Ford’s Willow Run Bomber Plant

Image Courtesy of the Collections of The Henry Ford

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Studebaker Museum is having a special event on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Wiekamp Auditorium.

Join Curator of Transportation Matt Anderson at the Henry Ford Museum in his presentation on Ford’s Willow Run plant that produced over 8,600 B-24 bombers during WWII.

The presentation will cover Willow Run’s wartime and postwar history.

Willow Run was located near Ypsilanti, Michigan and built nearly half of the B-24’s during WWII and transitioned to peacetime production when hostilities ceased.

When Willow Run was at its highest it employed more than 42,000 staff members.

Tickets for the event are $2 for non-members and free for Studebaker National Museum members.

For more information please call 574-235-9714 or visit their website at

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