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69 years ago

Production of the B-24 ceased at the willow run factory. The first one came off the line 10/1/19 42.  The plant was built on land owned by Henry Ford. A 3.5 million square foot facility was built.

 

The last one came off the line on 6/28/1945.. Due to the leadership of Edsel Ford and some 42000 workers 8684 B-24's were produced and in the end they were cranking them out at a rate of 1 per hour. A production level unmatched since.

 

Which I assume speaks well for the workers of the city of Detroit.

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Re: 69 years ago

I'll bet that in 2014 if they had to do that it couldn't be done due to govt. regulation, unions, and the modern work ethic. too bad it isn't 1942 again because all that is happening in iraq now would never have happened.

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Re: 69 years ago

Huh?     WTH are you talking about?  In 1942 "it" was happeneing in more places on the planet than it wasn't.  You show a good proof i quess of evidence that our eductiono system is need failing.  Seriously, how the he!! did you come up with that? As for Iraq, check out a book or look it up on line for what was actually happening there in 1942. Oh, and  that was in the height of WW2 if you need a bit of starter info.

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Re: 69 years ago

Well, at nearby facilities they currently build hundreds of cars per hour that are vastly superior to what came off the lines in 1945 by almost every conceivable measure.

 

The only way they're not is that I can't work on them.

 

Similarly, the F-35 is a clusterbleep but the only thing that would keep one from shooting down every plane that The Arsenal of Democracy built would be the limitation of refueling and re-arming.

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Re: 69 years ago

PS if you are implying that the Americans of 1942 would have put a total whomp on Iraq by now just because there was internal squabbling there it's worth noting that the American people were dragged into the war in Europe (seen by MANY AMERICANS AS A MERE INTERNAL SQUABBLE, WITH MILLIONS OF AMERICANS BACKIING THET SIDE THAT WE FOUGHT AGAINST) and then only after having been attacked by Japan, an Island off of the Asian mainland , in case you missed that in school too),  Sheeese......

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Re: 69 years ago

If our govt. would act like they did during ww2  the soldiers would have been allowed to defeat the enemy. they wouldn't have had to ask permission to shoot back wile recieving fire. i didn't say a word about our education system. where the hell did YOU come up with that?  i stated that they can't put out production like that anymore.   Aircraft more sophistcated now- absolutely. could anyone build one an hour? no way and you know it.

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Re: 69 years ago


@kraft-t wrote:

Production of the B-24 ceased at the willow run factory. The first one came off the line 10/1/19 42.  The plant was built on land owned by Henry Ford. A 3.5 million square foot facility was built.

 

The last one came off the line on 6/28/1945.. Due to the leadership of Edsel Ford and some 42000 workers 8684 B-24's were produced and in the end they were cranking them out at a rate of 1 per hour. A production level unmatched since.

 

Which I assume speaks well for the workers of the city of Detroit.


Detroit today.

 

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A lieutenant in charge of the Detroit Police Department’s drug unit says he was the victim of racial discrimination and subjected to a hostile work environment for reporting wrongdoing.

Lt. Charles Flanagan, who is white, filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on May 28, four days after Internal Affairs conducted an audit of the Narcotics Section, according to a report in the Detroit News.

Flanagan’s attorney, Mike Rataj, said the 29-year police veteran uncovered numerous issues after assuming command of the unit in November — including a sergeant who failed to turn over several pieces of drug evidence and another who made up false evidence tags for items seized during drug raids, mainly electronics, and then kept the items for personal use. The alleged incidents took place before Flanagan commanded the drug unit.

Flanagan said he and two other white officers who are his friends were going to be transferred because he reported suspected wrongdoing.

According to the report, Deputy Chief Daryl Brown, who ran the drug unit when the alleged violations occurred, recommended the transfer. Brown, an African-American, currently runs the Criminal Investigations Bureau, which oversees the drug unit currently under Flanagan’s leadership.

 

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/06/20/white-detroit-police-lieutenant-makes-discrimination-allegati...

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Re: 69 years ago

Speaking of GEEEE WHIZZZZZ WALLY do you know that those radical Muslums(notice that i capitalized Muslums so i wouldn't offend anyone)

 

 

 

WANT TO KILL YOU, ME and EVERYBODY ELSE THAT DOESN'T FOLLOW THE PROPHET

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Re: 69 years ago

 
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Re: 69 years ago

Actually that's just the newsreel, feelgood part of the story.

 

At that point, Henry Ford was increasingly crazy (and anti-semetic) and he'd grown increasingly reliant on a group of gangster thugs who he'd employed in the 30s to break unions and spy and intimidate workers.

 

The war authority essentially backed a coup for Edsel and his whiz kids to take over and there's a great story about Ford's cheif thug and a government agent in a shootout on the middle of a factory floor.

 

Old Henry was quite an admirer of the Nazis and they reciprocated, saying that the National Socialist economic model was based on Fordism.