News Archive for May, 2015

Yankee Air Museum Launches Approaches Magazine

The Yankee Air Museum introduces its premiere issue of Approaches magazine. Approaches will spotlight new exhibits and Flight Experiences (FLEX), follow the progress of the campaign to save, preserve and renovate the Willow Run Bomber Plant as the Museum’s future new home, and offer articles on historical and technological topics related to the Museum’s mission […]

Willow Run Bomber Plant Construction Update May 2015

With the removal of extraneous ductwork and debris, this month’s focus, among other things, was power washing. Following is a short video of power washing of the two iconic bay doors out of which over 8,600 B-24 Liberator bombers rolled during WWII, and some photos of the now-cleared interior of the Willow Run Bomber Plant. […]

Willow Run Memories April 2015

Recent submissions to the Willow Run Memories Project include a remembrance of the construction company that built the first tri-level overpasses in America as part of the colossal  WWII-era Willow Run Bomber Plant and Willow Run Airport industrial complex, male workers pranking the young Rosie the Riveters, and people from all over lined up to pay their respects to Henry Ford […]

Rosie the Riveter Guinness World Record Event

Note: This article is about our first Rosie Word Record, set on March 29, 2014 at the Willow Run Bomber Plant. This original World Record was beaten in August, 2015 by the ladies of Richmond, California, with over 1,000 Rosies. Since then, we have retaken the World Record at Willow Run with over 2,000 Rosies. For an article […]