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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 […]

A New Video About Willow Run from PBS!

Watch this great new video made by PBS/Detroit Public Television, documenting the historical importance of the famous Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti, MI, and highlighting the Yankee Air Museum’s campaign to save a portion of the historic factory to become the Museums future new home. The massive Willow Run complex in Ypsilanti turned out […]

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 […]

Henry Ford Heritage Association Gives Shout-out to Willow Run Bomber Plant!

The Henry Ford Heritage Association highlighted the Willow Run Bomber Plant in the most recent issue of its newsletter, The Ford Legend. The Spring 2018 issue of the quarterly publication features several articles on historic Willow Run and SaveTheBomberPlant.org! The cover story is all about our Campaign to Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant to […]

Matching Grant: Thanks, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs!

We are proud to announce that the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) will provide matching funs for donations received through June 30, 2018. So, thanks to MCACA, if you donate now, you can double your donation! MCACA believes that a vibrant cultural scene is important to strong communities and Michigan’s excellent quality-of-life, and […]

April is the Coolest Month at Willow Run!

Why? Because in April of 1941, ground was broken for the mighty Willow Run Bomber Plant west of Detroit, Michigan. And, just three short years later, in April of 1944, Willow Run hit its amazing production peak, producing one B-24 Liberator bomber every hour! Willow Run was truly a manufacturing marvel, designed and constructed by […]

Willow Run Memories Project – April 2018

This month, our Willow Run Memories Project was especially honored when a living “Rosie the Riveter” shared a photo of herself during her Bomber Plant days. The son of a B-24 bomber pilot shares some of his Dad’s photos, plus a message from a friend in England, and more… Click here to see ALL submissions to […]

Double Your Donation’s Impact! MCACA $90,000 Grant Challenge

We are pleased to announce that the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has approved a major grant to our Foundation. Your donations, up to $90,000, to our Save the Bomber Plant Campaign through June 30, 2018 will be matched by MCACA challenge grant funding. Donating now will ensure that we receive […]

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