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Wendover in Tooele County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Atomic Mission Hangar 1831

 
 
Atomic Mission Hangar 1831 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
1. Atomic Mission Hangar 1831 Marker
Inscription. This hangar is the only steel vaulted-roof hangar at the base. Built specifically to house the new B-29 aircraft, it is 200 feet by 228 feet. With offices in the side wooden ‘lean–to’ buildings, there are 53,400 square feet total in the hangar. The small rectangular door above the height of the B-29’s vertical tail.

Often referred to as the “Enola Gay” hangar, the 393rd Bombardment Squadron of the 509th Composite Group utilized this hangar for their operations and maintenance.
 
Location. 40° 43.741′ N, 114° 1.777′ W. Marker is in Wendover, Utah, in Tooele County. Marker can be reached from Historic Wendover Airfield. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wendover UT 84083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Airmen’s Dining Hall and Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Base Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Operations Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); South Base Area (approx. 0.4 miles away); Control Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bomb Squadron Hangar (approx. 0.4 miles away); 509th Composite Group – First Atomic Bombardment
Loading a "Fat Man" onto a B-20 from Wendover Loading Pit image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
2. Loading a "Fat Man" onto a B-20 from Wendover Loading Pit
(approx. 1.5 miles away in Nevada); The Hastings Cutoff (approx. 2.4 miles away in Nevada). Click for a list of all markers in Wendover.
 
Also see . . .  Wendover Air Field. (Submitted on June 26, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceWar, World II
 
Atomic Mission Hangar image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
3. Atomic Mission Hangar
Marker in front of hangar image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
4. Marker in front of hangar
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,579 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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