Women Riveters at Willow Run Bomber Plant, Michigan, 1944

Ford Motor Company1944-08-23

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Women made up approximately one-third of the workers at Ford Motor Company's Willow Run Plant. Women did everything from clerical work in the offices to riveting and welding on the assembly line. Labor shortages made women essential to war industries and the government actively recruited them to join the workforce.


  • Title: Women Riveters at Willow Run Bomber Plant, Michigan, 1944
  • Creator: Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department
  • Date Created: 1944-08-23
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Dearborn, United States, Michigan, Willow Run
  • Subject Keywords: Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant, Assembly-line methods, Airplanes, Airplane factories, B-24 (Bomber), Defense industry, Riveting, World War, 1939-1945, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: P.833.80512
  • Image ID: THF126659
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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