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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 42° 14.445′ N, 83° 36.356′ W. Marker is in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 East Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti MI 48198, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan's Interurbans (within shouting distance of this marker); The Amazing Quarter Mile (approx. ¼ mile away); Power on the River (approx. ¼ mile away); Michigan Avenue Industry (approx. ¼ mile 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ypsilanti.
Also see . . . Bomber Restaurant History. (Submitted on October 13, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 13, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.