Willow Run B24 Production Exhibit, Michigan

A Big Job for Little People at Willow Run's
B-24 Liberator Assembly Plant.

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Click Here the Little People of Willow Run are big people in the world of aviation.

Somewhere  hidden throughout the  roar of the rivets and the hammering of presses,. were ten of' the  biggest "little people" working at Willow Run. They were little people in the big world of aviation. You could find them in a tight narrow space on the inside of a wing tip bucking rivets or insulating a fuel cell against the bullets of enemy fire; or, they might he making inspection in a space so tight that no other inspector could put a gauge on the  part They were a highly specialized group of employees, respected by other employees, not just for their size, or lack of it, but for the dangerous work they performed while crawling inside a wing or fuel tank where only the midget could fit.  At shift time because of' Ford's rule that everyone must punch his own time card, you could see the  little people being lifted up to the time clock by their larger buddies They came from the entertainment world and the fringes of American industry. but at Willow Run they were in the center ring of the world's largest industrial operation. 

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They used the little people to get into tight spaces on the b-24 liberator at willow run

Photo of the Little People who helped the B-24 Liberator.

Photo Scanned by C. Jeff Dyrek


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A B-24 Liberator Production Line.

Don't look at the man standing up who is holding the riveting hammer,
Look at the circle to the left and you will see the face of a little person inside the wing section who is holding the bucking bar.  Without these "Little People" making the B-24 Liberator would have been much more difficult and the current design may have been impossible.  Every person has a purpose in life and no matter how big you are, when you are needed, you are important. Watch the program today, "Little People, Big World," and you will see that we are all equal, all needed and we all have a purpose in life.


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  Flight Manual B-24 Liberator
A reprint of the official government handbook designed to show the new cadet  how to fly the aircraft. Heavily illustrated with dozens of photos, diagrams and  charts. 146 pgs., 8½"x 11", sfbd.

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Moki's North Pole Expedition 2003 Noses are Red, Fingers are Blue.

Exhibit Added 5-28-2003

The North Pole Expedition of 2003 was a fantastic event with the first Free, Unassisted, Scuba dive under the Ice, the worlds first Marathon Competition and the largest expedition group ever to go to the pole.  There was also the NASA EM-31 Project testing ice thickness and new sensing technologies.  All in all, it was fantastic and you can see the photos here. 

2002 North Pole Adventure


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