U.S. Auto Plants are Cleared for War.  February 16, 1942 Issue

Everyone chips in. 

Last week an era in U.S. history came to an end in a factory in Pontiac, Mich. 25 miles north of Detroit. At exactly 1:31 p.m. on Feb. 2, the last pleasure car that will be made until the war is won rolled off the assembly line in Pontiac's Plant A. Other famous maker – Ford, Plymouth. Studebaker and the rest—had already ended production. Now the $4,000,000,000-a-year auto industry had only one customer and only one boss - the U.S. Government-at-war.

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