Chefs Preparing Food at Willow Run Bomber Plant Kitchen, 1942

Summary

At its peak, Ford Motor Company's Willow Run Plant employed more than 42,000 people who produced one bomber airplane every 63 minutes. The plant's five million square feet of roofed workspace incorporated everything needed to train and care for its workforce, including classrooms, a hospital, a commercial kitchen, and a cafeteria.

At its peak, Ford Motor Company's Willow Run Plant employed more than 42,000 people who produced one bomber airplane every 63 minutes. The plant's five million square feet of roofed workspace incorporated everything needed to train and care for its workforce, including classrooms, a hospital, a commercial kitchen, and a cafeteria.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

27 October 1942

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.77236

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 11 in

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