Willow Run bomber plant http://michiganradio.org en Efforts to save the histotric Willow Run bomber plant continue http://michiganradio.org/post/efforts-save-histotric-willow-run-bomber-plant-continue <p>The Yankee Air Museum has been given more time as it tries to save part of an historic factory.</p><p>The former Willow Run Bomber plant in Ypsilanti is where Rosie the Riveter built B-24s during World War Two.</p><p>Dennis Norton is Chairman of the Yankee Air Museum, and he joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:26:09 +0000 Stateside Staff 15024 at http://michiganradio.org Efforts to save the histotric Willow Run bomber plant continue Museum faces final deadline to save part of Rosie's factory http://michiganradio.org/post/museum-faces-final-deadline-save-part-rosies-factory <p>Historians say Henry Ford reluctantly became part of the American war effort during World War II.</p><p>But once he acquiesced, his huge bomber plant in Ypsilanti made a big difference in the ability of American pilots to fight&nbsp;the air war.</p><p>By 1945, the Ford&nbsp;signature efficiency and moving assembly line was turning out a bomber every hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:47:26 +0000 Tracy Samilton 15014 at http://michiganradio.org Museum faces final deadline to save part of Rosie's factory