Enjoy a short excerpt of our interview with Irene Bokros – original Willow Run employee hired in 1942. Irene has many interesting details of her time working at the bomber plant.
We recently interviewed another original Willow Run employee, Irene Bokros. She was employed soon after graduating high school, as the bomber plant began hiring in 1942, and drove all the way from Pinkney, Michigan, every day. She talked about the snow storm of 1943, which closed many of the roads along her route to work, and how much she made in her first pay check. Stay tuned for an excerpt of the interview with this exceptional woman, now 92 years young.
Now on YouTube! Watch for new trailers and excerpts on the Willow Run YouTube channel.
Watch for new poster designs and historical images coming in, here and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willowrundocumentary/posts/847017055347108:0
The good folks at Detroit Public TV have been supportive of the Willow Run documentary film project since first proposed earlier this year.
“Public Television has always had a fine tradition of offering unique documentary programming like your proposed documentary on Willow Run. Your program concept is an excellent one. 20th Century history is a subject of great interest in our area and we are pleased to include it in our broadcast plans.” – Fred Nahhat, Senior VP, Detroit Public TV
Here are a few comments from our three interviewees for the documentary, in honor of those who served on the home front.
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!