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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


Chronology of Lincoln AFB 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

A few Flightline Photographs

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 August 12, 2017
Updated February 5, 2018
The costs of managing the site have climbed from free with Geocities (2000-2009) to substancially more under the current plan. Consider a small donation to help maintain the site, funds will be used to offset webhosting fees in the future.

Thank you, and enjoy the site!

B-47 crew chiefs battle over rights to represent Lincoln during the 1959 SAC Bombing and Navigation Competition. A yearly contest between all SAC units, the 307th Bomb Wing at Lincoln would win "Best Bomb Wing" honors in 1959
Visit our sister site at peaceisourprofession.org which seeks to preserve the history of the Strategic Air Command throughout the Great Plains.
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)


"Lincoln Needs an Aerospace Heritage Association" Group has been established on Facebook, we are investigating ways to form a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Lincoln aviation history.

Bowling Lake and the 1956 Lakenheath accident page established

YouTube Channel established

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.

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!

©2018 Robert Branting