Interior of the Ford Willow Run Bomber Plant during Construction, 1941

Summary

Ford's Willow Run Bomber Plant, designed by Albert Kahn and constructed in 1941, undoubtedly contributed to the outcome of World War II. With 3.5 million square feet of factory space, 650 B-24 Liberators rolled off the line every month by the end of 1944. Before the plant closed in 1945, Willow Run produced 8,685 B-24 bombers.

Ford's Willow Run Bomber Plant, designed by Albert Kahn and constructed in 1941, undoubtedly contributed to the outcome of World War II. With 3.5 million square feet of factory space, 650 B-24 Liberators rolled off the line every month by the end of 1944. Before the plant closed in 1945, Willow Run produced 8,685 B-24 bombers.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

08 December 1941

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.75550.221

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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