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By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
Dining Hall
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Airmen’s Dining Hall and Barracks
The airmen’s 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 . . . — Map (db m1346) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Atomic Mission Hangar 1831
This hangar is the only steel vaulted-roof hangar at the base. Built specifically to house the new B-29 aircraft, it is 200 feet by 228 feet. With offices in the side wooden ‘lean–to’ buildings, there are 53,400 square feet total in the . . . — Map (db m1354) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Base Chapel
A community, such as the one created by the military in Wendover, wouldnot have been complete without a base chapel for the spiritual guidance of men and women assigned to the base. Chaplains were needed to assist in the mental and moral . . . — Map (db m1460) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Bomb Squadron Hangar
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 . . . — Map (db m1331) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway
The salt flats were formed as ancient Lake Bonneville slowly evaporated and deposited concentrations of salt onto this playa. Shorelines carved into the mountainsides are visible to the north along the Silver Island range and extend to the Salt Lake . . . — Map (db m105238) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Control Tower
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 . . . — Map (db m1353) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — First Transcontinental Telephone Line
On June 17, 1914, the first transcontinental telephone line was completed near this point on the border of Nevada and Utah at Wendover. Construction forces of the Bell Telephone Company of Nevada and the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph . . . — Map (db m67176) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — HU-21 — Hastings Cutoff - Barren Mountains
"The roads were gravelly round the end of some high rocks. Barren mountains (Silver Island)." -- Robert Chalmers, July 27, 1850 — Map (db m105241) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Operations Building
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 . . . — Map (db m1330) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — South Base Area
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 . . . — Map (db m71463) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — The Donner-Reed Party
passed this way on the 2nd of September 1846, having lost 36 oxen, several wagons, and suffered much. "Don't look for SHORT-CUTS" — Map (db m105246) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Welcome to the Bonneville Salt FlatsAnd Utah's Famed Measure Mile—Site of World Land-Speed Record Runs
Utah's famed measured mile is located approximately seven miles beyond this marker, well in front of the mountains you see on the horizon. The elevation along that course is approximately 4,218 feet above sea level. *** The total length of the . . . — Map (db m67177) HM

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