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Yankee Air Museum's Thunder Over Michigan 2006 (Page 1 of 2)

Held during the weekend of August 5-6, the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport once again packed the ramp full of aircraft for their 8th annual air display. The featured aircraft for this show were supposed to be a large number of Spitfires and Skyraiders, but attrition took its toll on the scheduled warriors, keeping most of them away.  Although they only had two Spitfires and one Skyraider, there were three Hawker Hurricanes that attended, probably making this the largest gathering of Hurricanes in North America in the past 20 (?) years.  Add to this a Lancaster and original Messerschmitt, and you had avery memorable air display.  The YAM once again held a simulated battle on a farm field next to the YAF's displayed collection, with close to 30 armored vehicles and several hundred reenactors. Adding to the ground battle, air support came from two P-47 Thunderbolts and a P-51 Mustang.  At the side entrance, was a full-on WWII camp, representing the Americans, British, Canadians, and Germans. Temperatures were on the warm side, with haze and cloud cover leading into the afternoons, but we were fortunate to once again avoid any rain.  For more information on the Yankee Air Museum or their shows, please visit their website at: http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/   

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All photographs (digital - Canon 20D) were taken by Roger Cain (SAH 2).

These photographs posted on 2-11-07

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