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New Documentary Recalls Chrysler’s Role in Great Arsenal of Democracy

December 28, 2015

hrysler accounted for nearly half of the auto industry’s tank output of 49,058 units and more than one quarter of total American production of 86,000 tanks from all sources.

Chrysler accounted for nearly half of the auto industry’s tank output of 49,058 units and more than one quarter of total American production of 86,000 tanks from all sources. Shown: M4 Sherman tanks at the Chrysler Tank Arsenal in Warren, Michigan.

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historic “Arsenal of Democracy” radio broadcast (December 29, 1940), FCA US LLC has released Automakers and the Arsenal of Democracy, a short documentary, which chronicles the role of the Chrysler Corporation as one of the primary military suppliers for the Allied war effort.

Narrated by FCA US historian Brandt Rosenbusch, the nearly 6-minute feature provides viewers with an unprecedented look at the Chrysler Corporation’s wartime production, which included trucks and tanks; aircraft parts and components; guns, ammunition, rockets and bombs; a variety of other goods and materials that were a vital part of military operations.

Click the following link to view Automakers and the Arsenal of Democracyhttps://youtu.be/1sCUIrsw9DI

Honoring Those Who Serve – Past and Present
FCA US LLC is proud to support the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, both at home and abroad. The Company currently has numerous employees on active military leave; active or inactive reservists; and veterans. Further, the FCA US has numerous military related programs emphasizing community growth, support and gratitude throughout the U.S. and the world, including:​

  • Annual monetary donation to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation program
  • Support towards the construction of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • Financial support of the United Service Organizations (USO)
  • Donation of Jeep® vehicles to selected Operation package recipients

As a partner with our U.S. Armed Forces, FCA US has played a vital role in keeping America safe and free. We continue to support the men and women who serve in their fight to enable and preserve democracy for the rest of the world.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Additional Resources
FCA US LLC is pleased to be able to assist vehicle restorers, collectors and scholars with information from the corporate archives. Visit http://www.fcanorthamerica.com/ and click on Our Company to explore a comprehensive look at the intriguing evolution of an American automaker, as well as request Historical Services’ assistance with build cards, photographs, owner’s manuals and general information.