B-24 Bomber Assemblies Being Loaded Into a Trailer, Willow Run Bomber Plant, circa 1943

Summary

Not every B-24 bomber built at Ford Motor Company's Willow Run plant left the facility as a completed airplane. Some 1,800 bombers were sent as partially-assembled "kits" to Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas, or Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The components for each plane were packed into two specially-designed semi-trailers for transport to these final assembly plants.

Not every B-24 bomber built at Ford Motor Company's Willow Run plant left the facility as a completed airplane. Some 1,800 bombers were sent as partially-assembled "kits" to Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas, or Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The components for each plane were packed into two specially-designed semi-trailers for transport to these final assembly plants.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1943

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.694

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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