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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 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 […]

Patriot Day

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

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 …

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

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. 52-8711, had arrived at Castle Air Force Base, California on 29 June 1955, and was assigned to the 93rd Bombardment Wing (Heavy). It later served […]

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 the side of the runway and broke up. A fire erupted. All crew members were lost. A firefighting exercise had just completed, and the team […]