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

Bomb Squadron Hangar

 
 
Bomb Squadron Hangar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
1. Bomb Squadron Hangar Marker
Inscription. You are looking at building #800, a squadron hangar, built of wood from standard plans for an OBH-2. Four of these hangars were built in 1942 and 1943. Each one faces the airport anchorage apron and has ten rolling doors that opened up to accommodate a B-24 or B-17.

The heavy demands on aircraft with continual training, likely required long hours by the air support and maintenance crews.

Built at an original cost of $1750,000 are about 122 feet wide by 88 feet deep and have a one story shed on the north side. A coal fired coal steam boiler in each hangar provided heat. Each hangar had a restroom and maintenance shop area on the north side.

The heavy demand on aircraft, from continuous training, required long hours or work by the maintenance crews.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Control Tower ( here, next to this marker); South Base Area ( within shouting distance of this marker); Operations Building
Hangars #2 through #5 as they appeared in 1959 image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
2. Hangars #2 through #5 as they appeared in 1959
( within shouting distance of this marker); Atomic Mission Hangar 1831 ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Airmenís Dining Hall and Barracks ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Base Chapel ( approx. 0.6 miles away); 509th Composite Group – First Atomic Bombardment ( approx. 1.2 miles away in Nevada); The Hastings Cutoff ( approx. 2 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
 
Bomb Squadron Hangar image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, 6
3. Bomb Squadron Hangar
 
 
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 1,472 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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