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Planes in flight over metro Detroit. Photo: Courtesy of Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University.

Planes in flight over Metro Detroit. Photo: Courtesy of Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University

A bird's-eye view of planes from Selfridge Air National Guard Base cruising the region, taken on this day in 1931.

  • The base in Harrison Township was established in 1917 after the start of World War I and trained thousands of gunners and mechanics, according to the Selfridge Military Air Museum.
  • The Air Force recently selected it to become the home for a new group of tanker aircraft, the Free Press reported. The decision ensures the base has a purpose for the foreseeable future.
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