Willow Run B24 Production Exhibit, Michigan

The Mighty Eighth Air Force

Sequel to the book Willow Run: Colossus of American Industry: 

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The Mighty Eighth Air Force contains all of the Daily Flying Missions from 1941 - 1945 using the B-24 Liberator
and B-17 Flying Fortress in World War 2.

      A Step by Step Log of All of the Missions of the Eighth Air Force in World War II  

The Mighty Eighth Air Force WWII

Front Cover

The Mighty Eighth Air Force

by Warren Benjamin Kidder.

12/07/41 Learning of the Pearl Harbor attack, Alaska’s Command put their 6 B-18 and 12 P-36's in the air.

01/28/42 Eighth AF Activated at Savannah AB.

05/05/42 Gen Spaatz Commands Bolling Field, prepares troops for move over to the United Kingdom.

05/19/42 Eighth AF Gen Arnold presents Program of Arrival for US Army Air Forces to the UK.  Provides for 66 combat groups by Mar 1943.

05/11/42 The Queen Mary brings 1800 AAF troops.

05/13/42 Flying personnel of 15th Bomb Squadron Arrives in Newport, UK without aircraft.

01/27/43 Eighth AF makes first German attack
on Submarine naval yards.

06/06/44 D Day 1,729 B-17 and B-24s drop 3596 tons of bombs.

03/03/45 Eighth AF Operating 1,048 HBs in 6 Forces bomb 10 primary tgts, including 10 oil refineries, and a tank plant with several secondary’s and Targets of Opportunity T/Os. 657ftr Sorties flown in support of mission.

4/30/45 Hitler Commits Suicide

5/8/45 Germany Surrenders

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Here's a great Cutaway Drawing from the 456th Bomb Group Association of the B-24 Liberator
A Wolverine and B-24 Liberators at Ploesti in World War 2

Painting by Daniel Bechennec
Visit Daniel's Website for some fantastic Paintings

See the Willow Run, B-24 New Movie Release


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3617 Christine Dr.
Lansing, MI. 48911

Email: kidderfr@ATT.net Phone 517- 394-2849

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Other Willow Run and Ben Kidder links.

Ford Motor Company History and Origins of Lean Manufacturing, Charlie Sorensen's Story at Willow Run.

Production Miracle at Willow Run, The Charles Sorensen Story in WW2

The Charles E. Sorensen Story at Willow Run, Some Illustrations are taken from: Willow Run: Colossus of American Industry by Warren B. Kidder

Wapedia Wiki: Willow Run: References from Kidder, Warren Benjamin, Willow Run, Colossus of American Industry

Wikipedia Willow Run

Warbird Information Exchange, Forum about Willow Run History and the B-24

Aviation Enthusiast Corner Specifications on the B-24A Liberator Bomber

Forum Army Air Forces of World War II

Willow Run Notes


Consolidated B-24 Liberator WW2 Bomber

Really Good Links to the B-24 Liberator Bombers

Production Miracle at Willow Run, the Charles E. Sorenson story.


Click Here for a list of WW2 Fighter Groups

Listing of Bomb Groups

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Willow Run References


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