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Wurtsmith Air Force Base

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wurtsmith Air Force Base
Part of Air/Aersopace Defense Command (ADC)
and Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Oscoda Township, Iosco County, Michigan
Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport-2006-USGS.jpg
2006 USGS Airphoto. Note the christmas tree alert staging area at top center.
Wurtsmith Air Force Base is located in Michigan
Wurtsmith Air Force Base
Wurtsmith Air Force Base
Location of Wurtsmith Air Force Base
Coordinates 44°27′09″N 083°22′49″W / 44.45250°N 83.38028°W / 44.45250; -83.38028
Type Air Force Base
Site information
Controlled by United States Air Force
Site history
Built 1923
In use 1923–1993
Garrison information
Garrison 379th Bombardment Wing
Oscoda Army Airfield, 1943
Oscoda Army Airfield, 1943

Wurtsmith Air Force Base is a decommissioned United States Air Force base in Iosco County, Michigan. It operated from 1923 until decommissioned in 1993.

Previous names

  • Camp Skeel, November 1931
  • Oscoda Army Air Field, August 1942
  • Oscoda Air Force Base, 24 June 1948.
  • Wurtsmith Air Force Base, 15 February 1953 – 30 June 1993

Major commands to which assigned

Re-designated Strategic Air Command, 21 March 1946

Major units assigned

  • First Pursuit Group, 15 October 1927
  • 100th Base HQ and Air Base Squadron, 31 October 1942
  • 524th Base HQ and Air Base Squadron, 21 June 1943
  • 134th AAF Base Unit, 14 April 1944 – 12 April 1945
  • 4301st Base Services Squadron, 1 August 1948
Re-designated: 2476th Base Service Squadron, 1 January 1949
Re-designated: 4655th Base Service Squadron, 1 December 1950
Re-designated 527th Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953-15 19Oct 55

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office 1961 (republished 1983, Office of Air Force History, ISBN 0-912799-02-1).
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History 1984. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.
  • Mueller, Robert (1989). Volume 1: Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982. USAF Reference Series, Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. ISBN 0-912799-53-6, ISBN 0-16-002261-4
  • USAF Aerospace Defense Command publication, The Interceptor, January 1979 (Volume 21, Number 1).

External links

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