Spirit Encounter: The B-2 Stealth Bombers of Whiteman AFB

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base – Knob Noster, Missouri.  Photo by Michael Huntington – Summer, 2015
Last summer, Diane and I took the boys to the 2015 WINGS OVER WHITEMAN AIRSHOW at the base near Knob Noster, Missouri – east of Kansas City. Aside from the thrill of seeing the Air Force Thunderbirds perform, we were lucky enough to be able to check out these billion-dollar babies on the ground and in the sky!
Whiteman AFB is the home of the 509th Nuclear Bomb Wing – the same guys that, back in the 1940s, dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and collected the crashed flying saucers found near their air base in Roswell, New Mexico. All of our B-2 Spirits are based at this nuclear weapons facility and are under the command of Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV, grandson of the famous Enola Gay captain. The region around this base is a top UFO sighting hotspot in Missouri.

 

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