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The new floor plan for the high bay is starting to take shape. The Phantom moves in, the SPAD is almost finished and moved to a temporary location. The B-24 flight deck from Pony Maples has arrived and is on display. The Franklin glider is airborne in the middle of the museum. Take a look.

Al Wisnieski, 2014
 
Oshkosh 2014 via C-47 by Al Wisnieski

Al Wisnieski took the C-47 to Oshkosh and submitted these pictures

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AL HUDSON, 2014
 
C-47 Flight to the Owosso Train Expo 2014

Al Hudson joins the C-47 flight to Owosso for the Steam Train Show, Air Show, and Car Show as well as some pictures from Al's flight in an open cockpit biplane.

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AL HUDSON, 2014
 
C-47 Flight to the Owosso Train Expo 2014

Al Hudson joins the C-47 flight to Owosso for the Steam Train Show, Air Show, and Car Show as well as some pictures from Al's flight in an open cockpit biplane.

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AL HUDSON, 2014
 
C-47 Flight Over Detroit
Jun 3, 2014

Al Hudson took a flight over the Detroit area and sends these photos along.

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AL HUDSON, 2014
 
Memorial Day Observance -2014
May 26, 2014

Al Hudson records the Memorial Day Ceremonies at the Yankee Air Museum.
Pancake-less, this year.

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AL HUDSON, 2014
 
Italian Bistro - 2014

Jane Spires' annual fund raising event, The Italian Bistro was held on Saturday, August 26, 2014. Photos by Al Hudson.

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Al Hudson, 2014
 
Polishing Party - 2014
Apr 5, 2014

The annual polishing party was held on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The general public was invited into ...more

Hangar 1 at Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan to help put a high shine on our B-17G "YANKEE LADY" and our B-25C (D?) "YANKEE WARRIOR". As usual, admission was free, and a pizza lunch was provided for the volunteers. The event is organized by the Ramp Crew, with able assistance from our Security Department. All photographs by AL HUDSON.

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Al Hudson, 2014
 
"Rosie The Riveter" World Record Attempt

The world record for the most "Rosie The Riveters" in one place was set at the site of the original ...more

Willow Run Bomber plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Please visit http://savethebomberplant.org/ for more information about the fate of the Willow Run Bomber plant. All photographs by Al Hudson.

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Al Hudson, 2013
 
2014 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Jan 1, 2014

Al Hudson submits his photographs of the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation & Post Holiday Dinner

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AL HUDSON, 2013
 
70th Birthday of "YANKEE WARRIOR" B-25

Photos of the recent 70th Birthday Celebration on the Yankee Air Museum's B-25 "YANKEE WARRIOR". Photography by Al Hudson.

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AL HUDSON, 2013
 
Black Tie Gala - November 9, 2013
Nov 19, 2013

The Yankee Air Museum's annual Black Tie Gala was held Saturday, November 9, 2013. The theme was “ ...more

Welcome Home: A Tribute to the Vietnam Generation”
Featuring Brig. Gen. R. Steve Ritchie.

Photographs by Al Hudson

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AL HUDSON, 2013
 
The Willow Run Bomber Plant - The Final Tour

An open invitation to see the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant before it's demolition saw hundreds of people gathering for a last look. Photos by Al Hudson.

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Al Hudson, 2013
 
Rosie The Riveter World Record Attempt

How many "Rosie The Riveters" can gather at the Willow Run Bomber Plant for a try at the Guiness Boo ...more

k of World Records? Photos by Al Hudson

Please contact me at d2kos@comcast.net for information on obtaining photos.

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AL HUDSON, 2013
 
Late Summer Events

Al Hudson photographs the filming of the "Rosie the Riveter" promotional video at the PB4Y-2 site, preparations fro the new paint job on the F-4 Phantom II, and the arrival of the Goodyear blimp.

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Al Hudson, 2013
 
Ypsilanti Heritage Festival -2013
Aug 26, 2013

The Yankee Air Museum presented a booth at this year's Ypsilanti Heritage Festival featuring Rosie the Riveter. Photos by Al Hudson

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AL HUDSON, 2013
 
Veteran's Summit
Jul 27, 2013

A day to honor and support our military families. Proceeds from the event help support THE FIGHT CONTINUES and YANKEE AIR MUSEUM.

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Al Hudson, 2013
 
Memorial Day Observance
May 27, 2013

The annual Memorial Day Observance and Pancake Breakfast was held on Monday, May 27. Photography by Al Hudson.

