MI Freedom Tour


2020 is the 75 th Anniversary of Victory in World War II. Michigan played a vital role in this victory. Not only did over 600,000 Michigan residents serve in World War II, the entire state of Michigan played a critical role in our victory as the Arsenal of Democracy. To commemorate the preservation of our freedom through the sacrifices of the people of Michigan, the MI Freedom Center and the Yankee Air Museum are teaming up to launch the Michigan Freedom Tour! 

Yankee Air Museum Vintage WWII Aircraft

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortress


The Yankee Lady is the same model of WWII bomber made famous by the Memphis Belle and the American 8th Air Force in Europe.

B-25 Mitchell

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortress


The Yankee Warrior is the same model of WWII bomber made famous by Doolittle Raid on Tokyo launched from the deck of the U.S.S. Hornet only five months after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

C-47 Skytrain

B-17 Flying Fortress

C-47 Skytrain


Hairless Joe is the same model of WWII transport aircraft made famous during the airborne paratrooper assaults on D-Day and during Operation Market Garden.

Celebrate 75th Anniversary of WWII Victory!





If you or a loved one served our nation in the military, we would like to give you an opportunity to get a free ride on one of the Yankee Air Museum's classic World War II aircraft.





Sponsors are the key to making these free rides available to our veterans.Sponsor a ride, a site, or the overall tour.  Not only will sponsors have an opportunity to honor the service of our veterans, they will also have an economical marketing opportunity for earned media.  

Win for veterans. Win for sponsors.  Win for Michigan.

Tour Stops

(CANCELLED) May 14th: Willow Run Airport (Moved to August 1)

(B-17) Ann Arbor,/Canton/Ypsilanti

(CANCELLED) June 24: Coleman Young Municipal Airport

(B-25) Detroit/Grosse Pointe

(CANCELLED) July 1: MBS International Airport

(B-17) Midland/Bay City/Saginaw

July 15: Delta County Airport

(B-25/C-47) Escanaba

July 16: Ford Airport

(B-25/C-47) Iron Mountain

July 18: Muskegon County Airport

(B-17) Muskegon

Aug 1: Willow Run Airport

(B-17) Ypsilanti/Canton/Ann Arbor

Aug 2: Muskegon County Airport

(C-47) Muskegon

(CANCELLED) August 6: Oakland County International Airport

(C-47) Pontiac/Clarkston

(CANCELLED) August 14: Cherry Capital Airport

(B-25) Grayling/Traverse City

September 2: Kent County Airport

(B-17/B-25/C-47) Grand Rapids/Grandville