Whiteman Air Force Base Dedication Collection (KC338)
Native Sons Archives (NSA)
On October 1, 1955, the name of the Sedalia Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Missouri, was changed to Whiteman Air Force Base, and on December 3, a dedication ceremony was held. George Allison Whiteman was a lieutenant who lost his life in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Two weeks later, on December 17, a special group of dignitaries was invited to a “briefing and orientation” at the base.
The collection chiefly consists of correspondence regarding the invitation of Kansas City guests to the dedication and includes responses from the invitees. 1955.
© WHMC-KC, University of Missouri
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City
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