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Autocar Tankers Aweigh

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09654.33 Author/Creator: Autocar Place Written: s.l. Type: Poster Date: 1941-1945 Pagination: 1 poster ; 58.3 x 43.1 cm.

One poster entitled "Tankers Aweigh" printed by Autocar, dated 1941-1945. Poster features a scene of soldiers and airmen using an Autocar tanker to refuel a bomber. There are two planes with smoke trailing from them and other planes flying around them in the background. The poster promotes the vehicles Autocar is suppling to the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Corp. The poster reads in part, "keep your pledge to the U.S. Truck Conservation Corps. Your trucks are your own, but their life belongs to the Nation." It also has the title of the poster in pencil on the back.

Autocar is a truck manufacturer established in 1897. During World War II, they supplied over 37,000 armored half-trucks, all-wheel-drive prime movers, and standard production models, including the Model U, for the overseas war effort.

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