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

South Base Area

 
 
South Base Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 29, 2013
1. South Base Area Marker
Inscription. Looking south, there are several bunkers visible which were used to store the munitions used in training. Buildings to the right of the bunkers were used late in the wartime period for the development of the atomic bombs, Little Boy & Fat Man as well as practice bombs called 'Pumpkins'.

The tower to the west of the long buildings is not historic, but was constructed for the filming of 'Independence Day'.

Looking southeast is the 'Gun Butt' structure used to test aircraft machine guns.
 
Location. 40° 43.659′ N, 114° 2.251′ W. Marker is in Wendover, Utah, in Tooele County. Marker can be reached from S. Airport Apron south of Airport Way. Touch for map. Marker is located near the operations center and museum of the Historic Wendover Airfield. Marker is at or near this postal address: 345 S. Airport Apron, 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bomb Squadron Hangar (within shouting distance of this marker); Operations Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Atomic Mission Hangar 1831 (approx. 0.4
Historic Wendover Airfield image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall
2. Historic Wendover Airfield
Bunkers, buildings, and tower mentioned in marker in far background
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 . . .  Historic Wendover Airfield. Official website of Wendover Airfield with information on visiting the airfield and its history. (Submitted on January 24, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
World War II-era Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 29, 2013
3. World War II-era Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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