During WWII, 9,135 American Car & Foundry workers from the surrounding region produced 15,224 tanks for American and Allied Forces. The first US tank fabricated on an assembly line, the Stuart was favored for its speed and mobility and saw action in theaters of war on all continents. A.C.F. became the nation’s largest producer of armor plate and was unique in having its own ballistics testing range. The plant was located here.
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 41° 3.203′ N, 76° 14.401′ W. Marker is in Berwick, Pennsylvania, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berwick PA 18603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Also see . . .
1. Light Tank M3 Stuart at Tank Encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. American Car and Foundry Company at Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.