Yankee Air Museum
Organizers want to convert the factory — where Rose Will Monroe and other workers built B-24 bombers — into the new home of the Yankee Air Museum.
Yankee Air Museum founder Dennis Norton said he and the Willow Run facility’s owner will sign the purchase deal soon and expect to formally close on the sale next month.
Organizers of an effort to save from demolition a portion of the Michigan factory where Rosie the Riveter worked say they have accomplished their goal. Or at least part of it.
A group trying to save a slice of the factory west of Detroit raised $7 million, but it needs $8 million and has until Thursday to make that happen.
The demolition of the historic Willow Run Bomber plant near Ypsilanti has begun, but the effort to save a piece of it is still alive.
Dennis Norton of the Yankee Air Museum says the Willow Run Bomber plant, and Detroit’s role in supplying the Arsenal of Democracy …was as big as the plant itself.
“This project fits perfectly with southeast Michigan’s long-standing leadership in automotive innovation.”
Sean D. Tucker, the world’s top civilian aerobatic pilot, will perform at the 2013 Thunder Over Michigan Air Show, August 10 and 11 at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti.
Willow Run in Belleville Michigan near Ypsilanti was a manufacturing complex built for one purpose — to win the war. It’s in danger of being torn down. Learn more about the plant and how you can help save it.
Supporters of the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run are trying to save one of the last remnants of the “Arsenal of Democracy.”