News Archive for June, 2018

Foundation Fundamentals – Construction Update June 2018

Yankee Air Museum is continuing its work to renovate the famed Willow Run Bomber Plant to become the Museum’s future new home! The new home of the Yankee Air Museum will be in the historic Willow Run “B-24 Liberator” Bomber Plant west of Detroit. 
Here, “Rosie the Riveter” made her mark, and the assembly line […]

Willow Run B-24s in Battle: One Bomb Group’s Story

A shining example of the importance of the Willow Run Bomber Plant to America’s war effort in World War II is the legacy of the 449th Bomb Group, nicknamed “The Flying Horsemen.” The 449th Bombardment Group (heavy) was initially formed in May of 1943 as part of the 15th Air Force, 47th Bombardment Wing. It […]