Lakewood Historical Society - The I-X Files: Cleveland’s WWII Bomber Plant Presented by Bill Meixner
Prior to its conversion into an exhibition and event facility, Cleveland’s I-X Center began life as a plant for the construction of the Army Air Force’s B-29 “Superfortress” bomber during World War II. Fifteen thousand workers were employed at what was operated by General Motors as Fisher Body Aircraft Plant No. 2. Many lived in housing projects built nearby on Triskett and Berea Roads and rode to work on a CTS dubbed the “Bomber Bus.” Local aviation historian Bill Meixner, a charter member of the Society of Racing Historians, will review this fascinating chapter in Cleveland’s industrial history.