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   Southern California Division   Rochester Products   United Motors Service

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

Automotive Tire
Manufacturers:  Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
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Studebaker World War Two Vehicle Photos
South Bend, IN
1852-1963
Rest in Peace

This page added 2-12-2015.

Below are photos of the Studebaker US6 2-1/2 ton 6x6 truck and the M29 Weasel as photographed by the author.


The US6 2-1/2 ton 6x6 truck:  I have been told there are only about 35 of these left, as most of the production went to the Soviet Union and never came back.

This one is owned by the Studebaker National Museum and is on loan to the National Military History Center in Auburn, IN.  This was never run and is just as it came off the assembly line in South Bend in WWII.

This one is privately owned by an individual in Ohio and was photographed at the National MVPA Convention in Louisville, KY in June of 2014.  The bed is not the correct one for the truck, as it is off a Diamond T truck, and is wider than the original.  The serial number is 21645.

M29 Weasels

This M29C was photographed at the National MVPA Convention in Louisville, KY in June of 2014.  It is in the markings of the USMC at the Iwo Jima landings.

This was another M29C photographed at the National MVPA Convention in Louisville, KY in June of 2014 and is in European winter camouflage with a sled.

This 1944 M29C was photographed at the Marion Fly-in/Cruise-in at the Marion Airport, IN in 2013.  It is sort of different with an jet aircraft external fuel tank mounted on the Weasel to make it look like a rocket launcher.  Serial number 13791.

 

 

 

 

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