Charles Sorensen and Others Viewing a Scale Model of the Willow Run Bomber Plant, July 1941

Summary

Ford Motor Company's ambitious proposal to build B-24 bomber airplanes, for the Allied effort in World War II, required meticulous planning. Ford production head Charles Sorensen and his team laid out the Willow Run plant's machinery with the aid of a 1:98 scale model. Careful placement of equipment and work stations along the twin assembly lines ensured maximum efficiency.

Ford Motor Company's ambitious proposal to build B-24 bomber airplanes, for the Allied effort in World War II, required meticulous planning. Ford production head Charles Sorensen and his team laid out the Willow Run plant's machinery with the aid of a 1:98 scale model. Careful placement of equipment and work stations along the twin assembly lines ensured maximum efficiency.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

July 1941

Subject Date

July 1941

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.75904

Credit

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

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 11 in

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