Author: Jim Petersen

After a hard push for funding and volunteer work, the John T Brinkman Club has been finished! In the 15 years since the foundation has been operating, this building has been a crucial piece of the base preservation and provides a new home for the...

Wendover Airfield has served a backdrop for several Hollywood productions. Here is a list of recent movies that were filmed fully or in part at Wendover Field, with their release years....

P-47 Fighter Training - Sixty trainees came to Wendover, Utah on May 31st, 1944 from Harding Field Indoctrination Center, Louisiana. Another group of 60 trainees came from Harding Field on June 30th, 1944....

WW2 HistoryWendover Field was conceived during the late 1930s, and Congress appropriated funds in 1940 for the acquisition of land for bombing and gunnery ranges. Wendover was selected because of the Great Salt Lake desert with its shimmering salt flats and other vast uninhabited terrains....

Join us as we begin restoration efforts on our newly acquired Douglas C-54 Skymaster! In this video we remove the fairings off of the water tank that was used for aerial firefighting. Check it out and get an inside look of the aircraft....

Wendover Army Air Base was transferred to the Ogden Air Technical Service Command (Ogden Air Logistics Center) on 31 December 1945. A detachment...

This is the hangar that was built specifically for the Manhattan Project work at Wendover. Technically, this was the 393rd Squadron hangar of the 509th Composite Group. The hangar was taken over by the 216th Base Unit (special) and their B-29's which were used...

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of a WWII aircraft for our collection–the museum’s largest artifact to date! If you’ve visited the airfield, you may have noticed the white and red C-54 (or DC-4) aerial firefighting tanker aircraft that has been sitting on the...

This video explores the flight clothing used during WWII particularly with bomber air crews.  Our museum curator shows several examples from our collections and offers also a brief history of the airfield....