Whiteman Displays

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- The B-47, the country's first swept-wing bomber, sits on display along Arnold Avenue. The B-47 made its initial flight Dec. 17, 1947 and was delivered to Whiteman in March 1954. When production ended in 1957, more than 1,200 Stratojets were serving with Strategic Air Command at bases throughout the world. By the late 1960’s, the B-47 was obsolete and was removed from operational service. The B-47 normally carried a crew of three - pilot, copilot (who operated the tail turret by remote control), and an observer who also served as navigator, bombardier and radar operator. The B-47B on display was used at Tinker Air Force Base from 1956-1963. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel A. Park)

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