We Need Your Stories!
We are working on an a written history of Lincoln Air Force Base. Please take some time out to fill out a questionnaire if you served at Lincoln (We really need stories/histories of the 98th Bomb Wing and any 818th Air Division but all are very much appreciated!)
Thanks all! Rob
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Present Day Virtual Tour
Lincoln's Closure: Why the base deactivated in 1966
Lincoln's Hangars: A talk on the structures at the base
Lincoln's Civilian Airfields 1929-Present
The Story of KC-97 52-2718
(6th Missile Battalion/
Welcome to the
Lincoln Air Force Base Online Museum
A fleet of B-47 Stratojet bombers crowded the now empty Air Park West tarmac awaiting the call to attack. Its KC-97 tankers stood by to support the aerial might of the U.S. Air Force. By 1962 it had also possessed an arsenal of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles which stood on alert ready to fire at a moment's notice. The U.S. Army itself watched over the base and the city with its powerful Nike-Hercules Surface-to-Air missiles.
In 1964 the call came to end operations at Lincoln Air Force Base and it closed in June 1966. 25 Years later the Cold War itself ended. In the end the base had succeeded in its mission of preventing another cataclysmic world war.
- An interesting fact about the Atlas is that its internal fuel and oxygen tanks gave the missile much of its ridgid shape, meaning the missile could not stand upright on its own (the metal skin was no thicker than a dime in some places, this was done to save weight). During this exercise, the missile's internal liquid oxygen tank was filled with a non-volitile nitrogen gas to maintain its shape, but in order to fire liquid oxygen was pumped in which readied the missile for firing. This was a dangerous task -Photo from siloworld.net
(Photo by Jim Dunlap)
Many new documents posted in the Documents page
New Organizational Picture and cleaning up Organizational notes page.
Changes to "History" section taking shape.
Yikes, its been a while since that's been updated. Some has been done and more is on the way.
Also wanted to update a link to a great Lincoln AFB site at
This guy is doing a great job and has much more on Lincoln AAF than I do, check it out!
SAC's confusing organizational details at Lincoln AFB
"Last Missions" page up, substantial updates to 551st SMS page
Base Commander Col. Joseph McLachlan, Bill Brooks and Dave Albanese photos
Col. Perry Nuhn and Jack Geist page added - Jan 9, 2011
A history of Arnold Heights including Arnold Elementary and Tanker Hill - Jan 5, 2011
A Newspaper article about this website from January 1st's Lincoln Journal-Star (Posted 1/1/11)
To preserve the history of the former Lincoln Army Air Field, the 6th Missile Battalion/43rd Artillery U.S. Army, the Nebraska Air National Guard and the overall Cold War history of the Lincoln, Nebraska area.
An Atlas-F Missile passing the Nebraska State Capitol on its way to a silo in Eastern Nebraska
Stay Tuned for new updates and construction!
(What the museum has and what we would like to preserve)
(James Villa photos added 3/3/10)
(Ken Fisher photos added 12/5/10)
(Dave Albanese 818th CDS stories added 12/12/10)
(Perry Nuhn 98th Bomb Wing story added 1/9/11)
(Jack Geist RAF Brize Norton USAF story added 1/9/11)
(Joseph McLachlan Base Commander added 1/30/11)
(Bill Brooks 307th A&E added 1/30/11)