In order to celebrate the history of the brand, Chrysler recently produced a short documentary about the corporation’s participation in the Allied war effort. Nearly 75 years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made his famous “Arsenal of Democracy” radio broadcast.
According to Chrysler, the Automakers and the Arsenal of Democracy documentary is narrated by Fiat-Chrysler historian Brandt Rosenbusch, and lasts roughly six minutes. During the Second World War, Chrysler produced trucks, tanks, aircraft parts, guns, ammo, rockets, and even bombs–all of which were vital for military operations.
“FCA US LLC is proud to support the men and women of the US Armed Forces, both at home and abroad,” reads the Chrysler webpage. “The FCA US has numerous military-related programs emphasizing community growth, support and gratitude throughout the US and the world.”
Chrysler continues to support the military today, though in a different way. Military-related programs include annual donations to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, support toward the construction and maintenance of the WWII Memorial in DC, financial support of the USO, and donations of Jeeps to selected Operation package recipients.