Media Coverage of Save The Bomber Plant Campaign

National and Internationla Media Coverage for Save The Willow Run Bomber Plant

There’s been tremendous national media coverage of our campaign to save a portion of the Willow Run Bomber Plant, unanimously positive and supportive. Everyone from NPR to Jerry Doyle, all across the nation, and all the way to the United Kingdom, would like to see a part of “The Arsenal of Democracy” saved for future generations.

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Scroll down for links to our news coverage below, and read about

  • C-Span’s American History TV segment on the Willow Run Bomber Plant
  • National Geographic Channel’s special “The Assembly Line,” featuring Willow Run and our effort to save part of it
  • Demolition plans do not affect our campaign to save a portion of the plant
  • Radio personality Jerry Doyle’s compelling broadcast: why saving Willow Run is essential
  • The UK Guardian’s stunning pictorial of Willow Run’s, and other factories’, Rosie the Riveters
  • The UK Daily Mail’s article with terrific, well-researched archival photos of Willow Run
  • The History Channel’s article with info on Rose Will Monroe, original Rosie the Riveter
  • NPR’s All Things Considered radio coverage
  • A University of Michigan student who dresses as Rosie the Riveter to help save the Plant
  • A visit to Yankee and Willow Run by some real WWII-era Rosie the Riveters
  • A heartfelt call-to-action from longtime Detroit radio personality Bob Hynes in honor of his late friend and fellow Yankee Air Museum supporter, Detroit’s beloved weatherman Sonny Eliot, who was a B-24 pilot and POW in WWII

Media Coverage of Save The Bomber Plant

Deals of the Year 2014 Nonprofit award: Yankee Air Museum
MLive.com By Ben Freed
November 7, 2014

Air museum buys Rosie’s old bomber plant, has new name
The Detroit News by Mike Householder, Associated Press
October 30, 2014

Yankee Air Museum changing name, mission in expansion
MLive.com by Matt Durr  WITH PHOTO GALLERY
October 30, 2014

Yankee Air Museum expects to buy land for new museum next month
The Detroit Free Press by Nathan Bomey and Ellen Creager
August 13, 2014

Museum signs purchase deal for part of Willow Run bomber plant
Detroit Free Press by Mike Householder
June 23, 2014

Yankee Air Museum signs deal for part of Willow Run Bomber Plant
MLive.com by Ben Freed
June 23, 2014

Yankee Air Museum signs purchase agreement for historic Willow Run Bomber Plant
The Ypsilanti Courier by Krystal Elliott
June 23, 2014

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
April 29, 2014

AOL.com Video
April 29, 2014

New Guinness World Record set for ‘largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter’
ClickOnDetroit.com WITH VIDEO (Link no longer available)
April 21, 2014

Time Running Out to Save Willow Run
TV20 Detroit by Dave Level (Link no longer available)
April 15, 2014

$1.5 Million Needed by May 1 to Save Rosie’s Plant
The Boston Globe by Mike Householder
March 29, 2014

$1.5 Million Needed by May 1 to Save Rosie’s Plant NPR (National Public Radio) (Link no longer available)
March 28, 2014

Extension Granted To Save Part Of Willow Run Bomber Plant From Demolition
CBS Detroit.com by Tom Jordan
December 27, 2013

Rosies join effort to save Willow Run plant: ‘We can do it again’ The Detroit News
by Lauren Abdel-Razzaq (Link no longer available)
November 21, 2013 WITH VIDEO AND PHOTO GALLERY

 

History of the Willow Run Bomber Plant
C-Span’s American History TV
November 16-17, 2013

No record for Rosies at bomber plant reunion The Detroit News
by Tony Briscoe
October 30, 2013 (link no longer available) WITH PHOTO GALLERY

Yankee Air Museum to attempt world record for most Rosies the Riveters in one place
Ypsilanti Courier
by Krystal Elliott October 27, 2013

Willow Run Bomber Plant hosting open house Saturday
clickondetroit.com (with video)
October 26, 2013

