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 date in 1992, B-52G, #57-6492 'Old Crow Express', departed for AMARC at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ. a.k.a. 'the boneyard' Photos of the crew upon their arrival at […]
.....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 […]
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The Air Force formally closes operations at Wurtsmith on this date in 1993
On this date in 1953, Oscoda Air Force Base is officially designated Paul B. Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Major General Wurtsmith was from Detroit Michigan and a World War II […]
The Wurtsmith Air Museum proudly presents an evening with Gary Powers Jr, Join us for a discussion on the politics of the cold war, the U-2 shootdown of his father, […]
A total of 193 were built, the largest number of any model of the B-52. G MODEL MAJOR MODERNIZATIONS INCORPORATED the “wet wing,” eliminating fuel bladders in favor of a […]