1945 Chrysler War Effort

Chrysler Goes To War - Image 61945: 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.

Left: 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.

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Above: Chrysler advertisement from the 1940’s.