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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 […]

Happy Birthday …….

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

Major General Paul B. Wurtsmith was on born on this date in 1906

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. […]