Miles creates beautiful drawings to help save the Willow Run Bomber Plant. This is Miles. He's 11, and he loves the Willow Run Bomber Plant. The Rosies heard about him when we were talking with tailgaters at a recent U of M football game. But we had no way to find him. Fortunately, he and… Continue reading 11 Year Old Boy Draws Bombers to Save Willow Run
Mr. Homer Hinchliff, whose father was a USAAF B-24 pilot, and attended the grand opening of the Willow Run Bomber Plant. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Homer Hinchliff of Willis, Michigan at the Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti. Mr. Hinchliff says his dad, Lt. Col. Edward Hinchliff, was present during the 1940s at… Continue reading Willow Run Grand Opening Part I: a B-24 Bomber Flies up from Smyrna, TN
And you thought snakes were bad! Another great story from Mr. Homer Hinchliff of Willis, MI. Homer's father, Lt. Col. Edward Hinchliff, with his B-24 Liberator bomber, was present at the Grand Opening of the Willow Run Bomber Plant. But this story is about what happened after the war. Lt. Col. Hinchliff was on his… Continue reading Willow Run Grand Opening Part 2: Rats on a Plane!
World War One Aviator Eddie Rickenbacker meeting with Little People at Ford Motor Company's Willow Run Bomber Plant during WWII. Photo courtesy of TheHenryFord. I dressed as Rosie the Riveter today at the Orphan Car Show to benefit the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum (another treasure from Ypsilanti's distinguished industrial past.) And, as usual, I met… Continue reading Little People at the Willow Run Bomber Plant