Also Known As: Wendover Airbase, Wendover Field, Wendover Air Force Auxiliary Field
National Register of Historic Places: Designated National Historic Landmark #75001827 in 1975 by the National Park Service.
Wendover Air Force Base was host to launches of the JB-2 plus guided glide bomb testing as early as October 1944. Later in the 1960s, the base was configured for testing of Minuteman rocket engines and smart bombs. Designation as a National Historic Landmark came in 1975 as a result of the base's host to the 509th Composite Group for use as an isolated training base for the first wartime atomic bomb drops by B-29s. The value of the base rested with its isolated location on the Utah-Nevada border. It was a gunnery and bombing range throughout most of its active history.
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