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The restaurant's theme is tied to the B-24 Bombers that were made during World War ll, at the near by Willow Run Bomber Plant. The Bomber opened in 1936 as Baldwin's Diner. In the 1940's the name became "The Bomber"; later changed to Bob's Barbecue in the mid 70's. In 1986 the "Bomber" name returned and was purchased by co-owners John Sebestyen and Johanna McCoy. On January 26 2011, John Sebestyen passed away. Gone, but not forgotten. Johanna McCoy continues the history, running the Bomber Restaurant to this day.



John Sebestyen



John graduated from Bangor High School in Bangor, MI and then attended Ferris State College from 1961-65. John served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68. He was a Vietnam Veteran, 1967-68, serving with the 589th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Bridage in Vietnam. John entered the insurance business in 1968. He was a member of Central Life Assurance Company for many years. He was also a member of Central Life Agents Advisory Council for three years. John served all offices of the Washtenaw Life Underwriters Association, concluding as president in 1979 and1980. He served all offices of the MI State Life Underwriters Association and was president from 1990-91. John owned the Merriman Insurance Agency in Plymouth, MI from 1982-87, serving as CEO and president. He was a participant in the ownership of George's Huron Inn with George and Margaret Beaudette from 1987-92 and was co-owner of the Bomber Restaurant in Ypsilanti. He was an avid University of MI football fan, holding season tickets for over 32 years.

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