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A Surprise For Hitler

engine for B24 Bomber

engine for B24 Bomber (Photo credit: Wally on water)

Ford must have lost the plot after the war. 🙂

Outstanding 70 year old video …

The Axis Powers had no idea what they were taking on when the US entered WW II

And to think that the US population at that time was about 110 million rather than the 315 million it is today.

In terms of the European Crusade the US was lucky that the British held-on, so that there would be a massive “aircraft carrier” from which to launch air, ground and naval forces against the Nazis.

Remember that the US was also supplying the Soviet Union.

Henry Ford was determined that he could mass produce bombers just, as he had done with cars.

He built the Willow Run Assembly Plant and PROVED IT!!   It was the World’s Largest  Building under One Roof. It’s amazing that ONE B-24 came off the assembly line  every 55 minutes. OVER 1 Million Parts! 


There is no way HITLER could have even guessed.


For those who live outside of Michigan , WILLOW RUN is near Bellville, Canton and Ypsilanti , MI .

     Take a few minutes to watch this snapshot of history.



2 comments on “A Surprise For Hitler

  1. Carolyn Hughes
    March 8, 2013

    Shared this with my husband who is really interested in WW11. Shame we live so far away!
    And just to let you know you have been nominated for an award in my post ‘A sixfold Thankyou!’ http://carolynhughesthehurthealer.com/2013/03/07/a-sixfold-thank-you/ I do appreciate that some bloggers prefer not to accept and I will not be at all offended if this is you, but it does give me the chance to link to your great blog 🙂

    March 8, 2013

    unbelievable !

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