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 […]
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.
March 7, 1942: The first class of Tuskegee Airmen graduate from U.S. Army Air Force Tuskegee Army Air Field, Alabama. The "Red Tail" P-51 Mustangs flown by the Tuskeegee Airmen […]
On National Vietnam War Veterans Day, we recognize the many men and women who served and fought during the difficult conflict, giving them the appreciation they deserve.
.....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 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 […]
Major General Paul B. Wurtsmith was born on this date in1906
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 […]