Video Lessons Archives - Historic Wendover Airfield
Historic Wendover Airfield, Wendover Utah, Wendover Nevada,
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Video Lessons

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....

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....

A quick overview of the test bomb assembly process in Wendover during World War II when the 509th Composite Group trained here....

Join us on our last weekly live history lesson as we venture through the B-29 hangar built for the atomic mission group. Our director, Jim Petersen, also discusses previous and future restoration efforts at the Historic Wendover Airfield....

In this episode, join us as we visit one of the few remaining atomic bomb loading pits in the world where prototypes units were loaded into Silverplate B-29s at Wendover Army Air Base for testing. We discuss the 216th AAF Base Unit (Special) that was...

As the fierce fighting during World War II waged on, the United States sought to develop an atomic weapon powerful enough to make Axis forces surrender. Learn about the massive and secret national effort that made these weapons a reality....

Learn how the airfield at Wendover came to be and the various missions it supported during World War II and after....

At its peak, there were nearly 18,000 servicemen in Wendover during World War II. Tour a restored World War II barrack and get a glimpse of daily life for servicemen in Wendover, and around the country. Learn how they lived and what they carried with...

Recent events have brought rationing into the minds of many people globally. Tune in to learn how the rationing efforts on the home front in World War II helped ensure that our fighting forces were well supplied and that there was enough to go around...