Willow Run Bomber Plant Manual, 1943-1944

Summary

Ford Motor Company built everything from jeeps to generators during World War II, but nothing captured the public's imagination like Ford's B-24 bomber plant at Willow Run, where one new airplane was completed every 63 minutes. This manual documents the carefully-planned assembly process that allowed complex bombers to be built using the same mass production techniques Ford pioneered for its automobiles.

Ford Motor Company built everything from jeeps to generators during World War II, but nothing captured the public's imagination like Ford's B-24 bomber plant at Willow Run, where one new airplane was completed every 63 minutes. This manual documents the carefully-planned assembly process that allowed complex bombers to be built using the same mass production techniques Ford pioneered for its automobiles.

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