During World War II, scores of major American companies shifted peacetime assembly line to wartime work. Among those was Argus Camera Company of Ann Arbor, MI (makers of the Argus Model C, "The Brick").
They began subcontract work for Bendix Radio of Baltimore and started manufacturing military optics. Argus-made sights were part of Patton's tanks and Montgomery's anti-tank guns. Its elbow telescopes aimed
hundreds of anti-aircraft guns at the Axis powers infamous Zeros and Messerschmitts. These are just some of the contributions this small, local company from Ann Arbor helped with in winning the war for the Allies.
Now, the Yankee Air Museum has partnered with the Argus Museum of Ann Arbor to bring this dynamic "Argus Eyes for Victory" exhibit to our local community. The exhibit will be on display through mid-March, 2019.
Make sure to schedule your visit to the Yankee Air Museum to learn more about this Michigan history and how one Ann Arbor company stepped up to "do their part" for the war effort!