Ranchers.net Bull Session

Willow Run B-24's

A friendly place to talk about the weather, tell jokes and post cowboy poetry.
User avatar
Faster horses
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 27781
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:21 pm
Location: SE MT

Willow Run B-24's

Postby Faster horses » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:27 am

The long hanger at Willow Run, Michigan has a 90 degree turn in it so
Henry Ford would not have to pay taxes in the next county. That short end
is being saved and restored today as a museum. The big hanger doors are
still operational after all these years.

This is one of the best and most informative clips about a great American
accomplishment, thanks to the Ford Motor Company during WWII.

A Ford Airplane! AMAZING!

Production began here 6 months BEFORE Pearl Harbor! Henry Ford was
determined that he could mass produce bombers just as he had with cars, so
he built the Willow Run assembly plant and proved it. This was the world's
largest building under one roof at the time. This film will absolutely
blow you away -- one B-24 every 55 minutes! -- and Ford had its own
pilots to test them. And no recalls!

ADOLF HITLER HAD NO IDEA THE U.S. WAS CAPABLE OF THIS KIND OF THING.


http://www.youtube.com/embed/iKlt6rNciTo?rel=0
"All the Democrats know how to do is lie and “forget.”--Trey Gowdy

User avatar
Big Muddy rancher
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 21291
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:29 pm
Location: Big Muddy valley
Contact:

Re: Willow Run B-24's

Postby Big Muddy rancher » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:51 pm

Pretty amazing
Avatar by Haymaker

I can't tame wild women.

But I can make tame women wild.

DustDevil
Member
Member
Posts: 664
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:27 am
Location: Upper Tx Gulf Coast

Re: Willow Run B-24's

Postby DustDevil » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:44 am

We had a neighbor down the street, Mr. Mays that was a waist-gunner on a Liberator in the SOPAC in WW2. He was pretty hard of hearing and I asked him if he attributed that to the .50, ( and the 4 radial engines ) he said you didn't even notice the noise when you were shooting at Jap Zeros, he said proably 30+ years around compressors at the Humble Refinerey sans hearing protection had more to do with it.


Return to “Coffee Shop”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests