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B-24 at Willow Run

B-24 at Willow Run

A brand new B-24 at the Willow Run bomber plant in Ypsilanti Michigan. In the month of April 1944, this plant was producing a complete B-24 every 60 minutes.

Seeking framable print of this exact photo

Is there somewhere where I can find this photo? I would just love to gift my brother this print- in a large, framed, quality setting. I have searched and searched and searched with no luck. Any insight regarding where I could purchase this print or how I can make it larger and still kepp the quality would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thank you!

My mother

I would like to think that my mother may have worked on this. She was employed at Willow Run during the War. She worked on the bombsights. I have what I believe to be the photo that was on her work badge.

More pixels please

Could there be a higher-resolution copy of this one in the backroom? This is one of my favorite shots on the site.


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