Radio Company (now
Rockwell Collins) has been around since 1933. Like the vast majority
of U.S. companies during the World War II era, they - management and
employees - took great pride in doing their part for the war effort.
Unlike today, when a relatively few people actually know someone on
active duty in the armed forces, workers were very likely to have a
brother, son, father, or husband in the service.
April 1945 QST
articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the ARRL's QST magazine. Here is a list
of the QST articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
If you are interested
in old Collins equipment, you will want to visit the
Association and the
Collins Radio Association
Here is an advertisement that I scanned out of my copy
of the April 1945 QST magazine. It mentions that many of the
employees are amateur radio operators. During the war, a call went out
for surplus equipment from all sources, including amateurs, so some
sacrificed their personal equipment for the good of the nation. Try
that today and see how far you get.
Collins Radio Company Advertisement
They didn't build that. Somebody else built that.