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Ford building WWll B 24 Bomber Airplanes

Post  racnrick on January 22nd 2014, 3:37 pm

Don't know if this has been posted before or not. Ford building planes in the early days. 
 
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Bet you didn't know  that Ford had its own pilots to test the B-24 Liberators that it was building for the ARMY at the rate of
one every 55 MINUTES!! This was BEFORE Pearl Harbor! Ford's B-24 Bomber Plant at Willow Run, Michigan just outside of Detroit .
Henry Ford was determined that he could mass produce bombers just   as he had   done with cars. He built the Willow Run assembly plant and proved it. It was the world's largest building under one roof.


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Post  rmcomprandy on January 22nd 2014, 4:25 pm

racnrick wrote:Don't know if this has been posted before or not. Ford building planes in the early days. 
 
WWll B 24 Bomber

Bet you didn't know  that Ford had its own pilots to test the B-24 Liberators that it was building for the ARMY at the rate of
one every 55 MINUTES!! This was BEFORE Pearl Harbor! Ford's B-24 Bomber Plant at Willow Run, Michigan just outside of Detroit .
Henry Ford was determined that he could mass produce bombers just   as he had   done with cars. He built the Willow Run assembly plant and proved it. It was the world's largest building under one roof.


https://www.youtube.com/embed/iKlt6rNciTo?rel=0.

The U.S.A. entered World War II to help the British and French for the war in Europe and that is why the production plant was started.
Just a year after the U.S.A. actually declared war against Japan, the workforce at that plant was more than 70% women; even the test pilots and crew.

The add campaign of "Rosie the Riveter" was born.

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Post  supervel45 on January 22nd 2014, 7:39 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md8-zaQU3_o    Some more info on the B-24 plant at the 39min mark of the video, and Henry Ford's aviation idea's, not just for the war effort. The 55min per plain did not work out. The Lend Lease Agreement to the Allies, went on several years before we entered the WWII. We where gearing up.

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Post  supervel45 on February 12th 2014, 1:38 am

http://www.enginehistory.org/Accessories/HxFuelSys/FuelSysHx01.shtml#Bibliography                               More good reading about engines, carburetion, superchargers, turbo chargers, ect. its free. Some of it translates to automobile engines also.

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Post  72mav on February 12th 2014, 7:16 pm

My Grandmother had a job waiting for her at Willow Run. But she didnt drive. Plus she wasnt gonna live in the Ford trailerpark they had then. With 80% women arround, I could just imagine all the stuff going on then! Laughing  She didnt drive until the 50's. My Dad taught her at 15 in a ole 55 Mainline!
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