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National Rosie the Riveter Day 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. Krier and Gould have […]

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 […]

Rosie World Record 2017 Official Photo and Keepsakes

Official Guinness Rosie World Record Photo and Keepsakes are Available Now! Here’s how to get them: You can download the Official Guinness Rosie World Record Photograph at the top of this web page by right-clicking on it and downloading it to your computer. High quality prints of the World Record Photo are available for purchase […]

Willow Run Memories Project: WWII Veteran Comes Full Circle at Yankee Air Museum

A great delight here at the Yankee Air Museum is when a World War II veteran gets to relive his heroism with a flight in our Yankee Lady B-17 Flying Fortress! Here’s the story of WWII B-17 crewman Gerald J. Christ, who survived a crash in Villafans, France aboard the B-17 Roanoke Magician. After the […]

Air Show Provides an Opportunity to Thank Our Donors

The Thunder over Michigan Air Show, presented by Wayne County Airport Authority and organized by the Yankee Air Museum, is one of the highlights of the Michigan summer season and one of America’s leading air shows. This year’s event featured thrilling demonstrations by the USAF Thunderbirds and Team Oracle as well as activities for the […]

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