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 WWII Aircraft Manufacturing Sites

The purpose of this grouping of related pages is to document which aviation company in WWII built what aircraft and at which location.  We are still in the process of refining data and gathering information on aircraft and manufactures as it is found.  The original source and backbone for WWII Aircraft Manufacturing Sites comes from the Special Studies -Buying Aircraft:  Materiel Procurement for the Army Air Forces by Irving Brinton Holley, Jr. at the Center for Military History of the United States Army.


Goodyear at Akron Futon Airport - Both Corsairs and Airships were built at this site.  Today it is owned by
Lockheed-Martin. The building to the left of the Airdock is where 3,940 Corsairs were assembled. 

The bulk of the information presented is in regards to the manufacture of fixed wing aircraft in the United States where the aircraft companies are listed in alphabetical order.  The corresponding cross reference shows details which company built what aircraft at which locations.  This includes Canadian locations as the Canadian aircraft industry was not only building aircraft for the Common Wealth but license built American aircraft for use by both the USAAF and US Navy.  Canadian built Helldivers were part of the US Navy aerial attack force that sank the Yamato.

Also included is information on engine, propeller, airship and glider manufacture, along with photos of some of the manufacturing plants as they still exist today.  Below are some total numbers.  For more information and detail see the individual pages.

 
Year 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
US Aircraft Production 6,019 19,433 47,836 85,898 96,318 47,717 303,221
US Engine Production 22,667 58,181 138,089 227,116 256,911 109,650 812,614

 
Company Total Aircraft Built USAAF US Navy/USMC Comments
North American 41,839 41,839 0 Records do not show any aircraft going to the US Navy.  The SNJs and PBJs must have been contracted through the USAAF.
Douglas 30,980 25,569 5,411  
Consolidated-Vultee 30,830 27,534 3,296  
Curtiss 26,637 19,703 6,934  
Lockheed 19,077 17,148 1,929  
Boeing 17,532 17,241 291  
Grumman 17,448 0 17,448  
Republic 15,663 15,663 0  
Eastern (GM) 13,449 0 13,449  
Bell 12,942 12,941 1  
Martin 8,983 7,711 1,272  
Chance Vought 7,896 0 7,896  
Beech 7,430 7,430 0  
Ford 6,792 6,792 0  
Fairchild 6,380 6,080 300  
Piper 5,941 5,611 330  
Cessna 5,359 5,359 0  
Goodyear 3,940 0 3,940  
Aeronca 2,434 2,434 0  
Taylor 1,940 1,940 0  
Brewster 1,897 0 1,897  
Ryan Aeronautical Corp. 1,586 1,440 146  
Howard 832 349 483  
Globe Aircraft Corp. 600 600 0  
Naval Air Factory 421 0 421  
St. Louis Aircraft Corp. 363 363 0  
Columbia 319 0 319  
Timm 260 0 260  
Interstate 259 259 0  
Nash-Kelvinator Corp. 201 201 0  
Spartan Aircraft Corp 201 0 291  
Sikorsky Aircraft 151 151 0  
Bellanca 39 39 0  
McDonnell 32 31 1  
Fleetwings 25 25 0  
Rearwin Aircraft 25 25 0  
Culver 19 19 0  
Universal Aircraft 19 19 0  
Budd 17 0 17  
Fisher Body 14 14 0  
G&A Aircraft Corp. 7 7 0  
Kellett Autogiro Corp. 7 7 0  
Waco 6 6 0  
Higgins Aircraft, Inc 2 2 0  
Platt-LePage Aircraft Corp. 2 2 0  
Engineering and Research Corp. 1 1 0  
Hughes 1 0 1  

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