Orphan Car Show, Willow Run Bomber Plant, Willow Run Grand Opening

Willow Run Grand Opening Part I: a B-24 Bomber Flies up from Smyrna, TN

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 the grand opening ceremony for the Willow Run Bomber Plant, east of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Mr. Hinchliff says his dad was a… Continue reading Willow Run Grand Opening Part I: a B-24 Bomber Flies up from Smyrna, TN

Orphan Car Show, Willow Run Bomber Plant, Willow Run Grand Opening

Willow Run Grand Opening Part 2: Rats on a Plane!

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 way home in his B-24 after… Continue reading Willow Run Grand Opening Part 2: Rats on a Plane!