There’s Nothing Else Quite Like A Tour Of Missouri’s Only Air Force Base
Have you ever wondered what goes on at an American Air Force base? This summer seize the opportunity and take a tour of Missouri’s only Air Force base. Whiteman Air Force Base is located just two miles south of Knob Noster and was installed on Aug. 6th 1942 in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The base is named in honor of 2nd Lt. George Whiteman, Air Corp, U. S. Army, a Sedalia native who lost his life in the Peal Harbor attack. Today, Whiteman Air Force Base host unit is the 509th Bomb Wing which operates the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you been to Whiteman Air Force Base? Tell us about it in the comments below.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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