Ford GPW (Jeeps) Parked in Drive-Away Garage, March 1942

Summary

Like other American automakers, Ford Motor Company suspended civilian production during World War II. Instead, the company devoted its employees and factories to the manufacture of Allied war materiel. Ford facilities produced aircraft engines, bomber airplanes, gliders, tanks, armored cars and -- as seen here -- GPW "Jeep" vehicles. Nearly 278,000 Jeeps rolled off of Ford assembly lines from 1942-1945.

Like other American automakers, Ford Motor Company suspended civilian production during World War II. Instead, the company devoted its employees and factories to the manufacture of Allied war materiel. Ford facilities produced aircraft engines, bomber airplanes, gliders, tanks, armored cars and -- as seen here -- GPW "Jeep" vehicles. Nearly 278,000 Jeeps rolled off of Ford assembly lines from 1942-1945.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

16 March 1942

Subject Date

16 March 1942

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.76648.F

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 11 in

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