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Milestone For Yankee Air Museum Bomber Plant Purchase

Jul 17, 2014

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.

The portion of the former Willow Run bomber plant the Yankee Air Museum will call home.
Credit Bob Eccles

Yankee Air Museum founder and Michigan Aerospace Foundation president Dennis Norton says a milestone was reached on Tuesday.

"As with any real estate transaction there's a lot of work that has to be done after we sign the purchase agreement," Norton says.  "All that work was done, we had a lot of work with easements, a lot of legal work, a lot of work trying to figure out utilities and things like that coming into the plant.  That all concluded yesterday (Tuesday)."

Norton says all that's left is to close on the purchase of the property, which could happen in late August or perhaps in September. 

Norton points out that the effort to raise money for the museum's new home continues.  Find out more online: