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    This link provides interesting history on manufacturing during WWII including Studebaker. There are many locals residents who tell me they or their parent worked at Studebaker. During the war there were many people in NE Indiana who worked in South Bend or Fort Wayne.
    If you lived in Northern Indiana during WW2 you would see what Studebaker built during WW2. All the titles are web sites. You have likely known someone that worked at Studebaker. This web site is one to fully explore with all the companies listed.


    www.usautoindustryworldwartwo.com

    Last edited by Bob Bryant; 08-22-2017, 05:39 PM. Reason: Change of title
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    WOW! That very first photo is on the square in Bastogne! I was standing by that tank just about 4 weeks ago! Just to the right (not in the photo) is the cafe' "Le Nuts" Where I drank a bottle of "Airborne Beer" Google Airborne Beer, and read the story of Vinny Speranza, better yet, buy his book, NUTS good read for the WWII history buffs.

    Jim
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    We will provide the curb for you to stand on and clap!


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    • #3
      Bob, there's lots and lots of history on that page. Studebaker played a large role in both WWI and WWII. As you say a great read for a history buff.
      sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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      • #4
        And the Civil War.
        Ed Sallia
        Dundee, OR

        Sol Lucet Omnibus

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        • #5
          You want it in a nutshell? My Turning Wheels Almanac column Sept 1995.

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            What a terrific link, Bob. Thanks so much. BP
            We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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            "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

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            • #7
              How about the Stude made radial engines used on the B-17's or the Packard made R/R motors in the P.T. boats and P-51's? - Jim

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jrlemke View Post
                How about the Stude made radial engines used on the B-17's or the Packard made R/R motors in the P.T. boats and P-51's? - Jim
                Believe my post #5 above covered most of that. Packard was not a part of Studebaker at that time so did not include specifics on their contribution.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jrlemke View Post
                  How about the Stude made radial engines used on the B-17's or the Packard made R/R motors in the P.T. boats and P-51's? - Jim

                  The Packard marine engines for the PT Boats were a completely different engines from the Rolls-Royce Merlins for aircraft. The marine engines were a Packard design.
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