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#1 aut-ord-co

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:40 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

www.aocbridgeportetc.com

 

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 06:45 PM

Bill, congratulation on your book. Is it possible to have the book signed by you that I just ordered ?

Looking forward to reading about the WW2 AOC and learning more about the people that manufactured my Auto-Ordnance Bridgeport plant 1928A1.

Sincerely,

Ross Opsahl
Minnesota

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 07:13 PM

Ross,

 

Thanks for ordering the book.  Absolutely will sign for you.


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 07:20 PM

I have always wanted to know more about the Bridgeport plant and operations.

Oh, mine is ordered. Would you mind signing mine if you can please. 

 

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 07:27 PM

Bill,

 

Congratulations!  Looking forward to seeing it.

 

I just ordered mine.  If you can sign it, that will be great. Otherwise I'll get you to sign it next time I see you.

 

Thanks!

 

David Albert

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 07:43 PM

Bill,

Congrats on your book, I know it will be great.

Everything you do is first class, I just placed an order for it.

If you could sign it,,it would be great!

Thanks,

Darryl


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 08:01 PM

Congrats Bill,

 

Just ordered and look forward to reading your new book.  Please sign mine as well.


Thanks

Ron


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 08:59 PM

Got one coming!

 

Thanks Bill!


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:40 PM

Hello Bill,

 

Congratulations on your book, I just ordered one also.  If it is not too much trouble, a signed copy would be nice.  Good luck with the sales!


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 03:02 PM

Bill, I ordered one too. Please sign it also. I have authored a few books myself and know how exciting it is to finally have it finished and to start selling copies. I have some questions about who did your printing etc. I will PM you if you don't mind.

Thanks Keith


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 03:57 PM

Hi Bill, Congrats on the book. I met with Romano over this past weekend at the PA gun show in Oaks PA and him and I talked on Thompson's and what you were doing about the Bridgeport plant information.. How can I order some books from you?. Send me an email to richardgarcia@sympatico.ca

Thanks,

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:23 PM

I too am patiently awaiting my copy. Another must have Thompson book!


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 11:12 PM

I will order your book right after this post.  If you please, will you sign mine also.   Thank you !!    Charlie Brown

 

Tried to order.  I don't have pay pal.  Can you send me an address to send a ck/mo to you ? 

 

 

1234bird@frontiernet.net


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 02:08 PM

Bill,

 

Just ordered your book. Would like it signed thanks.

 

Frank


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 02:47 PM

I look forward to receiving my copy also. Just sent the order in and would like it signed too.

By the time I get all these new books in Canada I'll have more invested in them than my first Thompson!

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 09:36 AM

Awesome, looking forward to reading your new book.

 

Bob


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 10:40 AM

Bob, checks in the mail looking forward to reading

 

thanks


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:28 PM

My book has been delivered! I will be busy reading for a while.

edit: This is a great read on the AOC Bridgeport plant. I have discovered what is in the basement.

Thank you Bill Menosky!

Ross

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 05:15 PM

Ross,

 

Thanks for the kind words.  Glad you liked it.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 05:22 PM

Just received mine. Dinner and a read tonight. 


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