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Yankee Air Museum

fire at YA Museum In October 2004, the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport suffered a terrible fire that destroyed the historic hangar housing the museum. Obviously, tours of that facility can no longer be offered. The Michigan Aerospace Foundation was created to raise funds for its rebuilding.

All the historic aircraft on display outside of the main building were untouched by the fire, and the restored B-17, C-47 and B-25 aircraft were rescued from the building before the fire reached them, thus saving the heart of the collection. Unfortunately, a few non-flyable aircraft, tools and equipment, and an irreplaceable collection of artifacts were lost.

We encourage you to check in regularly at the YAF site to see what events are scheduled. Open houses and flights are available.

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Last updated 21 Mar 08