The DeSoto (sometimes De Soto) was a brand of automobile based in the United States, manufactured and marketed by the now-defunct DeSoto Division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to 1961. The DeSoto logo featured a stylized image of 16th-century Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. The De Soto marque was officially dropped 30 November 1960, with over two million vehicles built since 1928.
DeSoto (automobile) in Days of InfamyEdit
During the Japanese invasion of Hawaii, Fletch Armitage and his gun crew commandeered an old DeSoto from a Japanese family and used it to move their gun around. The car served them until until it lost three tyres to a machine gun ambush and with no spares, it was stuck where it lay. Its fate was then sealed by a dive bomber whose attack, while it didn't destroy it, knocked it over on its top.