History of Willow Run Bomber Plant

Dennis Norton, founder of the Yankee Air Museum, and Randy Hotton, the museum’s former director, talked about the history of the… read more

Dennis Norton, founder of the Yankee Air Museum, and Randy Hotton, the museum’s former director, talked about the history of the Willow Run Bomber Plant, and why the museum is trying to rescue this historic site. The plant was completed in 1941 and was the largest factory in the world under a single roof. Built by the Ford Motor Company, it was used to assemble B-24 Liberator Bombers during World War II. At the peak of its production, the plant produced the bomber planes at the rate of one every hour, and employed over 40,000 workers, including many women.

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History of Willow Run Bomber Plant

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Location:
Belleville, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
Nov 16, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 25, 2013

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  • Nov 16, 2013 | 11:45am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 16, 2013 | 9:18pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 17, 2013 | 1:17am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 17, 2013 | 2:16pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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