Wendover Airbase Map



On the southeastern outskirts of Wendover, Utah, 100 miles west of Tooele on Interstate 80.


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Tooele, UT 84074



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Wendover Air Base

Since the late 1930's Wendover Air Force Base has worn many hats, its most famous being the training ground in 1944 and 1945 for the 509th Composite Group that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan.  The air base was chosen for the atomic bomb training because of its isolation and availability of bombing ranges.  The base is now owned by Tooele County and its two runways and adjacent facilities are being used for economic development in the area. Interpretive displays that explain the base's dramatic role in U.S. and world history are found inside the operations building just south of the tall WW II control tower.


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Tooele County | 47 South Main Street | Tooele, UT 84074 | Telephone: (435) 843-3100