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Book: The Auto-Ordnance Corporation, The People

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:02 PM

 A new Thompson Submachine gun book!!


I've been working on this project for a quite a while.  It started out being a collection of Auto-Ordnance Corporation (AOC), Bridgeport articles

and pictures from several local newspaper sources.  That research entailed combing through miles of un-indexed microfilm at the Bridgeport

Public Library's Bridgeport History Center for almost 20 years.  The volume of information continued to grow and included input from other

unique sources.  Some extraordinary contributions came from Tom Davis through the Maguire and Willis families.  Finally, talking with people

who actually worked at the AOC Bridgeport plant or a surviving relative, allowed a different focus than just vintage print and photos. 


This is a close-up look at the Auto-Ordnance Corporation factory throughout World War II and shortly thereafter.  I hope that you enjoy the book.   

                                                                                                                        ---Bill Menosky




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