added.  Link on General Motors Overview page.
November 4, 2013
- Pacific Car and Foundry page added.
November 4, 2013
- Delco Appliance, Inland, New Departure and Rochester Divisions of GM pages added.
November 4, 2013 -
General Motors Overview page updated with production statistics for all WWII GM Divisions.
November 2, 2013 -
Ford Motor Company, Guide Lamp, and Delco-Remy updated with new photos and information.
October 5, 2013 -
Ford Motor Company World War Two Production Database page added.
October 4, 2013 -
Guide Lamp Division of GM updated to current standards.
October 3, 2013 -
Oldsmobile page upda
ted with the addition of "Plant Tour Guide Book of Oldsmobile during WWII"
October 1, 2013 -
Chevrolet updated with photos, information and addition of new page, "Chevrolet Anderson, IN Open House".
October 1, 2013 -
Ford Motor Company updated with photos and information.
September 28, 2013 -
Nash-Kelvinator updated with photos and information.
September 22, 2013 -
American Bantam Car Company updated with photos.
September 20, 2013 -
Aeroproducts, Chevrolet, Delco-Remy, Guide Lamp Divisions of GM added.
September 20, 2013 -
Website brought up to current standard.
September 16, 2013 -
Oldsmobile Page updated with new information and photos.
September 16, 2013 -
Reo Page updated with new information and photos.
September 15, 2013 -
American Bantam Car Company, Chrysler, Ford, Nash-Kelvinator and Links pages added.`
September 10, 2013 -
Fisher Body Division of General Motors pages updated to current standard.
September 9, 2013 -
Hudson Motor Car Company page updated to current standard.
September 9, 2013 -
Crosley Auto page updated to current standard.
September 8, 2013 -
Packard Motor Car Company pages updated to current standard.
August 30, 2013
- Domain Name secured.  Original publication date.   

 

 

 

 

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