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March 28: Ford goes into the bomber-building business on this date in 1942

GE Anderson
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Courtesy The Henry Ford's photostream / Flickr

On this date in 1942, soon after the U.S. entered WWII, Ford Motor Company began construction of the Willow Run factory to mass produce B-24 Liberator bombers. Despite early quality problems, the factory was eventually producing one B-24 per hour.

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