Remembering the Home Front

Here are a few comments from our three interviewees for the documentary, in honor of those who served on the home front.

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Principal Photography Begins

May 18, 2015, marks the beginning of principal photography for the Willow Run documentary. Interviewees included Charles K. Hyde, Judith Knudsen Christie, and Marion Gentz. Each contributed valuable stories and memories of those days before and during WWII.

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Author Charles K. Hyde to Participate in Telling Willow Run History

Charles K. Hyde, author of Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II, has graciously agreed to lend his historical expertise to the telling of the Willow Run story. Read more about his most recent book here. He will be joined on camera by numerous local residents, former employees, automobile executives and pilots, telling this epic American story in the upcoming documentary.

The Documentary

Coming soon!

Greetings Visitors!

We are very pleased to launch this web site dedicated to the memory of the women and men who fought on the home front of the B-24 Bomber plant known as Willow Run. The Yankee Air Museum (soon to be renamed National Museum of Aviation and Technology!) has partnered with Stone Bridge Productions to produce a full-length documentary film about this great American story – how this community of workers and engineers overcame tremendous odds to help out-produce Nazi Germany to win WWII.

Thanks again for visiting. Much more to come!