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Willow Run B-24's

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:27 am
by Faster horses
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!


Re: Willow Run B-24's

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:51 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
Pretty amazing

Re: Willow Run B-24's

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:44 am
by DustDevil
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.