800px b 25 mitchell yankee warrior at ohios wood county airport e1284387428234 Yankee Air Museum Plans Reopening

Yankee Warrior, a B-25 Mitchell twin-engined medium bomber. Photo by Dustin M. Ramsey.

 The fire-ravaged Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport plans to reopen next month.

The museum says in a statement on its website that its new Collections & Exhibit Building will open Oct. 9 with an Inaugural Gala. That’s six years to the date after a fire at the hangar housing the museum.

Most of the museum’s collection survived the 2004 fire. Eight aircraft and thousands of artifacts were destroyed in the blaze along with tools, spare parts, office equipment and displays.

Other reopening events are planned for Oct. 10 at the airport in Wayne County’s Van Buren Township.

Yankee Air Museum: http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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