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Yankee Air Museum Hangar Fire

10 Years After The Yankee Air Museum Hangar Fire

Oct 8, 2014

Ten years ago Thursday the Yankee Air Museum's hangar went up in flames, destroying everything the museum had, except for its three flying aircraft.  And if not for the heroic work of several museum volunteers, the planes might have been lost, as well.

Lew Major has served on the crew of the museum's B-25 bomber, the Yankee Warrior, since 1998.  They had just returned from an airs how and were preparing to store the plane in the hangar when they saw smoke.