Senator Harry S. Truman and Ford Executive Charles Sorensen with B-24 Liberator at Willow Run Bomber Plant, 1942

Summary

Missouri Senator Harry S. Truman visited Ford Motor Company's Willow Run bomber plant in April 1942. Truman headed the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, which probed waste and profiteering in United States war production work. Ford production head Charles Sorensen was largely responsible for Willow Run's success. At its peak, the plant built one bomber every 63 minutes.

Missouri Senator Harry S. Truman visited Ford Motor Company's Willow Run bomber plant in April 1942. Truman headed the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, which probed waste and profiteering in United States war production work. Ford production head Charles Sorensen was largely responsible for Willow Run's success. At its peak, the plant built one bomber every 63 minutes.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8.25 in

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