Lake city army ammunition plant


#1

Does anyone have any documentation of the dates that Lake City was known by it’s various names?

1941 to 1945 - Lake City Ordnance Plant
1951 to 1962 - Lake City Arsenal
1962 to 1963 - Lake City Ordnance Plant
1964 to 2009 - Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

It appears that 1962 was a transition year when it was known both as Lake City Arsenal and Lake City Ordnance Plant.

Am I close???

Ray


#2

Ray - Chris Punnett’s book on .30-06 documents the various name changes on page 261, upper right column. I didn’t read it thoroughly, but looks like you are pretty much spot on.


#3

Thanks John

I suppose I should update this just in case anyone besides me is interested. Based on Chris’ book and boxes I have or have seen:

1941 - 45 Lake City Ordnance Plant

1951 - 53 Lake City Ordnance Plant

1954 - 61 Lake City Arsenal

1962 Lake City Arsenal & Lake City Ordnance Plant

1963 Lake City Ordnance Plant

1964+ Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

If anyone has documentation of something different, especially actual box labels, please let me know.

Ray