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B-25 bomber to visit Air Zoo

July 27, 2010

Source: Danielle Nicholl
Job Title: Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Phone: 269.350.2811

On July 31, Air Zoo visitors will have the opportunity to take flight in the Yankee Warrior-a B-25 Mitchell bomber with World War II combat history.

The Yankee Air Museum's Yankee Warrior will be at the Air Zoo's East Campus from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. During that time, visitors will be able to purchase a 30-minute flight experience on the warbird for $400 per person. Tours of the aircraft will also be available for $4 per adult and $3 per child.

In conjunction with the B-25 visit, the Great Lakes Burn Camp will hold a motorcycle ride benefit to help send kids who are burn survivors to camp for free. Registration for the ride begins at 9 a.m. with the ride commencing at 11 a.m. A group of kids from the camp will also be taking a ride on the Yankee Warrior, thanks to generous donations made by Bowers Manufacturing, Perry's Harley-Davidson and CTS Telecom Inc.

The Yankee Warrior flew in eight bombing missions in Corsica, with success in missions over Sicily and through the Brenner Pass. The B-25 Mitchell was the most effective medium bomber of World War II and was the first medium bomber to fly off of an aircraft carrier.

To purchase a ride in the B-25 Yankee Warrior in advance, please contact John Vander Ven at 269.250.0783 or To learn more about the Great Lakes Burn Camp motorcycle ride benefit, contact Tamra Stafford at 269.350.2815. For more information about the Air Zoo, visit or call 269.382.6555.

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