Photos of the Willow Run,
Click Here's some photos of the inside of
the B-24 Liberator production line near Detroit Michigan.
The enormous size of this plant is astonishing. They trained over 50,000 workers to build the B-24 Liberators at Willow Run Michigan. The factory was over a mile long and produced a B-24 Liberator every 58 minutes. B-24 Liberator Books.
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"Willow Run The Eighth Air Force WW2 Movie"
These are some photos of the B-24 Production Line. Look at the Factories Specifications Below
Area: Entire Project 1,878 acres,
From the Webmaster: Look
at the size of this manufacturing plant. They had to train
over 50,000 people as well as build the B-24' factory. It used
more than 13 Megawatts of electrical power. Totally Amazing.
Click Here's Warren Benjamin Kidders New Book, The Mighty Eighth Air Force Click Here's the Movie Script for Willow Run
The above book is a specially autographed book that was sent from Ben Kidder to Laura Heckel, a lady who worked on the production lines of the B-24 Liberator. Click on the picture for a close-up
This spring I was with Laura, now 90 years old in 2009, as we toured the
I was wearing my USS Kitty Hawk hat and a USA Shirt and I'm an old toad myself and looked very official. Just as the guide finished his talk, I raised my hand and he had no choice but to answer me. I then pointed at my aunt Laura and said "This is a lady who built the very same airplanes that were specially designed to sink these subs and end the terror of the Wolf packs." My aunt turned red and everyone clapped and cheered.
After she received this specially autographed book from Ben, she told me
that this was the greatest
The fact is, just like the soldiers who were giving up their lives to keep our country free, the workers, here in the United States, were just as important by supporting these troops to keep our country free. Our country united in a time of war and national crisis and worked harder with more hours and lower pay to keep our country free.
This is why they called Charles E. Sorenson, the Rambo of World War 2. If it wasn't for his manufacturing genius, and the non stop effort of the workers, we would have lost the war. The production of the B-24 Liberators at one aircraft every 56 minutes, gave us the military might that Hitler couldn't stop. It was a combined effort and every true American, like Laura Heckel, was part of that effort and gave us the ability to win the war, and Warren Benjamin Kidder recognized this fact and her effort. C. Jeff Dyrek, Webmaster.
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Here's another Book Review about a B-24 Pilot in WW2, Jessie Pettey.
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The Mighty Eighth
Air Force in Action during World War II. Shows the building of the B-24
Liberator, Doolittle's Raids, Ploesti Raids, and a list of every mission flown
by the Eighth Air Force. This exhibit shows the Patterson
Aircraft Company in 1980. This is the place that I worked in the last part
of the 70's and the first part of the 80's. This was the best job that I
have ever had and one of the best crews that I have ever worked with. C.
Jeff Dyrek, webmaster. Exhibit Added 1 Sep 2004 0008916116 width=250>
Liberator Balsa Wood Kit
Balsa Wood Model Kit
"Jerk's Natural," a Ploesti survivor, is the subject of this incredible balsa wood display kit. 1/28 scale construction results in a 48½" wingspan... that's more than four feet! Assembly required.
The Mighty Eighth Air Force in Action during World War II. Shows the building of the B-24 Liberator, Doolittle's Raids, Ploesti Raids, and a list of every mission flown by the Eighth Air Force.
This exhibit shows the Patterson Aircraft Company in 1980. This is the place that I worked in the last part of the 70's and the first part of the 80's. This was the best job that I have ever had and one of the best crews that I have ever worked with. C. Jeff Dyrek, webmaster.
Exhibit Added 1 Sep 2004
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