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Chronology of Lincoln AFB History

Units of Lincoln Air Force Base

Veterans Stories


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
The Arsenal of Lincoln AFB
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)
Welcome to the Lincoln Air Force Base
Legacy Project

Established 2000

A Mighty Force for Peace: A History of the Former Lincoln Air Force Base won the 2021 Nebraska Book Award for Non-Fiction Military History

Our book 
"A Mighty Force for Peace" has sold out.
We unfortunately have no plans for a third printing. 

Thank you for your orders over the past three years! Copies are available at Lincoln City Libraries!
Updated January 1, 2024
 Consider a small donation to help maintain the site, funds will be used to offset web-hosting fees.
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
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)


"Operation Reflex Action" - a history of Lincoln's overseas deployments page now available

Updates to our Flickr and Google MyMaps Pages

307th Bomb Wing Association Website "Lifeboat" project underway: To help preserve the history that they have already written, some aspects of the 307th BW Assoc. website are being archived here.

The last C-47, 43-49507 at Lincoln Air Force Base and its progression to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

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

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 at Lincolnafb.org
Note: Due to time constraints I might not be able to reply immediately!

Copyright (c) Robert Branting Lincoln AFB Legacy Project 2023