National Geographic : 1944 Apr
0 The Studebaker Corporation The Connells of South Bend are traveling They've left the job of building Flying Fortress engines at Studebaker to their Dad G EORGE CONNELL is in the Marine Corps. His brother Fran cis is in the Navy. Both are in the air service. Only a little while ago they were one of numerous family groups in the Studebaker factories-headed by a father who has seen active service as a Studebaker man for over 28 years. War has separated many of the famous father-and-son teams that have long made fine craftsmanship one of the great tradi tions of Studebaker's home community. But steadily, off to the fighting fronts, from the Studebaker factories, move ever-increasing quantities of Wright Cyclone engines for the mighty Boeing Flying Fortress-tens upon tens of thousands of big multiple-drive military trucks-as well as other vital war materiel. After victory comes, still finer Studebaker motor cars and motor trucks than ever before will be built for civilian use. STUDEBAKER Builder of Wright Cyclone engines for the Boeing Flying Fortress, big multiple-drive military trucks and other vital war materiel On his Studebaker job over 28 years Charles R. Connell began his Studebaker career before either of his air-crew ons was born. From early boyhood, their am bition was to follow in their father's foot steps in the Studebaker plants. That has been a typical family experience in Stude baker's home communityfor over92 years.