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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 …….

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

Patriot Day

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Remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.