Ypsilanti in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Bomber Restaurant
Food, Fun, and Military History
You can get hungry building B-24 bombers.
The Bomber Restaurant was first given its name in 1942 by Florence Bladwin [sic] Averill. The massive Ford B-24 bomber plant had just opened at nearby Willow Run Airport to supply aircraft for our World War II efforts. Thousands of people worked around the clock at the plant, and the Bomber stayed open 24 hours a day to feed them. After various owners over the years, the Bomber Restaurant now serves food within an engaging display of military history.
You Auto Know
The Bomber serves one of the Food Channel's top five Ultimate Breakfast Indulgences!
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
Location. 42° 14.445′ N, 83° 36.356′ W. Marker is in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of South Park Street and East Michigan Avenue (Michigan Highway 17), on the right when traveling north on South Park Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 East Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti MI 48198, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Michigan's Interurbans (within shouting distance of this marker); The Amazing Quarter Mile (approx. 0.3 miles away); Power on the River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michigan Avenue Industry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Food and Drink (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ypsilanti (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hudsons & Friends (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Barracks / Ypsilanti in the Civil War (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ypsilanti.
Also see . . . Bomber Restaurant History. (Submitted on October 13, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 247 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on October 13, 2016.