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The first B-52H…
May 9, 2026
…..The first B-52H Stratofortress, 60-001 christened the “State of Michigan” arrives at Wurtsmith on May 9, 1961.
This marked the re-designation of the base from a fighter-interceptor training base to the Strategic Air Command.
Today, this Bomber is still on active duty with the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB. Her name is now Memphis Belle IV.