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Whiteman Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 2 miles south of Knob Noster, MO; 10 miles west of Warrensburg, MO, and 70 miles east-southeast of Kansas City.

Whiteman Air Force Base
Air Force Global Strike Command.svg
Part of Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC)
Located near: Knob Noster, Missouri
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B-2 Over Whiteman
Coordinates 38°43′49″N 093°32′53″W / 38.73028°N 93.54806°W / 38.73028; -93.54806 ()
Site information
Controlled by  United States Air Force
Site history
Built 1928
In use 1963 – present
Garrison information
Garrison 509th Bomb Wing.png 509th Bomb Wing
  • IATA: SZL
  • ICAO: KSZL
  • FAA LID: SZL
Summary
Elevation AMSL 871 ft / 265 m
Coordinates 38°43′49″N 093°32′55″W / 38.73028°N 93.54861°W / 38.73028; -93.54861Coordinates: 38°43′49″N 093°32′55″W / 38.73028°N 93.54861°W / 38.73028; -93.54861
Website www.whiteman.af.mil
Map
KSZL is located in Missouri
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 12,400 3,780 Concrete
2d Lieutenant George A. Whiteman (1919–1941)
509th Bomb Wing B-2 Spirit over St. Louis
A-10s of the 442d Fighter Wing
T-38C of the 509th Bomb Wing
Main Gate, now known as "Spirit Gate"
Memorial Park
Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, AF Ser. No. 76-0530 on static display
Boeing B-29A-40-BN Superfortress, AAF Ser. No. 44-61671 on static display by the Spirit Gate.
Spirit Gate during winter

Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: SZL, ICAO: KSZLFAA LID: SZL) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Knob Noster, MO; 10 miles (16 km) west of Warrensburg, MO, and 70 miles (110 km) east-southeast of Kansas City.

The host unit at Whiteman AFB is the 509th Bomb Wing (509 BW), assigned to the Eighth Air Force of the Air Force Global Strike Command . The 509 BW operates the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, designed to be employed to strike high-value targets that are either out of range of conventional aircraft or considered to be too heavily defended for conventional aircraft to strike without a high risk of loss.

Whiteman AFB was established in 1942 as Sedalia Glider Base.