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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 U.S. Automobile Industry Army-Navy "E" Award Winners

This page added 6-15-2016.

U.S. Auto Manufacturers Army-Navy "E" Award Winners

Company Location Number of Awards Dates - If Known Notes  
American Bantam Car Company Butler, PA 3      
           
Chrysler Corporation Airtemp Division, Dayton, OH 2      
  Amplex Division, Detroit, MI 2      
  Chrysler Motors of California, Los Angeles, CA 2      
  DeSoto, Wyoming Plant, Detroit, MI 3      
  Detroit Tank Arsenal, Centerline, MI 4      
  Dodge Plant, (Main and Forge), Detroit, MI 2      
  Evansville Ordnance Plant, Evansville, IN 1      
  Highland Park, MI 3      
  Jefferson Plant, Detroit, MI 3      
  Lynch Road Plant, Detroit, MI 3      
  New Castle Plant, IN 5      
  Plymouth Plant (Gun Arsenal), Detroit, MI 5      
  Tank Arsenal Proving Ground, Utica, MI 2      
Chrysler Total   37      
           
Ford Motor Company Aircraft Engine Plant, Dearborn, MI 1      
  Glider Plant, Iron Mountain, MI 3      
  Richmond Tank and Motor Vehicle Depot, Richmond, CA 4      
  Somerville Branch, Somerville, MA 2      
  Twin City Branch, St. Paul, MN 1      
  Willow Run Bomber Plant, Ypsilanti, MI 1      
  Ypsilanti Plant, Ypsilanti, MI 3      
Ford Total   14      
           
General Motors A.C. Spark Plug Division, Flint, MI 5      
  A.C. Spark Plug Division, Ionia, MI 2      
  Allison Division, Indianapolis, IN 4      
  Brown-Lipe-Chapin Division, Syracuse, NY 3      
  Buick Motor Division, Flint, MI 3      
  Buick Motor Division, Melrose Park, IL 5      
  Cadillac Motor Car Division, Detroit, MI 4      
  Chevrolet Motor Division, Aviation Engine Plant #2, Tonawanda, NY 5      
  Chevrolet Motor Division, Aviation Engine Plant #1, Buffalo, NY 5      
  Chevrolet Motor Division, Motor and Axle Plant, Tonawanda, NY 5      
  Chevrolet, Bay City, MI 2      
  Chevrolet, Commercial Body Division, Indianapolis, IN 3      
  Chevrolet Gear and Axle Division, Detroit, MI 4      
  Cleveland Diesel Engine Division, Cleveland, OH 6      
  Delco Appliance Division, Rochester, NY 4      
  Delco Products Division, Dayton, OH 5      
  Delco Radio Division, Kokomo, IN 3   Includes Terra Haute, IN Plant 4  
  Delco-Remy Division, Anderson, IN 4   Includes Muncie and Bedford, IN and Antioch and Kings Mill, OH  
  Detroit Diesel Division, Detroit, MI 1      
  Detroit Transmission Division, Detroit, MI 2      
  Eastern Aircraft Division, Baltimore Division, Baltimore, MD 2      
  Eastern Aircraft Division, Bloomfield Division, Ampere, NJ 2      
  Eastern Aircraft Division, Bloomfield Division, Bloomfield, NJ 2      
  Eastern Aircraft Division, Linden Division, Linden Plant 2      
  Eastern Aircraft Division, Trenton Division, Trenton, NJ 2      
  Eastern Aircraft Division, North Tarrytown Division, Tarrytown, NY 2      
  Electro-Motive Division, LaGrange, IL 5      
  Fisher Body Division, Aircraft Unit, Plant #21, Detroit, MI 4      
  Fisher Body Division, Central Development and Experimental Unit, Plant #21, Detroit, MI 2      
  Fisher Body Cleveland Division, Plant 1, Cleveland, OH 1      
  Fisher Body Cleveland Aircraft Division, Plant 2, Cleveland, OH 1      
  Fisher Body Division, Fleetwood Plant, Detroit, MI 4      
  Fisher Body Division, Stamping Unit #37, Detroit, MI 2      
  Fisher Body Division, Ternstedt Manufacturing Division, Division #9, Detroit, MI 2      
  Fisher Body Division, Ternstedt Manufacturing Division, Main Plant, Division #3, and Plant 15, Detroit, MI 1      
  Fisher Body Division, Die and Machine Unit, Detroit, MI 7   This plant won the Navy "E" Award previous to July, 1942, and elected not to convert to the Army-Navy "E" Award.  
  Fisher Body Division, Flint #1, MI 5      
  Fisher Body Division, Grand Blanc Tank Plant, Grand Blanc, MI 5      
  Fisher Body Division, Grand Rapids Stamping Plant, MI 1      
  Fisher Body Division, Lansing , MI 1      
  Fisher Body Division, Memphis Aircraft Plant, Memphis, TN 4      
  Fisher Body Division, Pontiac, MI 1      
  Frigidaire Division, Dayton, OH 5      
  GMC Truck and Coach, Pontiac, MI 2      
  General Motors Proving Grounds, Milford, MI 5      
  Guide-Lamp Division, Anderson, IN 5      
  Harrison Radiator Division, Lockport, NY 5      
  Hyatt Bearings Division, Clark Township Plant, Rahway, NJ 2      
  Hyatt Bearings Division, Harrison Plant, Harrison, NJ 5      
  Inland Division, Dayton, OH 5      
  Oldsmobile Division, Lansing, MI 4      
  Oldsmobile Division, Kansas City, MO 4      
  Oldsmobile Division, Janesville, WI 3      
  Moraine Products Division, Dayton, OH 3      
  New Departure Division, Plant A, Bristol, CT 4      
  New Departure Division, Plant D, Meriden, CT 4      
  Packard Electric Division, Warren, OH 4      
  Packard Electric Division, Plant 4, Warren, OH 3   This had been the Sunlight Electrical Division of GM before being combined with Packard Electric.  
  Pontiac Motor Car Division, Plant #4, Pontiac, MI 6   This plant won the Navy "E" Award previous to July, 1942, and elected not to convert to the Army-Navy "E" Award.  
  Pontiac Motor Car Division, Plant #11 (Torpedo), Pontiac, MI 1      
  Pontiac Motor Car Division, Plant #14, Pontiac, MI 1      
  Research Laboratories Division, Detroit, MI 4      
  Rochester Products Division, Rochester, NY 5      
  Saginaw Steering Gear Division, Plant #1, Saginaw, MI 3      
  Saginaw Steering Gear Division, Plant #2, Saginaw, MI 3      
  United Motors Service Division, Lima Tank Depot, Lima, OH 1      
General Motors Total   220      
           
Graham-Paige Motors Company Detroit, MI 1      
           
Hudson Motor Car Company Airplane Division, Main Plant, Detroit, MI 2      
           
Nash-Kelvinator Corp. Propeller Division, Lansing, Mi 1      
           
Packard Motor Car Company Marine Engine Division, Detroit, MI 4      
           
Studebaker Aviation Division, South Bend, IN 4      
  Aviation Division, Fort Wayne, IN 4      
  Aviation Division, Chicago, IL 3      
  Automotive Division, South Bend, IN 3      
  Studebaker Pacific Corporation 3   This was a Studebaker Assembly plant built in 1938 and was located at 4530 Loma Vista Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.  Today it is the Saint Regis Paper Company.  
Studebaker Total   17      
           
Willys-Overland Motors, Inc Toledo, OH 2      


 

 

 

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