Saturday, March 24, 2012

Way Back When: Today In History

B-24s and A-24s for World War II are produced in Air Force Plant No. 3, which was built with bond funds. Air and Space Museum

By GENE CURTIS

1941 - Bomber plant bonds approved
Tulsa voters approved a $750,000 bond issue to buy land and pay for water and sewer lines for a $15 million bomber assembly plant that would build B-24s for use in World War II. The bond vote was held the day after an estimated 100,000 people thronged Tulsa Municipal Airport to watch a Consolidated B-24 bomber land with British markings - it was en route to England - land and to get a close look at the type of plane to be built. The bond issue passed by a ratio of 11-1.

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