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Patriot Day

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Remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.

Last KC-135A Departs WAFB

On this date in 1992, “Freedoms Best", was the last Tanker to depart Wurtsmith. Click to read the article

On this date in 1965 …

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On 29 September 1965, ten years after it entered service, the first operational Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, RB-52B-15-BO 52-8711, was retired to the Strategic Aerospace Museum, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. […]

In Memoriam

On this date in 1988, KC-135A, 60-0317, was returning from TDY to KI Sawyer. The aircraft made a hard landing following a steep approach in crosswind conditions and went off […]

On this day in aviation history…

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

18 October 1922: At Selfridge Field, near Mount Clemens, Michigan, Assistant Chief of the Air Service Brigadier General William Mitchell set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Absolute Speed Record flying a […]