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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

Thanks all! Rob

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A Brief History


Units of Lincoln Air Force Base

Veterans Stories


Present Day Virtual Tour

Lincoln Air Force Base in
the media


Last Missions: The fates of
Lincoln's aircraft and missiles


Housing the Men: A short history about barracks at Lincoln


Lincoln's Civilian Airfields 1929-Present

Lincoln Air Show Photographs
May 2016

See our Lincoln Air History Museum proposal
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B-47E Stratojet Bomber
(98th/307th Bombardment

KC-97G Stratotanker
(98th/307th Air-Refueling

Atlas-F Intercontinental
Ballistic Missile

(551st Strategic Missile

Nike-Hercules Surface-To-Air Missile (U.S. Army)
(6th Missile Battalion/
43rd Artillery)

Support Aircraft
(Lincoln AFB Base Flight)
Updated: April 9, 2017
From 1954 to 1966, Lincoln, Nebraska was home to Lincoln Air Force Base.
Lincoln was regarded as one of America's most important bomber bases of the 1950s with

100 Bombers
 40 Tankers
 12 ICBMs
and 6,200 Servicemen
With Nike anti-aircraft missiles standing guard nearby, the airmen and officers of Lincoln AFB stood long guard awaiting the call they hoped would never come, to fight World War III.

In 1966 the base closed becoming Lincoln Air Park and Arnold Heights. Explore the Force for Freedom you never knew existed
 An Atlas-F missile out of its silo during a "propellant loading exercise"
 -Photo from siloworld.net
Col. Clifford James Moore, Jr., Base Commander, salutes the last B-47 to serve at Lincoln on December 7th, 1965
(Photo by Jim Dunlap)


Due to the increasing activity off the website including exhibits, lectures and other projects. The Lincoln Air Force Base Online Museum has changed its name to the Lincoln Air Force Base Legacy Project to more appropriately explain what we do.

New Page about the 34th Air-Refueling Squadron and the 549th Strategic Missile Squadron(818th Assigned but at Offutt AFB) established

Updates to 551st Strategic Missile Squadron page including updated links and new photos

New Base Building Directory on Flickr Now Open! We should have a good number of existing (and some no longer existing) building pictures posted!

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!

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!

A look at the Lincoln flightline about 1963, note base operations on the far left near the tower, fire station #1 near left center, the 307th hangar on the far right and the lines of barracks in the background - Photo by James Dunlap
Strategic Air Command 
Our Mission Statement:

To preserve the history of the former Lincoln Air Force Base located in Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A. from 1954 to 1966 along with its veterans and workers through research, documentation and education.

In addition, 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!
Contact Me at LAFB@Lincolnafb.org
Note: Due to time constraints I might not be able to reply immediately!

©2017 Robert Branting