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Planning the Home Front

Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run

Planning the Home Front( )
Author: Peterson, Sarah Jo
Series title:Historical Studies of Urban America Ser.
ISBN:978-0-226-02542-1
Publication Date:May 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $48.00
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Before Franklin Roosevelt declared December 7 to be a "date which will live in infamy"; before American soldiers landed on D-Day; before the B-17s, B-24s, and B-29s roared over Europe and Asia, there was Willow Run. Located twenty-five miles west of Detroit, the bomber plant at Willow Run and the community that grew up around it attracted tens of thousands of workers from across the United States during World War II. Together, they helped build the nation's "Arsenal of Democracy,"...
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