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.
Willow Run Employee Irene Bokros Shares Her Story
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.
Vicki Croston, daughter of Rose “Rosie” Monroe, interviewed today!
We had the great pleasure to meet and interview Vicki Croston today. She is the daughter of Rose Will Monroe who was an employee at Willow Run during the war and can lay claim to being one of the original “Rosie the Riveter”s. Vicki shared some wonderful stories about her mother – a single mom, coming from Kentucky to work at Willow Run from 1942 to 1944, where she was discovered by actor Walter Pigeon, and eventually starred with him in several wartime films. Watch for clips of Vicki’s interview coming soon!
Follow Willow Run on Pinterest
Watch for rare glimpses of the past, present, and future of historic Willow Run on Pinterest HERE.
Follow Willow Run documentary progress on YouTube
Now on YouTube! Watch for new trailers and excerpts on the Willow Run YouTube channel.
Yankee Air Museum Name Change in 2017
In 2017 when Yankee Air Museum moves into it’s new home across the airport, it will take the name, National Museum of Aviation and Technology. HERE’s a great article about that.
New film poster designs coming in!
Watch for new poster designs and historical images coming in, here and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willowrundocumentary/posts/847017055347108:0
Detroit Public TV Supports Project!
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
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.