Historical Centre Air Base Brustem

Welcome to the website of the Historisch Centrum Luchtmachtbasis Brustem or Histor Center of the former airbase at Brustem, near Sint-Truiden. As you would learn from a visit to our Histor Center, located in the heart of the marvelous city of Sint-Truiden, this website presents key time periods of the former airfield.

OPEN : During the tourist season from March until November, every weekend and on holidays from 14h00 until 17h00. Also possible to visit upon appointment - Welcome ! Covid-19 : the Histor Center reopens on 01/08/2021 in its normal regime, obviously taking into account and respecting the COVID-guidelines (still) in place. We look forward to receiving your message through this website.

Floyd's first 'Ramblin Wreck' - Painting by Kermit Dyer - April 2014

Pilot : Capt. Floyd F. Blair of Tifton, Georgia

Crew Chief : S/Sgt. Ralph W. "Junior" Moore Jr. of Steuben, Maine

Ass. Crew Chief : S/Sgt. John P. "Pee Pee" Welcomer of Youngstown, Ohio

Armorer : Cpl. Omer W. "Jake" Schrader of Stockdale, Ohio