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Chuck Huntley, 2013
 
CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT YAM

On May 10, 2013 students from Caledonia High School in Grand Rapids visit the museum and take a ride on the YANKEE LADY.

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Photography by Al Hudson, 2013
 
The Italian Bistro - 2012

Jane Spires brings the annual "Italian Bistro Dinner & Dance" to the Yankee Air Museum. This year featured "The Ultimate Abbott & Costello Tribute". Great music was provided by THE COURIERS.

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GM Photographer
 
WILLOW RUN PLANT TOUR

A tour of the famed Willow Run Bomber plant, from March 2008, courtesy of Steve Puhl, plant historian and photographed by an official GM photographer.

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Al Hudson, 2013
 
Polishing Party (aka Bomber Buffing), 2006
Apr 6, 2013

Our annual Polishing Party, which brings the public into extremely close contact with the YANKEE LAD ...more

Y and THE YANKEE WARRIOR, took place at HANGAR ONE on WILLOW RUN AIRPORT, Saturday, April 6, 2013.

For access to download photos, contact me at d2kos@comcast.net

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Al Hudson, 2013
 
Final Disposition of the Argosy & DC-6
Mar 9, 2013

The Argosy and DC-6 aircraft are removed from the airpark.

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Dwight Koslowski, 2011
 
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Al Hudson, 2013
 
New Member Cockpit Photos

Cockpit photos of new members taken at the annual Polishing Party (Bomber Buffing) at Hangar One on April 6, 2013.

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Al Hudson, 2013
 
Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Al Hudson photographs the 2013 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, held Saturday, March 23, 2013.

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Dwight Koslowski, 2011
 
DALE BURGESS RELATES WW2 P-38 EXPERIENCES
Mar 6, 2013

As a guest speaker at the March 6, 2013 Membership meeting of the Yankee Air Museum, member Dale Bur ...more

gess relates some of his experiences as a P-38 pilot in the South Pacific, flying with Charles Lindbergh. Photos by Al Hudson.

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Al Hudson, 2013
 
"FLY ME TO THE MOON" - NEW NASA EXHIBIT AT YANKEE AIR MUSEUM
Feb 9, 2013

Yankee Air Museum's first ever NASA traveling exhibit. The featured speaker was former astronaut Jack Lousma.

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Dwight Koslowski, 2013
 
February, 2013
Feb 9, 2013

The NASA "Fly Me To The Moon" travelling exhibit makes a stop at the Yankee Air Museum, so space (no pun intended) had to be made in the center of the exhibit area. Take a look and see what, is where.

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Dwight Koslowski, 2013
 
January, 2013

Aircraft in, aircraft out, and a new exhibit or two, and the new plan fro the floor starts to take shape

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Many Yankee Members have contributed these photos.
 
The SPAD Project - A Retrospective
Jan 12, 2013

The SPAD project has been completed! Here's a look over the past years. My photo server encountered ...more

trouble with super-storm Sandy, so some of my earlier photos are not currently available. I'll add them when available.

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Dwight Koslowski, 2012
 
Saturday Moving
Dec 15, 2012

We had to move the C-45 to bring in the Phantom. Al Hudson, who usually photographs these types of things, drove the "Lull" that towed the Phantom into the museum.

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Al Hudson, 2012
 
Christmas Party - 2012
Dec 8, 2012

The annual potluck Christmas party was held in the high bay on Saturday, December 12, 2012. Photography by Al Hudson.

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Dwight Koslowski, 2011
 
2012 Gala

Al Hudson photographs the 2012 Black Tie Gala at the Yankee Air Museum, honoring Norm Ellickson, Robert Shoens, Joseph Edwards, with Presentations by Lloyd Carr and Donald Miller.

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Al Hudson, 2012
 
General Membership Meeting - September, 2012
Sep 25, 2012

Photographs by Al Hudson

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Dwight Koslowski, 2012
 
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Sep 8, 2012

Look what is parked on the East Ramp - three KC-135s and a C-17. Does the crew have tickets to today's game in Ann Arbor? U of M vs the Air Force Academy?

Also, in the airpark, the Phantom, the Voo Doo, and the Thunderflash sneak close to the fence, ready to make their move to the Museum grounds.

Finally, the YAM's newest aircraft appears on the East ramp - the DC-8.

