The B-24 Liberator becomes the official airplane of Michigan

Following the B-24 Liberator becoming the official airplane of Michigan, Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, spoke on the Senate floor about the American heavy bomber that became a fixture over the skies during World War II.

The airplane was assembled in Michigan at the famed Willow Run Plant. The famous icon, Rosie the Riveter, was based on an actual woman who worked at the plant building B-24s.

The B-24 Liberator took down 2,600 enemy aircraft and helped hunt down and destroy submarines over the Atlantic and targets in the Pacific.

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