 

Willow Run bomber plant preservationists get more time to reach goal
The Detroit Free Press by Teresa Baldas
October 26, 2013

Yankee Air Museum gets 6-month extension on “Save the Bomber Plant” campaign
Ypsilanti Courier by Krystal Elliott
October 27, 2013

Yankee Air Museum needs $2 million to save old bomber plant
Fox News Detroit
October 26, 2013

Yankee Air Museum receives additional deadline extension to raise $2M to buy ex-bomber plant
MLive.com by Katrease Stafford
October 26, 2013

THE Willow Run Bomber Plant was recently featured in National Geographic TV special, “The Assembly Line.” Yankee Air Museum’s Randy Hotton was interviewed, and also local WWII Rosie the Riveter Helen Slater…

COLUMN: Yankee Air Museum provides once-in-a-lifetime experience with flight in a B-17
The Ypsilanti Courier by Krystal Elliott
October 17, 2013

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP: Yankee Air Museum gets another month to finish campaign to save bomber plant
The Ypsilanti Courier by Krystal Elliott
September 30, 2013

Preservation group gets extension to raise money for historic Willow Run factory
The Detroit News by Melissa Burden
September 30, 2013 (link no longer available)

Yankee Air Museum now has until Nov. 1 to raise $3M to buy ex-bomber plant
MLive.com News by Katrease Stafford
September 27, 2013

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP: RACER deal good news for Yankee Air Museum
Ypsilanti Courier by Krystal Elliott
September 10, 2013

Historically Speaking: Rosie the Riveter an Iconic Wartime Symbol
Norwich Bulletin by Richard Curland
September 14, 2013

Yankee Air Museum has 22 days left to raise $3.2M to save portion of former Willow Run bomber plant
annarbor.com by Lizzie Alfs
September 10, 2013

Part of former GM Willow Run plant set for demolition
The Detroit News by Melissa Burden
September 5, 2013 (link no longer available)

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP: RACER Trust reaches demolition, development agreements for Willow Run plant
Ypsilanti Courier by Krystal Elliott
September 5, 2013

Willow Run bomber plant to be demolished; new vehicle research center planned
The Detroit Free Press by Nathan Bomey
September 5, 2013

Jerry talks to Dennis Norton from the Yankee Air Museum about Saving a Piece of American History from the Wrecking Ball
Jerry Doyle Radio Show
August 3, 2013

Trying to Save a Piece of Rosie the Riveter’s Factory
AARP Blog by Steve Mencher (with video)
August 5, 2013

 

Rosie the Riveter and other women workers – in pictures
The UK Guardian pictorial gallery
August 5, 2013

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP: Yankee Air Museum gets extension to save old bomber plant Ypsilanti Courier by Krystal Elliot
August 4, 2013

Museum Tries To Save The Plant Where Rosie Riveted
NPR All Things Considered by Tracy Samilton
August 4, 2013

Michigan grad student brings Rosie the Riveter to life to help Yankee Air Museum fundraising efforts
annarbor.com by Ben Freed
August 3, 2013

Old Willow Run Plant May Avoid Demolition Thanks To Yankee Air Museum GMauthority.com by Manoli Katakis
August 2, 2013

Rosie the Riveter Museum: Fundraisers Try to Preserve WWII’s ‘Arsenal of Democracy’
ABC News by Alan Farnham
August 1, 2013

Rosie the Riveter’s Factory Gets 2-Month Reprieve
ABC News online / Associated Press
by Mike Householder
July 31,2013

Yankee Air Museum gets extension on bid to acquire Willow Run bomber plant
The Detroit Free Press by Nathan Bomey
July 31, 2013

Fighting to Save Rosie the Riveter’s Factory
The History Channel by Sarah Pruitt

Group gets 60 more days to raise funds to save some of Rosie the Riveter plant near Detroit
Washington Post (link no longer available)
July 31, 2013

