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Willow Run Rough Start

January 1942 through June 1945, Willow Run served not only as the birthplace for 8,685 B-24 Liberator bombers, but also the airport for their native flight. The industrial installation also stood proudly as one the world’s largest factory at 3.5 million…

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Worden-Allen Ford Plant

Worden-Allen Ford Plant You may not know it by riding down Bruiting Ave, or going for a walk down Balsam street in the small town of Kingsford Michigan. But in between those two roads, bloomed one of the prime examples…

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M10 Sherman at Fisher Body Plant 21

During World War II the Allied forces needed a new kind of vehicle that could in essence stop German tanks from pushing through the anti-tank guns. This lead to General Motors ramp up production at the Fisher Body Plant in…

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Oshkosh Corp.

    The Oshkosh Corporation (formerly known as Oshkosh Truck, and even before that as the Four Wheel Drive Auto Company) is a manufacturing company that engineers and constructs a wide array of specialty vehicles. Dating back to 1906, the…

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Willow Run After WWII

Willow Run was an iconic WWII aircraft Production factory, following the end of the war it began a difficult road into a new age in american history. The plant was passed around between several companies, who all used the enormous ground…

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Cone Drive Military Gear Sets

Cone Drive is a manufacturing facility located in Traverse City, MI specializing in worm gear and precision drive technologies. This facility has produced worm gear sets for all branches of the United States military since the early 1920s. The first…

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General Dynamics Land Systems

When wars, national disaster, and other conflicts arise across the globe, who says a person are destined to become a soldier when they could instead become an engineer. Wartime production is equally, if not more important to supporting the U.S.…

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Willow Run – B24 Liberator

One bomber an hour at Willow Run bomber plant was the production speed of Willow Run bomber plant. Before Willow Run was converted to the airport we know today, during World War II it was the fastest B-24 production plant…

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