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Ford's B-24 Bomber Plant at Willow Run

Presented are scans of original negative taken during the WW2 years of the Willow Run factory, the base, and some publicity photos. Thanks to Sam Sturgis, who preserved the original negatives and who also scanned them to provide these photos.

This album was re-created in May, 2013 owing to the failure of several servers owned by the photo hosting company. Many photos that were missing for the past few months have been uploaded once more.

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Trade school interior    10/8/1942
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Trade school interior 10/8/1942
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Willow Run kitchen and cafeteria    12/02/1942
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Willow Run kitchen and cafeteria …
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1/16/1943
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1/16/1943
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B-24 Cockpit closeup    1/22/1943
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B-24 Cockpit closeup 1/22/1943
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B-24 Cockpit closeup    1/22/1943
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B-24 Cockpit closeup 1/22/1943
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B-24 Cockpit closeup    1/23/1943
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B-24 Cockpit closeup 1/23/1943
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Eddie Rickenbacker's visit    1/22/1943
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Eddie Rickenbacker's visit 1/22/1…
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Bicycle with sidercar for transport    1/27/1943
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Bicycle with sidercar for transport …
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Willow Run housing    1/27/1943
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Willow Run housing 1/27/1943
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Assembly line    1/18/1943
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Assembly line 1/18/1943
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Assembly line    1/18/1943
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Assembly line 1/18/1943
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Willow Run control tower interior    1/29/1943
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Willow Run control tower interior …
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B-24D in flight    1/30/1943
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B-24D in flight 1/30/1943
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CG-4A Glider produced at Iron Mountain    12/20/1942
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CG-4A Glider produced at Iron Mounta…
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New bomber bay parts    2/18/1943
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New bomber bay parts 2/18/1943
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New bomber bay parts    2/18/1943
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New bomber bay parts 2/18/1943
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New bomber bay parts    2/18/1943
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New bomber bay parts 2/18/1943
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B-24 Cockpit closeup    2/18/1943
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B-24 Cockpit closeup 2/18/1943
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Bomber assembly line    2/22/1943
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Bomber assembly line 2/22/1943
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Bomb shelters under the Willow Run plant    3/4/1943
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Bomb shelters under the Willow Run p…
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Air raid shelter entrance   3/4/1943
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Air raid shelter entrance 3/4/1943
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Aerial view of the East Side of Willow Run Airfield
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Aerial view of the East Side of Will…
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Aerial view of the East Side of Willow Run Airfield
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Aerial view of the East Side of Will…
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Hangar One on the West side of Willow Run Airfield
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Hangar One on the West side of Willo…
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