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John Marker, 2012
 
Restoration Department Excursion to Grissom AFB
Jun 1, 2012

Members of the Restoration Department took the C-47 to Grissom AFB for a look around their museum and restoration facilities. Photos by John Marker

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Dwight Koslowski, 2012
 
Thunder Over Michigan - Arrival Day
Aug 3, 2012
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Al Hudson, 2012
 
Memorial Day - Pancake Breakfast
May 26, 2012

The annual Memorial Day observance, pancake breakfast (and lunch), and fly-in. Photos by Al Hudson. ...more



Please e-mail d2kos@comcast.net for the password. It seems that Frank Nagy, a former member, is intent on stealing images and publishing them on Facebook, defaming members in the photographs.

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Al Hudson, 2012
 
Selfridge Air National Guard Base MUSEUM
May 11, 2012

Al Hudson took a trip to Selfridge ANGB to see their museum and air park, where Randy Hotton gave tours of the P-3 he once flew.

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Al Hudson, 2012
 
Italian Bistro 2012
Apr 21, 2012

Another successful evening of Italian food and music. This continually popular event is the result of the efforts of Jane Spires and her crew of volunteers.

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Al Hudson, 2012
 
Polishing Party - 2012
Apr 14, 2012

Al Hudson captures images at the annual Polishing Party. The B-17G, Yankee Lady, was shined up at the Grosse Ile airport on Saturday, April 14.

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Al Hudson, 2012
 
Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
Mar 31, 2012

The annual luncheon given to recognize those volunteers that have reached milestone plateaus.

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John Marker, 2012
 
B-57 in the YAM Air Park
Mar 31, 2012
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John Marker, 2012
 
Florida - Fantasy of Flight Museum & A6-A
Mar 31, 2012
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Joe Amend, 2012
 
The Crew From Hangar F-6
Feb 28, 2012

Who are the crew from Hangar F-6 and just what goes on over there? Here are some photos, courtesy of Joe Amend, of the crew on a routine Saturday.

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Dwight Koslowski, 2012
 
Museum Walk Around - February, 2012
Feb 4, 2012

My camera has been repaired, so it's time to look around the museum, and see the reconfigured exhibits.

Al Hudson also contributes his photos to the current collection.

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Al Hudson, 2011
 
Christmas Party - 2011
Dec 20, 2011

The annual Christmas party, held on Saturday, December 10 in the main bay.
Photographs by Al Hudson.

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Al Hudson, 2011
 
30th Anniversary Gala
Nov 19, 2011

Yankee Air Museum's 30th Anniversary Black Tie Gala photographed by Al Hudson.

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Al Hudson, 2011
 
United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Nov 5, 2011

The 236th Anniversary of the formation of the United States Marine Corps held at the Yankee Air Museum, sponsored by the Washtenaw County Detachment #414 of the Marine Corps League.

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Dwight Koslowski, 2011
 
October 25, 2011
Oct 25, 2011

The Franklin Glider starts to see new paint, and work continues on prepping the smaller parts of the Antonov for paint and installation.

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Al Hudson, 2011
 
Antonov AN-2 Restoration in Progress
Oct 14, 2011

Al Hudson photographed the Antonov as it gets a new paint scheme.

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Dwight Koslowski, 2011
 
Collection Building - October 2011
Oct 4, 2011

The Antonov is inside the building. getting a more authentic paint job.

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Al Hudson, 2011
 
Howell Balloonfest
Jun 23, 2011

The B-25 made an appearance at this year's Howell Balloonfest. Photography by Al Hudson.

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John Marker, 2011
 
Restoration Crew Photos
Jun 7, 2011

Photos from John Marker. These are the guys that work in the AirPark when the weather permits. Any t ...more

hing from chasing critters from their homes in the aircraft to rebuilding and restoring the aircraft falls to them

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Al Hudson, 2011
 
Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast - 2011
May 30, 2011

The annual Memorial Day Observation and Pancake Breakfast presented by the Yankee Air Museum - Photographed by Al Hudson.

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Al Hudson, 2011
 
VIETNAM: Salute To The Huey
May 21, 2011

Bob Mason and Jerry Towler present their adventures as helicopter pilots in Vietnam. Photos by Al Hudson.

If copies of these photos are desired, send me a note ( D2Kos@Comcast.net )

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Al Hudson, 2011
 
Italian Bistro -2011
Apr 30, 2011

For the first time, the Italian Bistro Dinner / Dance was held in Yankee Air Museum's Collection & Exhibits Building. Photos by Al Hudson

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Russell Banush, 2011
 
A-50 Continental Aircraft Engine
Apr 30, 2011
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Dwight Koslowski, 2011
 
Browsing the collection building
Mar 19, 2011

These are unrelated photos given to me over a series of weeks, taken by the members, illustrating a variety of projects in various phases.

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