List of Selected US corporations in the value of World War II production contracts

Corporations in bold are still extant in their respective industries.

1. General Motors

2. Curtiss-Wright (aircraft, aircraft engines)

3. Ford Motor Company

4. Convair

5. Douglas Aircraft Company

7. Bethlehem Steel

8. Chrysler Corporation

10. Lockheed Corporation

11. North American Aviation, e.g. P-51 Mustang

12. Boeing

13. AT&T

16. U.S. Steel

17. Bendix Aviation

18. Packard

19. Sperry Corporation, e.g. bomb sights, radar

20. Kaiser Shipyards, e.g. Liberty ships

22. Grumman Aircraft (merged to become Northrop Grumman)

24. Republic Aviation, e.g. P-47 Thunderbolt

25. Bell Aircraft

27. Nash-Kelvinator

28. Studebaker

31. Esso

32. Avco

35. Western Cartridge Company

41. Pressed Steel Car Company

42. Permanente Metals

44. Caterpillar

48. Willys, e.g. Jeep

68. Brown Shipbuilding

71. Raytheon

77. General Dynamics

72. Dravo Corporation, e.g. shipbuilding

82. Moore Dry Dock Company

90. American Can Company

91. Hooven-Owens-Rentschler, e.g. engines

97. New England Shipbuilding Corporation

100. Northrop Corporation (merged to become Northrop Grumman)


 

Source:

  • Peck, Merton J. & Scherer, Frederic M. The Weapons Acquisition Process: An Economic Analysis (1962) Harvard Business School p.619.
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