News Items Tagged ‘The Willow Run Bomber Plant’

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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 […]

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, […]

Willow Run Memories – January 2018

Our Willow Run Memories Project receives a great variety of stories and photos, from families who have a connection to Willow Run and to World War Two. We recently learned about a man dedicated to investigating the WW2 death of a cousin he never got to meet, a grandfather who was part of a top-secret […]

The First B-24 Bomber at Willow Run: A Production Miracle Begins!

75 years ago this month, in September of 1942, the very first B-24 Liberator bomber rolled off the line at Ford’s Willow Run Bomber Plant… and the production juggernaut that was America’s “Arsenal of Democracy” was officially up and running! In a sense, there were two “first B-24s” at Willow Run. The very first was […]

The Big Dig – Construction Dollars and Pro-bono Services Needed!

 “The Big Dig” at Willow Run continues! This major infrastructure project is the first step to restoring full utility services to the building. When the main portion of the original facility was demolished, it left our preserved portion with no utilities. Basic services such as permanent electricity and lighting, a heating system, a fire suppression […]

Willow Run Memories – August 2017

Recent submissions to Willow Run Memories Project include a beautiful and touching vignette of a very young girl watching her big brother fly off to war in a B-24 bomber, the stories of a variety of workers at the Bomber plant who did everything from installing top-secret Norden bomb sights to managing air traffic in the […]

Announcing The Big Dig at Historic Willow Run

We are proud to announce the “Big Dig” at historic Willow Run! When we saved a portion of the World War II-era Willow Run Bomber Plant from demolition, our work had only just begun. When the main portion of the original facility was demolished, it left our preserved portion with no utilities. Basic services such […]

Saving The Willow Run Bomber Plant Presentation Video

Listen and watch as Dennis Norton tells the fascinating story of how the Yankee Air Museum acquired a portion of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant, and learn about the history of the portion of the building that Yankee acquired through its Save The Willow Run Bomber Plant campaign. Includes lots of great historical photos, and modern […]

New Ypsilanti Township Firetruck Honors Bomber Plant

Ypsilanti Township is proud of its history, and we’re proud of YTown for honoring the Bomber Plant with its shiny red firetruck! The new Spartan Crimson truck features graphics celebrating the Willow Run Bomber Plant (located in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan) and its role in WWII history. Graphics on the sides of the truck let everyone know that Ypsilanti […]

Willow Run Bomber Plant Construction Update March 2016

We saved a 144,000 sq. ft. portion of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant from demolition in 2014. But there is still a long way to go to turn our piece of the Plant into a Museum. March, 2016 marks the end of one full year of restoration work, and there is a much progress to celebrate! […]

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