1936 - First testing on the
1937 - Thirty prototypes
called series 30 are completed.
1938 - The Volkswagen factory
is built on land obtained forcefully. On May the 28th a ceremony
is used to mark the laying of the cornerstone is conducted.
1939 - KdFWagen appears at
the Berlin auto show. Germany goes to war.
1940 - Volkswagen Kubelwagens
(German amphibious vehicles) are built.
1942 - Schwimmwagens are
1944 - Allied Forces bomb
factory destroying two thirds of it.
1945 - The War is over.
Porsche is interrogated over connection to Nazis.
1946 - Cars are constructed
but by hand.
1947 - The factory produces
around 19,000 cars which are exported to Holland. Two handmade
convertibles are also constructed.
1948 - Chief executive
appointed. Milestone as the 20,000th Volkswagen Beetle is
produced. Three more prototypes are developed.