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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

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 […]

On this date in 1975

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

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

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]