Name that City! — October 7, 2021

Here’s a review of this week’s questions:

  1. Which American city produced over 650 B-24 bombers per month in 1944, at the height of World War II?
  2. In which American city was actor/writer and “Saturday Night Live” alum Bill Hader born?
  3. The sports teams associated with the college located in this southern city call themselves the Wolfpack. What city is it?

And here are the answers:

  1. Detroit, MI–During World War II, Ford Motor Company built 8,685 B-24 Liberator bomber airplanes at its Willow Run plant, 35 miles west of Detroit. By the spring of 1944, employees on Ford’s bomber assembly line could turn out a finished airplane every 63 minutes. Workers completed the 6,000th B-24 in September 1944 — with considerable fanfare. After the US government decided that long-range, high-altitude heavy bombers would be a decisive weapon in winning the war, it turned to American manufacturers like Ford to assist in production. Utilizing a design that adapted the auto factory concept, the plant encompassed more than 80-acres, exceeding the Empire State Building’s floor space by 20%.
  2. Tulsa, OK–Bill Hader was born in 1978. He attended Cascia Hall Preparatory School before moving to Phoenix for college. He appeared on Saturday Night Live for 8 seasons, from 2005 to 2013. He played roles in the movies “Trainwreck” and “Superbad” early in his film career and is now the creator and star of the Emmy-winning HBO series, “Barry.”
  3. Raleigh, NC–North Carolina State University was founded in Raleigh in 1887. It is the largest university in the Carolinas, with over 23,000 students. It offers 23 different sports programs, and is best known for its basketball team, which won the 1983 NCAA championship with the guidance of inspirational head coach Jim Valvano.