Bill, my book arrived yesterday, be a great read at the lake in the coming weeks, thanks for putting it together
New Auto-Ordnance Corporation Book
Posted 28 April 2015 - 05:43 PM
Time for a "back to the top" for folks who missed the initial advertisement.
Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:35 AM
I will be purchasing a copy of your book this morning. If it's not a problem, could you please sign it for me?
Posted 02 May 2015 - 05:23 AM
Signed book will go out this AM (Sat). Thanks!
Posted 04 May 2015 - 01:29 PM
Book arrived this afternoon. Looks great, will make for very interesting reading. Your efforts to put it together is much appreciated.
Posted 04 May 2015 - 02:49 PM
Thanks for the kind words. Although I was able to talk to people who actually worked at the plant, it would have been great to talk to a couple of dozen more.
I'm actually still trying to locate some people from the list that I have but the clock is advancing...
Should have started the interviews 10 or 15 years ago. A lot has occurred since then.
Posted 06 May 2015 - 11:59 AM
Will you have copies at the TCA Show and Shoot in Sept?
Posted 26 May 2015 - 09:09 PM
I’ve had my copy of Bill’s book for more than a month now and I find myself picking it up again and again. The amount of research that went into it is amazing. The story of Auto-Ordnance is a great example of why America’s manufacturing prowess was such a decisive factor in winning the war.
Bill’s description of Bridgeport brought up a lot of memories from my own childhood. I was born in Dayton, Ohio, right after WW II and heard many stories from relatives and my parent’s friends about their work at defense plants in Dayton such as Frigidaire and Inland. Frigidaire produced over 360,000 M2 .50 caliber machine guns during the war and Inland was the top manufacturer of M1 and M2 Carbines (almost 2.4 million). Efforts such as those in Bridgeport and Dayton the world will not see again for a very long time. Hats off to Bill for a wonderful book.
Posted 26 May 2015 - 09:34 PM
Many thanks for the kind comments.
As you said, these WWII cities and towns were the backbone of the nation's war supply. Bridgeport also had, among many more plants, Remington Arms which manufactured a staggering amount of ammunition and General Electric which made bazookas, heated flight suits, etc.
Posted 04 June 2015 - 06:59 PM
Time for a bump for those who missed the first couple of go-arounds.
Again, thanks for the positive comments and interest,
Posted 05 June 2015 - 02:54 PM
Bill------I've tried to order your book, but the web site will not let me even do an order. Maybe its my limited computer skills. Is all OK with the site?
Posted 06 June 2015 - 07:06 AM
I received a new order last night just after midnight and all seem to be ok.
I went through an order buy myself to check it out (Saturday 8:01AM, 6/6/15) and all seemed fine.
Sorry you're having trouble. I've had some mail order buys if you want to go that route.
Posted 06 June 2015 - 04:42 PM
Bill---------------I got the site to work but it would not accept my Visa. Will any be for sale at the TATA show in Ohio? I will try to call you to see if I can do a phone order.
Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:48 PM
New board members may not have seen the opening promo, so another bump.
Posted 29 June 2015 - 09:35 AM
Just ordered one for shipping to Tampa Fl, could you be so kind and sign it for me ?
Posted 29 June 2015 - 09:49 AM
Your signed copy will go out this morning.
Thanks for the order!
Posted 29 June 2015 - 10:32 AM
Thanks. That's gotta be a world record for fast processing any purchase.
Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:59 AM
New board members may have missed the opening promo. So another bump.