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Aircraft

planes, etc.

  • B-52D Bomber Model 55-0062 Eric KostrevaB-52D Bomber Serial number 55-0062 currently rests at K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum. This bomber flew training missions out of K.I. Sawyer. This aircraft was initially placed into the Strategic ...
  • Recent History of the 107th Fighter Squadron Cameron PotterThe 107th fighter squadron is an Air National Guard unit attached to the 127th wing out of Selfridge Air Base in Mount Clemens, Michigan. They have a long history stretching ...
  • Tech. Sgt. Robert E. LaMotte and the Lady Be Good Nick FisherIn a little town called Lake Linden in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan there lies a monument that holds the propeller of a WWII aircraft. Tech. Sgt. Robert E. LaMotte ...
  • The Closure of K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base Jerry SommerfeldIn 1944, early construction began on an airport in Marquette county in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Its name – K.I. Sawyer Airport.  By July 22, 1949, K.I. Sawyer officially ...
  • 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard Nathan Duprey160513-Z-FN720-045[1]The 127th Wing is stationed at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, located in Harrison Township, Michigan. Selfridge is one of the oldest continuously operating military airfields in the country, tracing ...
  • A-10 Thunderbolt II Lifespan Extension at Selfridg… Sam MeluchSelfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Charter Township, MI is home to the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard. In 2005, Selfridge was awarded funding for the ...
  • 438th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron Parker Birrhttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/438th_Fighter-Interceptor_Squadron_-_Emblem.pngKincheloe Air Force Base (formerly Kinross AFB) was home to the 438th Fighter Interceptor Squadron from April of 1953 until August of 1968.  Kinross’ name was changed to Kincheloe after ...
  • The Retrofit of USS Sable Alex KellyThe USS Sable was an aircraft carrier that was used to train pilots and carrier personnel in the Great Lakes region during WWII.  Before the Sable was an aircraft carrier, it ...
  • 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadron Jimmy RoznickThe patch of the 87th FIS surrounded by the signatures of those who served in it. (Photo courtesy of John Roznick)The 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, known by their squadron paint as the “Red Bulls” flew F-106 Delta Darts from their base at KI Sawyer to intercept Soviet ‘Bear’ bombers during ...
  • The Strategic Air Command K. I. Sawyer Air Force Aaron ScheetzK.I. Sawyer Air Force Base MarquetteThe Strategic Air Command served as a major part of the nuclear deterrent against the Soviet Union and as the striking force for the United States for almost five decades. ...
  • WWII Glider Museum in Kingsford, MI Kevin EdlebeckMenominee Glider MuseumThe Ford Motor Company plant that was located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was converted to build Gliders that were used in WWII. It was a much need change ...
  • Major Julian Schuster Dan DomitrovichJulian Schuster was a Major in the US Army Air Corp from 1939 to 1943.  He performed trouble-shooting and diagnostic work on aircraft in the Pacific Theater of War up ...
  • Lake Michigan FM-2 Wildcat Recovery Adam FlaimIn December 2012, a WWII aircraft,FM-2 Wildcat 57039 was discovered and salvaged in Lake Michigan. Between 1942 and 1945, the U.S. Navy converted two passenger steam ships to act as ...
  • Willow Run After WWII Robert BillingsWillow Run was an iconic WWII aircraft Production factory, following the end of the war it began a difficult road into a new age in american history. The plant was passed ...
  • Lake MI, Corsair Fails to Land on USS Wolverine Devon SmithCarl H. Johnson of the United States Naval Reserve was completing his training to land naval aircraft aboard an aircraft carrier in mid June of 1943. Flying in his F4U-1A ...