Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1939

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Hollem, Howard R.,, photographer.

Inspecting of landing wheel of the transport planes at Willow Run

[between 1941 and 1945]

1 transparency : color.

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Photo shows the Willow Run manufacturing plant, run by the Ford Motor Company near Ypsilanti, Michigan, which made the B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

World War, 1939-1945
Airplane industry
Transport planes
United States--Michigan--Willow Run

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection Lot 12002 (DLC) 93845501

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Call Number: LC-USW36-472 B


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 26/Jan/2008 11:16:20

    I live an hour from Willow Run and was once inside the factory(1990s). I know Ford Motor Company built Consolidated B-24 Liberator Bombers there at a astounding rate. I've read a fair amount of aviation and I don't recall hearing about transports being built in Willow Run. Tire looks right for a B-24 from pictures and youtube videos I just looked at.

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    Chad Taylor

    • 30/Jan/2008 02:13:38

    so awesome

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    Story on Ca'em

    • 08/Jul/2009 05:24:42

    Wow, great!! Thank you for sharing