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

Airmenís Dining Hall and Barracks

 
 
Airmen's Dining Hall and Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
1. Airmen's Dining Hall and Barracks Marker
Inscription.  The airmenís dining hall (building #2515), remains as one of the most complete buildings on their air base. Squadron insignias currently plainted on the walls, are from the military groups using the base after WW II. Military meals were always an interesting event, and with military precision, meals were available on schedule and served with discipline.

Airmen's dormitories (#2401 and #2514) are the largest set of remaining enlisted menís quarters. Each building housed 24 men, built to “Temporary Construction” standards—there was no insulation and three temperamental coal stoves provided heat. There were no restrooms in the buildings. The latrine and showers were in separate buildings, at the north end of each set of dorms.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 40° 43.828′ N, 114° 1.639′ W. Marker is in Wendover, Utah, in Tooele County. Marker is on Historic Wendover Airfield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wendover UT 84083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Base Chapel (here, next to this marker); Atomic Mission Hangar 1831 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Operations Building (approx. half a mile away); South Base Area (approx. 0.6 miles away); Control Tower (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bomb Squadron Hangar (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Transcontinental Telephone Line (approx. 0.9 miles away in Nevada); 509th Composite Group Ė First Atomic Bombardment (approx. 1.6 miles away in Nevada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wendover.
 
Also see . . .  Wendover Air Field. (Submitted on June 26, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
 
Dining Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
2. Dining Hall
Row of barracks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
3. Row of barracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,662 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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