auto industry continues to ramp up output as it switches from making cars to
war production. Ford’s new Willow Run plant turned out its first B-24 bomber just
over a month ago on October 1. By the end of this year—barely one year after
Pearl Harbor—automakers will have produced 47,000 planes for the year. Working
with the War Production Board (WPB), the Automotive Council for War Production,
which was formed at the end of last year, continues to promote and coordinate
efforts between automakers to switch to war production. As of February of this
year, automobile production has been completely suspended until further notice.