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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 […]

Yankee Air Museum “On the Air!”

Yankee Air Museum’s Director of Development, Elisa Guyton, appeared recently on WLBY Radio’s Lucy Ann Lance Show. Elisa spoke with Lucy Ann about the Museum’s mission and activities. In Elisa’s own words…   The Yankee Air Museum dedicates itself to educating individuals through the history of US military aviation, technology, and home-front efforts while inspiring […]

Purple Rose Theater Original Play – “Willow Run”

Chelsea’s Purple Rose Theater introduced an original play set at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during WWII. “Willow Run,” a musical drama by playwright Jeff Duncan is based on historical research and details gathered from interviews with original Willow Run “Rosie the Riveters.” “Willow Run” sold out performances through its entire run (June through September, […]

Supporters Celebrate at 2018 Events

Our supporters helped us celebrate the progress of Yankee Air Museum’s campaign to Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant at a variety of fun special events this year. We’re very grateful for the support of our donors! Join our family of donors and supporters at upcoming events… …and please consider joining them in donating to […]

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