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Category: Lake Michigan

New partnership between the National Naval Aviation Museum, National Medal of Honor Museum and the Air Zoo brings historic aircraft to life for new museum

A special project that began 10 years ago, when an FM-2 Wildcat fighter plane was recovered from its 68-year slumber on the bottom of Lake Michigan, has recently taken an exciting turn as the Air Zoo Restoration Team pushes ahead for a spring 2024 completion. Conversations that began in late 2021 have led three organizations to a completion plan that is a victory for all.      Through the efforts of the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) in Pensacola, Florida, and the... Read More
at Monday, Jul 11, 2022
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Celebrating the end of an exciting chapter at the Air Zoo’s Restoration Center

The time has come to celebrate the hard work and dedication the volunteers and staff at the Air Zoo have put into the restoration of the Douglas Dauntless SBD-2P Dive Bomber, a historic WWII Navy aircraft once thought lost forever in Lake Michigan.   The SBD-2P (Bureau Number 2173) currently housed at the Air Zoo’s Flight Discovery Center is the last of its kind. It was thought to have sunk... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021
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