You’ll want to look to the skies on Wednesday, Sept. 2, if you live along the U.S. 23 or I-96 corridors.
A vintage World War II B-17 bomber will be flying from Ypsilanti to Grand Rapids on Wednesday as part of Greatest Generation Day – a celebration of World War II veterans. The B-17 will be joined by two other World War II planes – a C-47 and a B-25.
The date is significant: Sept. 2, 2020, is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
The flight pattern of the three planes will follow the same route a car would take, heading north along U.S. 23 and west along I-96. That means the bomber will be flying directly over Whitmore Lake, Brighton, Howell and Fowlerville in Livingston County.
The planes are set to take off from Ypsilanti’s Willow Run Airport at 5:12 p.m. They should be over Brighton at 5:22 p.m. and Howell at 5:25 p.m. Here’s the entire schedule: