Restoration Projects Archives - Historic Wendover Airfield
Historic Wendover Airfield, Wendover Utah, Wendover Nevada,
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Restoration Projects

There are two of these buildings (2406, 2417) remaining on the airfield although the interiors of both have been significantly modified. There are both photos and sketches of the original interiors so getting back to a more original configuration will be possible. These two...

Building 2515 was the airmen’s dining hall, one of many mess halls on the base. This one was built in 1945, covers 9,585 square feet, and had a capacity of 500 persons. It is a “T” shaped building and has concrete floors with...

Building 1809, the Norden Bombsight storage vault was constructed in 1944 on the ramp by the bombardier training building. There are five concrete vaults with ‘bank safe’ type doors, each with a combination lock. The highly classified bombsights used in all American bombers...

Building 2515 was the airmen’s dining hall, one of many mess halls on the base. This one was built in 1945, covers 9,585 square feet, and had a capacity of 500 persons. It is a “T” shaped building and has concrete floors with...

Barracks 2410 was chosen for its location and condition as the first to be restored in the barracks complex. With funding support in honor of Barry Formo, the Chief Tooele County Inspector and restoration supporter, work began. The original windows were repaired and painted, the...

The first nurses arrived at Wendover Army Air Base (WAAB) in 1943 soon after this hospital complex had been completed. Chief Nurse 1st Lt. Selma Moody arrived in March, soon followed by six additional nurses. Within a year there were 17 nurses stationed at WAAB...

Originally built in 1942 our tower had seen many generations of pilots use the airfield in war and peace times. In 2008 the County began work to bring the tower back to a functional state. Historic Wendover Foundation has helped direct some of the restoration...

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...

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...