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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.

On this date in 1965 …

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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. 52-8711, had arrived at Castle Air Force Base, California on 29 June 1955, and was assigned to the 93rd Bombardment Wing (Heavy). It later served […]

On this day in aviation history…

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18 October 1922: At Selfridge Field, near Mount Clemens, Michigan, Assistant Chief of the Air Service Brigadier General William Mitchell set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Absolute Speed Record flying a Curtiss R-6 biplane, Air Service serial number A.S. 68564, over a 1 kilometer course at a speed of 358.84 kilometers per hour (222.973 miles per […]

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, […]

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

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.

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.