War relics land at Portage air museum

Associated Press

Portage —  A mixed-media sculpture created from the remains of a U.S. Army helicopter shot down in 1969 during a Vietnam medical rescue is visiting Michigan. After being on display outside the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Steve Maloney’s “Take Me Home Huey” arrived Tuesday at the Air Zoo, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette. The sculpture is on display at the Air Zoo until Aug. 31. It’s the second of two war relics to arrive at the Air Zoo.

Last week, a Douglas SBD-2P Dauntless WWII bomber recovered from Lake Michigan was delivered to the facility’s restoration center, considered one of the nation’s top locations for military aircraft restoration work.

Taras Lyssenko of A and T Recovery, checks on the recovered World War II bomber after it was delivered to Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan.