On Friday September 25, we honor the Greatest Generation with an historic event in Washington, D.C. as approximately 65 World War II aircraft taking to the skies over our nation's capitol.
In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII, the Arsenal of Democracy is hosting a tribute to the men and women at home and abroad that made victory possible, including the contributions of our manufacturing sector that helped win the war.
U.S. aircraft manufacturers were engaged in the greatest industrial effort in history. They went from producing a handful of aircraft to having thousands coming off of assembly lines. Often times rival aircraft companies worked together during wartime; allowing competitor’s planes to be produced in their own factories to boost the production for our men and women fighting abroad. In 1944 alone, the United States produced 114,000 combat planes.