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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 […]

Last B-52 Departs WAFB

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 […]

On this day in SAC aviation history …..

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

On 16 January 1957: Operation POWER FLITE. At 1:00 p.m. PST, five Boeing B-52B Stratofortress eight-engine jet bombers of the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command, 93rd Bombardment Wing […]

Remembering the Challenger

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

On today's date in 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger crew was lost 73 seconds into flight. These astronauts made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

The first B-52H…

.....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 […]