Firestone Tire and Rubber supported World War II efforts

In 1941 the U.S. War Department approached the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company with the request to improve the design and mass produce the European 40mm Anti-Aircraft Bofors Gun. With typical Firestone enthusiasm the company accepted the challenge and produced more than 20,000 of these Bofors Gun mount & carriages that played a significant roll in the Allied Victory of WWII.

In 2016 Firestone Farms located one of these now rare artillery pieces. After a six month restoration project the gun was shipped to Columbiana, Ohio and will be displayed in a future exhibit at Firestone Farms with other Firestone products manufactured for the WWII War Effort.


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