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Whiteman Air Force Base, Bomber Alert Facility S-6, 1300 Alert Road, Knob Noster, Johnson County, MO

Whiteman Air Force Base, Bomber Alert Facility S-6, 1300 Alert Road, Knob Noster, Johnson County, MO

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Significance: The S-6 Bomber Alert Facility is a reminder of the nation's state of defense preparedness during the height of the Cold War. As part of the Strategic Air Command, the bomber facility was designed for a single purpose - to enable air crews to access their airplanes and be airborne within 15 minutes or less. The facility is also an outstanding example of one of the three standard designs peculiar to Readiness Crew Buildings during the height of the Cold War. The building housed both air and maintenance crews serving B-47 and B-58 bombers, as well as KC-135A tankers supporting tanker operations. The building currently retains a high degree of integrity.
Survey number: HAER MO-86
Building/structure dates: 1960 Initial Construction



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Leo A. Daly Company
Wegman-French, Lysa, transmitter
Lyon, Robert, photographer
Thallheimer, Arnold, photographer
McChristian, Douglas, historian


Knob Noster (Mo.)38.76668, -93.55855
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