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2021 SEASON PREVIEW

We hope to be publishing finalized opening and events details in mid April.
Museum entry for the 2021 season will be based upon Michigan Health Department requirements.
Masks and social distancing will be required and timed entry via an online reservation system will be utilized.

 


MAY 15: OPENING *


JUNE 25-27: WELCOME HOME WEEKEND & WWII ENCAMPMENT *


JULY 17: GOLF OUTING *
(event information will be posted)


JULY 23: GARY POWERS LECTURE EVENT *
(event & ticket sales information will be posted in mid April)


AUGUST 21-23: FLY-IN PANCAKE BREAKFAST *
(event information will be posted)


OCTOBER 17: LAST DAY OF THE 2021 SEASON *


* based upon the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases across Michigan, we are uncertain if our opening and scheduled events will be able to be held on the dates scheduled.

 

Veterans, Reserves, ANG, National Guard & Active Duty members, if you are in the area on the dates below, please stop by cell #2 at the museum for a cup of joe, a doughnut and some conversation.

 

Starts at 9:30am

May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23

If you were stationed at Wurtsmith AFB, you will notice this
1951 preliminary master plan looks very different from what the base actually looked like.

 

click to enlarge

Click here to see an undated vicinity / wind analysis / airfield pavement map

Our L-19 “Bird Dog” was recently moved to a heated hangar. It’s restoration will be a winter project for friends from Flight Base Operations and volunteers from Kalitta Air. We really appreciate their interest in returning this plane to it’s original appearance and flying condition. It has been a museum display “in restoration” for over 20 years. We are anxious to see what it looks like with both wings attached!

The L-19 “Bird Dog” was used as a spotter plane in Korea and Vietnam because it could be flown at a low altitude and slow speed.

Check back for photos as the restoration gets underway.

PLAN   YOUR   VISIT

 

 

The Wurtsmith Air Museum is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the history of Wurtsmith Air Force Base and aviation in Northeastern Michigan.

We offer visitors three hangars full of military (all branches) and aviation history, static aircraft displays, artifacts, equipment and lots of WAFB memorabilia.

The museum is handicapped accessible and tours are available
for school groups and the general public.

 

 

We are located on the former
Wurtsmith Air Force Base

4071 East Van Ettan Street
Oscoda, Michigan 48750

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Adults: $ 7.00

Children (under 12): $ 3.00

Children (under 5): Free

Active Military (with ID): Free

Museum members: Free

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AN ARTIFACT FROM WURTSMITH’S COLD WAR PAST HAS RETURNED HOME

 

We are happy to announce our newest acquisition!

The radar navigator’s ejection seat from Wurtsmith B-52, 58-0173  ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

The ejection seat was added to our collection on June 26, 2020 and we are working on an appropriate display to tell its story.

 

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Get In Touch

Physical Location:
4071 East Van Ettan Street
Oscoda, Michigan 48750

Mailing Address:
PO Box 664
Oscoda, Michigan 48750

Telephone: (989) 739-7555
Email: email@wurtsmithairmuseum.net


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