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EC-121 “Warning Star” Moving to the Yankee Air Museum

EC-121 “Warning Star” Moving to the Yankee Air Museum

As previously reported HERE by WarbirdsNews, the Yankee Air Museum has launched the “The Warning Star Rescue Project” to save a Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star, and move it to their facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan. A team has been disassembling the aircraft at the sadly now-defunct Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, located at the former Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Illinois. Jack Weber, a former navy crew chief[Read More…]

The US Navy EC-121 “Warning Star” captured in 2015.

The Warning Star Rescue Project

By Austin Hancock Belleville, MI – The Yankee Air Force/Museum, known for operating a gorgeous outfit of WWII “heavy iron,” is seeking to add to their ever unique collection of aircraft. Along with the B-17, B-25, and C-47 flying, the YAF has an arsenal of static display planes which is equally impressive. The ground-based birds include a PB4Y-2 “Privateer,” and[Read More…]

D-Day Conneaut 2015

D-Day Conneaut 2015

By Tom Pawlesh D-Day Conneaut in Conneaut, Ohio is the largest D-Day reenactment in the world and is getting bigger and better every year. Totally funded by sponsors and donations, this huge event is free to the public. The mission of D-Day Ohio is to educate the public about the sacrifices of those who fought and those who died on the[Read More…]

by August 27, 2015 0 comments WWII Events
B-24s under construction at Ford Motor's Willow Run plant.

Yankee Air Museum Takes Ownership of Willow Run Plant

After several years of effort, the Yankee Air Museum now officially owns the remaining 144,000 square foot section of the old Ford Bomber Plant at Willow Run in Ypsilanti, Michigan. WarbirdsNews has been following this project since its inception, and is proud to have supported the fund raising campaign throughout the process (click HERE to read our previous articles). News broke[Read More…]

Yankee Air Museum to Change its Name

Yankee Air Museum to Change its Name

According to an article in the Detroit News, the Yankee Air Museum is set to update its name to reflect its new position. The museum, now in its fourth decade, has accomplished some major goals lately, most notably with the acquisition of a significant chunk of the old Ford bomber plant at Willow Run in Yipsilanti, Michigan. The massive B-24[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Aviation Museum News, Yankee Air Museum