Retelling the Story of Dodge during WWII

November 8th, 2013 by

When it comes to Dodge, the brand’s history can be recounted through the stellar used car options that are in our Idaho Falls, ID showroom. But really, the American automaker’s story is even bigger than those models can let on. You see, the company’s past is quite remarkable, and there’s one era that’s particularly noteworthy.

Let’s look back to that fateful day in December of 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked. At that time the brand was running a large production facility in Detroit that was responsible for assembling vehicles for the driving public. After the aforementioned attack, Dodge immediately switched gears and began producing engines and combat-ready models for the U.S.’s military efforts.

That’s remarkable as is, but it was really only the beginning. Due to the facility’s secure location, the federal government entrusted Dodge with special projects for World War II. Namely, the brand’s Motor City operation began assembling certain components needed for B-26
bombers and artillery guns, which included mobile radar antennas and precision gyrocompasses.

Moving forward to 1942, we at Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge are pleased to report that the American automaker doubled down on their efforts. Opening a second facility in Chicago, the brand began designing and producing high-performance engines for B-29 Superfortress bombers.

If you’d like to celebrate the brand’s significant history, we kindly recommend doing so by taking part in their exciting present through an exploration of the available new Dodge models. Conveniently housed at 490 Northgate Mile, our team is happy to help you find the vehicle that meets your automotive needs.

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