Ford’s Willow Run Bomber Plant

 Presented by Matt Anderson,
Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford Museum

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium;

$2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members

Join Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford Museum, for a look at the Ford Motor Company’s Willow Run plant, which produced over 8,600 B-24 Liberator bombers during WWII. Willow Run, located near Ypsilanti, Michigan, built nearly half of all B-24s during WWII and transitioned to peacetime production once hostilities ceased. At its peak, more than 42,000 people staffed the complex — a city unto itself.  Mr. Anderson’s presentation will cover both Willow Run’s wartime and post-war history.

The Studebaker National Museum is located at 201 Chapin St., just west of downtown South Bend.  It is open Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm, and Sun. Noon–5pm.   Admission is $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors over 60, and $6 for youth ages 6-18.  For more information, please call the Museum at (574) 235-9714 or toll free at (888) 391-5600 or visit our website at www.studebakermuseum.org. For an additional cost, visitors can tour the exhibits and Oliver Mansion at The History Museum, which adjoins the Studebaker National Museum.

Image Courtesy of the Collections of The Henry Ford