Ford in the Service of America: Mass Production for the Military During the World Wars by Timothy J. Ocallaghan, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Ford in the Service of America: Mass Production for the Military During the World Wars

Ford in the Service of America: Mass Production for the Military During the World Wars

by Timothy J. Ocallaghan
     
 

This is the history of the Ford Motor Company's achievements and products during World Wars I and II. It demonstrates how, in addition to well-known contributions like jeeps, Eagle Boats and B-24 Liberators, Ford also produced key items ranging from squad tents and the ultra precision gun director to tanks and aircraft engines. Details on each product and how Ford

Overview

This is the history of the Ford Motor Company's achievements and products during World Wars I and II. It demonstrates how, in addition to well-known contributions like jeeps, Eagle Boats and B-24 Liberators, Ford also produced key items ranging from squad tents and the ultra precision gun director to tanks and aircraft engines. Details on each product and how Ford produced it are included. During both wars, the automotive giant used precision manufacturing methods and innovative designs and procedures to increase quantity and quality while lowering production costs.

Editorial Reviews

Hemmings Classic Car
this is a topic that, to us, simply cannot be overdone. Thickly laden with facts and some of the lesser-known products and processes here are absolute delights. A good book, peppered with seldom-seen creations
Michigan Historical Review
fascinating details
SAH Journal
"factual and straight-forward...the first work dedicated specifically to this area of Ford history...poignant...commendable...interesting and significant"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786444854
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
1,027,096
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Army veteran Timothy J. O'Callaghan retired from the Ford Motor Company after 40 years in management. He has written extensively on Ford history in magazines and journals, and has written two books about Henry and Edsel Ford's aviation ventures. He lives in Northville, Michigan.

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