Westworth Village in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation Plant No. 4
Although involved in pilot training, Texas had no large-scale role in aircraft manufacturing at this time. As America recovered from the Great Depression while moving closer to war, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce aggressively campaigned Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation (Convair) for a new plant. Their efforts proved successful and groundbreaking ceremonies took place here on April 18, 1941. The Austin Company of Cleveland, Ohio, built Convair Plant No. 4 in less than a year and the first B-24 (Liberator) bomber rolled off the assembly line on April 17, 1942 - 100 days ahead of schedule.
Wartime mobilization was an important factor in the eventual Allied victory during World War II. This and other home front industries had a major impact on the local economy. Industrial growth brought new employers and workers to the community and added a modern industrial aspect to Fort Worth's existing Texas frontier reputation.
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14057.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Industry & Commerce • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 1941.
Location. 32° 45.758′ N, 97° 26.738′ W. Marker is in Westworth Village, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on Lockheed Boulevard (State Highway 341 Spur) 0.2 miles north of White Settlement Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Worth TX 76108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thompson Public Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Worth Army Air Field (approx. 1½ miles away); Horace Seaver Carswell, Jr. (approx. 1½ miles away); Curzon Place (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fairview (approx. 3.4 miles away); WWI Camp Bowie Base (approx. 3.7 miles away); Camp Bowie Boulevard (approx. 4 miles away); Camp Bowie in World War I (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westworth Village.
Also see . . . Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.