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On this date in 1975

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In October and November of 1975 several UFOs were reported near not only Wurtsmith's weapons storage area, but three other bases across the country. https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP88-01315R000300070001-4.pdf      

The first B-52, the XB-52, rolled out on this date in 1951

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The Air Force issued requirement for a new strategic bomber in November 1945. Boeing won the contract bid June 5, 1946. The B-52 design evolved from a straight-wing aircraft powered by six turboprop engines to the final prototype B-52s with eight turbojet engines. By early 1949, Boeing was preparing two prototypes, the XB-52 and YB-52, […]

Anniversary of the first powered, controlled flight of an airplane

On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk with their first powered aircraft. The Wright brothers had invented the first successful airplane. Learn more here>> https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/fly/1903/

On this day in SAC aviation history …..

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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 (Heavy), departed Castle Air Force Base, near Merced, California, on a non-stop around-the-world flight. 45 hours, 19 minutes later, three B-52s landed at March Air […]

Remembering the Challenger

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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.

An important piece of history for today.

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda, MI, United States

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 became a welcome sight to the bomber crews they escorted on their missions  

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 […]