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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Veterans Stories (Up. 3/22/16)
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
(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-volatile 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)
3/22/2016 - Made a new "Contact Us" function on lower-left of page, navigation updates, veterans stories added to "History" link at top.
We are on the lookout for the serial number of a C-47 that used to be on display at the base, located once behind the chapel near the main gate. If you have any photograph please let us know! Marion Brown has a great page of Lincoln AFB "museum" aircraft that once were at the base but have been long since removed. Visit here.
Come visit our "virtual" actual museum artifacts we hope to find a home for someday!
Developing a new page for the 818th Food Services Squadron
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!
To preserve the history of the former Lincoln Army Air Field, the 6th Missile Battalion/43rd Artillery U.S. Army 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)