Selfridge Field

Selfridge Field

Selfridge, Michigan's first real airport began operations as a training base in July, 1917. It has progressed to a leading role in America's air arm. It is often called "The Home of the Generals" because Selfridge has been a springboard to success in the careers of 145 Air Force generals. It is named for Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge, the nation's first military pilot. In 1908 he was killed while flying with Orville Wright, becoming America's first military casualty of powered fight.
photo of Selfridge Field


Located outside the Base Museum. Open Saturdays and Sundays.  Base pass required. You will need a driver's license,  registration. and proof of insurance for your car, and an official document with your social security number.


Registered Site S0168
Erected 1958

Location: M-59 east of I-94 near entrance to Air Museum
Harrison Township, Macomb County

Topics:
Forts
Military History

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Latitude: 42.62809066575567, Longitude: -82.8295621227092

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