Whiteman Air Force Base / George A. Larson ; foreword by Paul Tibbets IV.
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|Trails Regional-Knob Noster||977.845 Lar (Text)||2204699675||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Trails Regional-Warrensburg||977.845 Lar (Text)||2204699683||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781467128124
- Physical Description: 127 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Mt. Pleasant : Arcadia Publishing, 2018.
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Whiteman Air Force Base
Whiteman Air Force Base is located two miles south of Knob Noster. The base was activated following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, becoming Sedalia Army Air Field in November 1942 to train glider pilots and paratroopers. In August 1951, the base was assigned to the Strategic Air Command, with the 340th Bombardment Wing flying the Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber and KC-97 tanker. The base was renamed in honor of 2nd Lt. George Whiteman, US Army Air Corps, who was killed in his P-40 by a Japanese Zero during the attack on Pearl Harbor. In June 1961, the Department of Defense chose Whiteman to host the nation's fourth Minuteman ICBM wing, with 150 missiles. Before completion of the missile field construction, SAC activated the 351st Strategic Missile Wing on February 1, 1963. The missile wing made history when it fielded the first female missile crew. In 1990, the base became part of history with the activation of the 509th Bomb Wing flying the Northrop B-2 "Stealth" Spirit bomber. Throughout its continuous military presence since 1942, the base has always been at the forefront of national defense, especially now with the B-2 able to strike any target in the world at any time.