‘WW2 Ads’

You’re holding up a million-dollar bomber . . . try SYNTHETIC RUBBER

For months a great airplane company had been working night and day to get into production on a new bomber wanted by the Army.  Millions had been invested in tools and jigs. But now the first models were developing a “bug” that threatened to hold up military acceptance.

The trouble was in the gaskets and valve packing of the hydraulic control system that operates the wing flaps, bomb doors and landing gear. These fittings  were not oil-tight. they didn’t hold the pressure, controls didn’t respond properly. After a dozen different types of gaskets proved no better, the airplane manufacturer hit the ceiling.

As a result a rush order came to Goodyear for a trial set of  gaskets made from our oil-resistant synthetic rubber Chemigum. They were molded and shipped in four days, and proved so satisfactory that we received order for more than one hundred different sizes of gaskets and packing required in the control system.

That was back in 1940. Today this great bomber is making a magnificent record on all fronts. Its hydraulic controls are standing up, thanks to the oil-impermeability of Chemigum.

Resistance to the disintegrating action of oil and solvents is only one of the many superiorities of Chemigum over natural rubber. It withstands abrasion better and does not become brittle at low temperatures. Today Chemigum production is being vastly multiplied to supply military needs – but the day is not too far off when there will be a surplus to give you tires and other “rubber” necessities of excellent quality at reasonable cost.

“Just like a taste of home”

When you’re thousands of miles from home…on a shell-racked tropic isle…or high on a rocky ridge…

How precious, then, is that “taste of home”… how comforting the rich aroma and full flavor of a slow-burning, cool-smoking Camel…the cigarette that is the first choice with men in all the services.

That is why Camels are packed to go round the world… to stay fresh for months at a time and deliver to our fighting men that full, fresh Camel flavor and mellow extra mildness… a “tates of home” wherever they may be.

What’s more: The Camel pack keeps your Camesl fresh and full-flavored, too-preserving for you the extra goodness of Camel’s matchless blend of costlier tobaccos.

World War II Bell Telephone ad asking the public to take care and consideration when placing long distance calls.→ Read more
WWII Winchester M1 Carbine Rifle Ad: Down from the skies come U.S. Paratroops. A new American fighting force in this war, it is natural they should need a new firearm.→ Read more
Be Proud, America - Lockheed P-38 Ad: Be proud of your flying warriors, America! They're fighting... as have Americans of every generation... for the freedom of man.→ Read more
"No broader than a Pilot's Shoulders" : That's an important specification for an airplane engine, when you want every mile of speed you can get from a military fighter plane.→ Read more
Stalkers of Hidden Devilfish: In the vanguard of the fighter craft that track the U-boat down are the fighter planes powered byt the Allison - America's first and foremost liquid-cooled aircraft engine.→ Read more
World War II Pennsylvania Railroad Troop Train Ad. These boys know what it means - the troop train is approaching the troop ships.→ Read more
WAR needs the wires this Christmas: War can't wait -- not even for Christmas. So please don't make Long Distance calls to war-busy centers this Christmas unless they're vital.....BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM→ Read more
As you would seed him on a scale, he would weigh 180s pounds of of bone, muscle and fighting energy–a fine specimen of American manhood. But on the scales of the Army — and the Railroads–his “fighting weight” is …8 tons.→ Read more