Ann Arbor, MI
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Part of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant now occupied (partially) by GM, and soon to be torn down unless the Yankee Air Museum can find a way to keep at least part of it. Completed in 1941, the Willow Run Bomber Plant was the largest factory in the world with a line a mile long. At peak production in early 1944 they rolled a completed B-24 Liberator bomber off the line every minute.
And from Wikipedia: "Rosie the Riveter became most closely associated with a real woman, Rose Will Monroe, who was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky in 1920 and moved to Michigan during World War II. She worked as a riveter at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan, building B-29 and B-24 bombers for the U.S. Army Air Forces. Monroe was asked to star in a promotional film about the war effort at home. The song "Rosie the Riveter" was popular at the time, and Monroe happened to best fit the description of the worker depicted in the song. "Rosie" went on to become perhaps the most widely recognized icon of that era. The films and posters she appeared in were used to encourage women to go to work in support of the war effort.
July 6th, 2013
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