What Did US Car Companies Produce During World War ii?
Instead of commercial vehicles, during World War ii, US car companies produced airplanes, trucks, guns, steel helmets, bombs, tanks, military uniforms, and many other products necessary for the war.
Because of the shortage of necessary tools and equipment for the war, the automobile industry had to come further to take that responsibility.
Even, the United States Car companies didn’t produce any commercial vehicles for the general public from February 1942 to the month of October 1945.
The United States entered World War II on December 8th, 1941 declaring war on the Japanese Empire. The same year, on December 11th, they also declared war on Germany and Italy.
Which Were The Top US Automobile Companies That Played Main Role During World War ii?
- Renault (produced taxi cabs for the military)
- Ford (Produced tractors, and trucks that helped Red Cross to help the wounded)
- Dodge (Dodge produced more than 400,000 trucks for the military)
- Rolls Royce (Produced engines for aircraft and armor plat)
- Chrysler (Chrysler produced airplanes for World War ii. They created the airplane, which dropped the first nuclear bomb on Japan)
- Willys-Overland (They produced Jeep. Willys-Overland produced 361,406 jeeps for World War ii)
- American Bantam Car Company
- Studebaker (Studebaker-produced engines, trucks, M29 tanks, and cars)
- Chevrolet (It was a sub-company of General motors, produced fire trucks)
Facts About US Car Companies During World War ii
1. The US car manufacturing companies had to pause the orders they received from customers from 1st January 1942. Even they had to cancel previous orders due to the war efforts.
2. Did you know? Although commercial vehicle production stopped in February 1942, US car companies kept continuing advertising to make people not forget their brand name. However, they were making more money than ever before by manufacturing things for the war.