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  • Wendover Army Air Base was involved in Project Alberta一the final engineering phase of the Manhattan Project. Over seventy non-nuclear “test shapes” of both Little Boy and Fat Man bombs were dropped as part of the work conducted in Wendover. Some of these components have been recovered and preserved to help tell the story of the atomic missions and the efforts of the Manhattan Project....

  • Our museum is home to an accurate 1:1 scale replica of the Little Boy bomb. Little Boy was a gun-barrel-type bomb that used uranium as its fissile material. It was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, becoming the first-ever nuclear weapon used in warfare. This replica was painstakingly researched and recreated by nuclear archaeologist John Coster-Mullen. To see this piece in person puts the engineering feats and the destructive power of the atomic bombs into perspective. ...

  • At the age of two, Sadako Sasaki survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. By the age of twelve she was hospitalized with leukemia. According to Japanese legend, anyone who folds one thousand paper cranes will be granted a wish. In an effort to regain her health, Sadako folded one thousand cranes and more before she passed away October 25, 1955. One of only a handful in the nation, Sadako’s family donated one of her precious paper cranes. This artifact serves as a symbol of peace, and of the power of reconciliation....

  • Airmen stationed at Wendover Army Air Base often found themselves at this desolate post thousands of miles from loved ones. To help connect and share their journey, airmen could purchase items such as this tablecloth in the base PX (Post Exchange) and mail them home. Often referred to as “Sweetheart” items, we have a selection of these types of artifacts throughout the museum....

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

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • The following bomb groups trained at Wendover Airfield. The restoration committee is now working to gather information on all the squadrons and groups. Anything that you could contribute to this cause will be very much appreciated....