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Urgent! Hangar Space at Willow Run Bomber Plant Needed Now!

The Yankee Air Museum, the Willow Run Bomber Plant, and the Yankee Lady B-17 need your help today! Hangar One at Willow Run Airport, where Yankee Air Museum keeps its flyable historic aircraft, will be decommissioned in 2019. We have determined that the most cost effective, efficient solution is constructing two 15,000 sq.ft. hangar bays […]

Lt. Col. Dick Dole and the C-47 “Hairless Joe”

For years, the Yankee Air Museum’s C-47 Skytrain had sported a World War II paratroop interior configuration, and had been marketed as a WWII aircraft, but all the while had worn an external post-WWII paint scheme that did not match its interior or branding. She had a bit of an identity issue, you could say. […]

UAW-Ford Honors Original WWII Rosies on National Rosie the Riveter Day

On Thursday, March 21, 2019 UAW-Ford honored 14 World War II Rosie the RIveters in a moving ceremony at the UAW-Ford National Programs Center in downtown Detroit. The day’s festivities included a Q&A session with the Rosies, and a performance by the Yankee Air Museum’s Willow Run Rosies Drill Team. Several guest speakers spoke about […]

National Rosie the Riveter Day – March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019 is National Rosie the Riveter Day! This day will acknowledge the important role women played on the home front during World War II. National Rosie the Riveter Day is a result of the efforts of WWII workers Phyllis Gould, 96, from California and Mae Krier, 92, from Pennsylvania. The National Rosie the […]

Rosie the Riveter Inspires Toolmaker

Cathy DeNardo Sitek, owner of United Manufacturing Network, in Warren, Michigan, was inspired by Rosie the Riveter to take over her father’s tool shop. Cathy tells us her story (excerpts from her letter): It felt great standing in the middle of all the Rosies to set a Guinness World Record! It inspired me to share […]

Thanks to You! 2018 Construction Highlights

The Yankee Air Museum is continuing its work to renovate the famed Word War II Willow Run Bomber Plant to become the Museum’s new home! Our members, donors, and supporters have all come together to make this possible. We are so grateful! With your continued support, we will continue to make progress. Here’s a few […]

Yankee Warrior B-25 Turns 75 Years Old!

On Saturday, December 8, Yankee Air Museum’s rare and highly prized World War II combat aircraft B-25D Yankee Warrior turned 75! We celebrated with a good old-fashioned birthday party in Hangar 1 at Willow Run for our Yankee Air Museum Members. Our beloved Yankee Warrior, serial number 43-3634, was manufactured on December 8, 1943, by North […]

Holiday Gifts from Willow Run!

It’s not too late to select some great Willow Run gifts for everyone on your holiday list! We have a wonderful book, Willow Run: Images of Aviation… and the fascinating and informative Willow Run DVD, originally filmed in the 1940s. Also featured are beautiful art prints by David J. Ails. Inscribed Willow Run bricks and […]

So Grateful! Construction Update November 2018

The Yankee Air Museum is continuing its work to renovate the famed World War II Willow Run Bomber Plant, to become the Museum’s new home! Since acquiring a portion of the Willow Run Bomber Plant, we have created an exciting plan for the new museum, enclosed and painted the building structure, and begun the long […]

New Name, Same Important Mission

The Michigan Aerospace Foundation will be called the Yankee Air Museum Foundation! The Michigan Aerospace Foundation (MAF) is the fundraising arm of the Yankee Air Museum. Its purpose is planning and funding the expansion of the Museum’s facilities. Currently, the Foundation is focused on renovating a portion of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant to […]

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