Campaigners battle to save iconic Detroit factory made famous for hiring ‘Rosie the Riveter’ – the unassuming worker chosen as the poster-girl for the female war effort during WWII
UK Daily Mail
July 29, 2013

Trying To Save Part Of Rosie The Riveter’s Factory
National Public Radio
July 29, 2013

$3.5 million needed to save ‘Rosie the Riveter’ factory
Los Angeles Times by Ricardo Lopez
July 29, 2013

Group tries to save Rosie the Riveter WWII factory
MSN News
July 29, 2013

Trying to save part of Rosie the Riveter’s factory
Yahoo News
July 29, 2013

Donations needed to save Detroit’s Bomber Plant
clickondetroit.com (with video)
July 28, 2013

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP: Yankee Air Museum seeks large donors to save old bomber plant
The Ypsilanti Courier by Krystal Elliott
July 17, 2013

Yankee Air Museum wants to call Willow Run Bomber Plant home
Fox News Detroit by Amy Lange (with video)
July 17, 2013

Yankee Air Museum fights to save Willow Run Bomber Plant
AOPA News by Benet J. Wilson
July 9, 2013

Fundraiser Aims to Save Willow Run From Demolition
CBS Detroit (with video)
July 3, 2013

Preservation Nation Blog: Swift Wings, Swift Action: Willow Run Bomber Plant Fights for its Future
National Trust for Historic Preservation (with photos)
July 1, 2013

Rosies Return One Last Time to former Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti
Detroit Free Press by Nathan Bomey (with video)
June 17, 2013

Trying to Save a Piece of Detroit History
CBS Detroit by Jeff Gilbert (with video)
June 25, 2013

Saving History by the Foot  (link no longer available)
Hometown Newspapers by Sue Mason
July 2, 2013

Rosies Return
USA Today (video story)

Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant
WLBY: The Lucy Ann Lance Show (local radio broadcast)
June 24, 2013

Help Save Bomber Plant at Willow Run  (link no longer available)
Bob Hynes (guest column in multiple local newspapers)
June 15, 2013

Groups Focused on Saving the Willow Run Bomber Plant
EAA News
June 25, 2013

Former GM Willow Run Plant May be Demolished
Detroit Free Press by Nathan Bomey (with Photo Gallery)
April 23, 2013

Yankee Air Museum Kicks Off Fundraising
AnnArbor.com by Chelsea Hoedel
May 17, 2013

Willow Run Bomber Plant Could be a New Home for Yankee Air Museum
Michigan Radio: Stateside with Cynthia Canty (radio broadcast)
May16, 2013

At Last, a B-24 and a New Home for Yankee Air Museum
The Aeroplane Magazine (UK)
May 18, 2013

Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant
AirWingMedia
June 22, 2013

Yankee Air Museum Plan Could Save Part of Willow Run From Wrecking Ball
AnnArbor.com by Tom Perkins
April 23, 2013

Yankee Air Museum Wants Home at ex-Bomber Plant
Crain’s Detroit Business via Associated Press
April 23, 2013

Yankee Air Museum want to buy part of Historic Bomber Plant
WEMU by Bob Eccles
April 23, 2013

Detroit Free Press: Several Rosie the Riveters Return to Former Willow Run Bomber Plant
AnnArbor.com by Ben Freed
June 17, 2013

We still need to bring media attention to the cause, if we are going to save part of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant from the wrecking ball. You can help by commenting on news stories, contacting new outlets and asking them to cover the story, and sharing links and posts on Facebook, Twitter and email to spread the word. Tell your friends that $50 saves on sq. ft. of the plant, and…

Just as the Willow Run workers accomplished the production miracle of building one bomber every hour…together, we can do it!

Do your part. Click on the big, red “Donate” button, and give generously…. and please tweet, post and share to spread the word!

Thank you!
The Michigan Aerospace Foundation
The Yankee Air Museum
Campaign Co-chairmen Astronaut Jack Lousma and former GM Executive Bob Lutz