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

Control Tower

 
 
Control Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
1. Control Tower Marker
Inscription.  Standing watch for years, this original tower is a historic landmark for the airport, Working with only radio and runway lighting, air controllers directed the heavy air traffic of the airfield. This tower did not have radar installed during the war.

The structure is approximately 24 feet square at the base and nearly 60 feet tall. Large glass panels on all four sides of the control room provided full visibility of all airport and airfield operations. A steel roof and access stair top the base of the tower.

A backup generator for tower and communications is in building #428 on the northeast corner o the tower. The equipment in the tower base was vandalized years ago, but restoration of this important structure is planned.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 40° 43.673′ N, 114° 2.263′ W. Marker is in Wendover, Utah, in Tooele County. Marker can be reached from 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
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bomb Squadron Hangar (here, next to this marker); South Base Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Operations Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Atomic Mission Hangar 1831 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Airmen’s Dining Hall and Barracks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Base Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Transcontinental Telephone Line (approx. 0.6 miles away in Nevada); 509th Composite Group – First Atomic Bombardment (approx. 1.2 miles away in Nevada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wendover.
 
Control Tower (circa 1944) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
2. Control Tower (circa 1944)
Control Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
3. Control Tower
Historic Wendover Airfield Control Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 29, 2013
4. Historic Wendover Airfield Control Tower
 
 
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 1,693 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on January 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 17, 2024