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Remembering the Challenger

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

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.

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An important piece of history for today.

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

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 […]