Aviation
2:17 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Bomber Hanger Deadline, World Record Attempt Approaching

The deadline  for the Yankee Air Museum to raise the amount of money needed to save part of the Willow Run Bomber Plant from demolition is about a month away now.

The portion of the former Willow Run bomber plant that the Yankee Air Museum is trying to save for its new home.
Credit Bob Eccles

Dennis Norton is the the President of the Michigan Aerospace Foundation and the Founder of the Yankee Air Museum. He said it's more important now than ever for people to step up and help save the plant.

"The demolition of the plant is going on right now," Norton said. "We have only until May 1st to save our piece of it."

Norton said the fundraising effort is about $1.5 million short of its $8 million goal.

As part of the effort to save part of the plant, a world record attempt will take at the Yankee Air Museum Hangar Saturday.

It's a second attempt to break the record for the most Rosie the Riveters in one place. Participants are required to wear specific Rosie attire. The instructions can be found online:  http://savethebomberplant.org