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Willow Run Industrial Complex



Willow Run, also known as Air Force Plant 31, was a manufacturing complex in Michigan, located between Ypsilanti Township and Belleville, constructed by the Ford Motor Company for the mass production of aircraft, especially the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber. Construction of the Willow Run Bomber Plant began in 1940 and was completed in 1942. For fuller bio, see wikipedia page.

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Oral history interview with Kenneth Beagle, November 23, 1993

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Oral history interview with WMU alumnus Kenneth T. Beagle, conducted by James Louis on November 23, 1993. Beagle attended Western State Teachers College from 1937-1939. He was Student Council president in his senior year and was on the debate team. He worked at Willow Run plant during WWII and went on to teach and became principal at Grand Ledge.

Dates: November 23, 1993