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Part of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant is shown at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. The bomber plant west of Detroit was where, at President Franklin Roosevelt's urging, Ford Motor Co. switched from making cars to planes and produced one an hour -- nearly 9,000 B-24 Liberator bombers in all -- to help win the war in Europe.

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