31 déc. 1938 - During WWII Ford Starts Making Jeeps
President Roosevelt banned the production of civilian cars during WWII in order to produce jeeps and other artillery for the war. The Ford plant in Richmond California starting manufacturing jeeps and putting finishing touches on tanks, half-tracked armored personnel carriers, armored cars and other military vehicles destined for the Pacific Theater. After the war, the devastation to the local economy as a result of the closing of the Kaiser shipyards would have been crippling had it not been for the continued production of the Ford Plant.
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