All manufacturers ended their production of automobiles on February 22, 1942.
The January 1942 production quota had been a little over 100,000 automobiles and light trucks.
The units manufactured at the beginning of February would bring up the total number of vehicles in a newly established car stockpile to 520,000.
Which two groups helped the US boost its World War II production to record levels?
The groups that helped the US boost its World War II production to record levels were the government and the armed forces. The government of Franklin Roosevelt impelled the American companies to produce to solve the expenses of the war through the War Production Board.
What did Factories produce during ww2?
Rationing was instituted on gasoline, rubber, automobiles, clothing and food. Sale of war bonds to finance the war began. Prices were controlled. Factories were converted to the production of military items such as tanks, rifles, ammunition, airplanes and ships.
How did the US industry change during ww2?
America’s involvement in World War II had a significant impact on the economy and workforce of the United States. Our involvement in the war soon changed that rate. American factories were retooled to produce goods to support the war effort and almost overnight the unemployment rate dropped to around 10%.
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