Willow Run Bomber Plant http://wemu.org en Milestone For Yankee Air Museum Bomber Plant Purchase http://wemu.org/post/milestone-yankee-air-museum-bomber-plant-purchase <p>The effort to convert a section of the former Willow Run bomber plant into a new home for the Yankee Air Museum is moving forward.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:25:48 +0000 Bob Eccles 48892 at http://wemu.org Milestone For Yankee Air Museum Bomber Plant Purchase Yankee Air Museum Set To Purchase Part Of Willow Run Bomber Plant http://wemu.org/post/yankee-air-museum-set-purchase-part-willow-run-bomber-plant <p> &nbsp;A group working to save part of Rosie the Riveter's old factory says it has signed a purchase agreement for the property.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The Yankee Air Museum announced yesterday it is moving forward with a deal to buy 144,000 square feet of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The museum says in a statement that, assuming an upcoming inspection goes well, it will close on the purchase "in a few weeks."</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:29:03 +0000 Associated Press 47779 at http://wemu.org Yankee Air Museum Close To Purchase Agreement http://wemu.org/post/yankee-air-museum-close-purchase-agreement <p>A leader of an effort to save a slice of Rosie the Riveter's old Michigan plant says his group soon will sign a purchase agreement for the property.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 17:35:21 +0000 Associated Press 45776 at http://wemu.org Yankee Air Museum Close To Purchase Agreement 'Rosie The Riveter' Event Officially Sets World Record http://wemu.org/post/rosie-riveter-event-officially-sets-world-record <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A group trying to save a portion of a Detroit-area assembly plant where Rosie the Riveter once worked is the proud owner of a new Guinness World Record.&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:46:18 +0000 Associated Press 44685 at http://wemu.org 'Rosie The Riveter' Event Officially Sets World Record Yankee Air Museum Holding Ceremony and Tour at Willow Run Airport Saturday http://wemu.org/post/yankee-air-museum-holding-ceremony-and-tour-willow-run-airport-saturday <p>We should soon have a better idea of how the Yankee Air Museum is doing in its effort to raise enough money to buy part of the former Willow Run bomber plant for its new home.&nbsp;</p><p>WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:12:35 +0000 Bob Eccles 36799 at http://wemu.org Yankee Air Museum Holding Ceremony and Tour at Willow Run Airport Saturday Historical Snapshots of Ypsilanti: 190-Years and Counting http://wemu.org/post/historical-snapshots-ypsilanti-190-years-and-counting <p>The annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks-off on Friday and the celebration will run through the weekend.&nbsp; It's a perfect time to take a look back at some of the elements that have helped create the identity of this Washtenaw County community.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:21:46 +0000 Wendy Wright 33643 at http://wemu.org Historical Snapshots of Ypsilanti: 190-Years and Counting Future Of Historic Bomber Plant Discussed http://wemu.org/post/future-historic-bomber-plant-discussed <p>Later this week, bids to demolish most of the former Willow Run factory originally built to produce bombers during World War II will be opened.&nbsp; As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, future environmental actions and redevelopment of the factory were the subject of a public meeting Tuesday night.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:15:39 +0000 Bob Eccles 31082 at http://wemu.org Yankee Air Museum Wants To Buy Part Of Historic Bomber Plant http://wemu.org/post/yankee-air-museum-wants-buy-part-historic-bomber-plant <p>The Yankee Air Museum wants to buy part of the plant where B-24 bombers were built during World War II to use as its new home.</p><p>It'll cost six million dollars to buy the very end of the former Willow Run Powertrain plant where the bombers rolled out from 1942 to 1945.&nbsp; That's according to Dennis Norton, President of the Michigan Aerospace Foundation - the sister organization and funding arm of the Yankee Air Museum.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:47:46 +0000 Bob Eccles 28428 at http://wemu.org Yankee Air Museum Wants To Buy Part Of Historic Bomber Plant