1945 Chrysler War Effort:


1945: All civilian car production ended in January, 1942 for the duration of World War II. During the war Chrysler was designing and manufacturing aircraft engines, aircraft wings and fuselages, large guns, ammunition forsmall arms, gyroscopes, radar equipment, Tanks, Trucks and scores of other kinds of weapons for the war effort.


Bofors antiaircraft guns on Chryslerís assembly lines, photo from the chrysler archives

Above: On February 4, 1942, a little more than a year after the original contract award, the first mass-produced Bofors antiaircraft guns came off Chrysler's assembly lines.


Chrysler advertisement from the 1940's, from the chrysler archives

Above: Chrysler advertisement from the 1940's.


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