See some of the famous Flying Fortress planes from WWII (1940s)

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See some Flying Fortress planes from WWII (1940s)

Swarms of Flying Fortress planes

… fly on Studebaker-built Cyclone engines (May 1943)

Swarms of Flying Fortresses


More and more Flying Fortresses…

…are powered by Studebaker-built Cyclone engines (August 1943)

Clear-eyed, clean-hearted young Americans are up there in those Flying Fortresses — writing new chapters of a free world’s destiny. Many of them were carefree school boys only yesterday. Today, they’re pouring cringing fear into the souls of once boastful “supermen.”

To these gallant youngsters — and to their expert crews below that keep them flying — we of Studebaker pledge ourselves to go on producing more and still more of the mighty Wright Cyclone engines for these devastating Boeing bombers.

We recognize and respect the responsibility for maintaining quality that the Army-Navy “E” Award has placed upon the Studebaker Aviation Division plants. We’ll “give more than we promise” in the best Studebaker tradition. Meanwhile, civilian needs must and will wait . . . until Studebaker completes this wartime assignment . . . until the finer Studebaker cars and trucks of a brighter day can be built.

powered by Studebaker-built Cyclone engines (August 1943)


Heading five miles high

…on engines that Studebaker craftsmen built (October 1943)

Heading five miles high ...on engines that Studebaker craftsmen built (October 1943)


Studebaker engines for the Flying Fortress planes

Studebaker craftsmen build cyclone engines for this latest model Flying Fortress (February 1944)

Studebaker engines for the Flying Fortress

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