War Plant Award Celebration, Dec. 1942

War Plant Award Celebration, Dec. 1942
A crowd of 10,000 celebrate the awarding of the Army-Navy Production (or "E") Award to Jack and Heintz Company on December 23, 1942. The military handed out these awards to over 4000 companies during World War II to encourage the fast and efficient production of war materials.

Holding the pennant are (left to right) Ralph Heintz, Bill Jack, Brigadier General Arthur W. Vanaman, Colonel Alonzo M. Drake, and Russ Jack. In addition to the pennant for the plant, each employee received an "E" emblem to attach to their work uniforms.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State Library Special Collections
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