Whiteman Air Force Base in Johnson County welcomes the first B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. The bomber came about after years of planning and research to design a plane that could evade enemy radar detection, according to a US Air Force history online. This picture shows a B-2 stealth bomber flying over Whiteman near Knob Noster.

Photo credit: Joe McNally. Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2023707835/