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

Operations Building

 
 
Historic Marker ‘A’: Operations Building image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
1. Historic Marker ‘A’: Operations Building
Inscription. Welcome to Wendover Airport, the historic airfield where the most heavy bomber crews were trained, including the crews of the Enola Gay and Bock’s Car B-29 bombers that flew the atomic missions over Japan.

Twenty-one heavy bomber squadrons and a P-47 fighter squadron trained here. Tens of thousands of airmen and support staff passed through the airfield during WWII on their way to destinations around the world.

The OPS building was the control center for all flight training operations at the airfield. Flight commanders received their daily flight instructions and weather briefings for each training mission in this building.

The OPS building currently houses the Hall of Honor Museum and the airport administration functions. The historic role of providing aircraft radio and automated weather information for today’s pilots continues.
 
Location. 40° 43.663′ N, 114° 2.219′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Base Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Control Tower
Operations Building image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
2. Operations Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bomb Squadron Hangar (within shouting distance of this marker); Atomic Mission Hangar 1831 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Airmen’s Dining Hall and Barracks (approx. half a mile away); Base Chapel (approx. half a mile away); 509th Composite Group – First Atomic Bombardment (approx. 1.2 miles away in Nevada); The Hastings Cutoff (approx. 2.1 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.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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