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19 September 2010

News and notes …

Several items regarding museums were announced or are continuing:

  • The U.S. Navy is looking for a home as a museum ship for the retired aircraft carrier U.S.S. John F. Kennedy
  • Although produced in great numbers there is no Dornier D0 17 displayed anywhere in the world but this will change over the next few years as one of the RAF Museums in the UK is recovering one of these aircraft which has emerged from the sands along the UK coast. The aircraft made a forced landing in 1940 (during WW II) and appears to be nearly intact. This is a rare bird.
  • NASA has plans to retire the three remaining space shuttles to museums. There is intense competition among the several candidates that could afford to purchase, transport and display a shuttle. The three ships are: Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour.
  • The Foster’s Daily Democrat reports the good news of the reopening of the Yankee Air Museum at the airport known as Willow Run near Ypsilanti Michigan. The museum experienced a disastrous hangar fire — saved were their B-17, B-25 and C-47 aircraft — lost were their YOV-10A, Waco CG-4A, a former Thunderbird F-105 and an Aero L-39 along with artifacts and the library.
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