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Willow Run Airport

27 March 1999
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorWayne County Airport Authority
LocationVan Buren Charter Township and Ypsilanti Township
Elevation218 m (716 ft)

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Willow Run Airport is an airport located in Van Buren Charter Township and in Ypsilanti Township, near Ypsilanti, Michigan, that serves freight, corporate, and general aviation clients. No commercial passenger services are available at the airport.

Opened in 1942, Willow Run Airport was synonymous with the American industrial effort that contributed so much to the Allied victory in World War II. Operated by the Ford Motor Company, the Ford Willow Run manufacturing plant produced 8,685 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers upon its closure in April 1945, the largest number at any B-24 facility in the country.

Today, the Yankee Air Museum has a large collection of vintage aircraft. Then, as now, this airport occupies a central role in U.S. aviation history.

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