Also Known As: Wendover Airbase, Wendover Field, Wendover Air Force Auxiliary Field
- Historic Wendover Airfield Foundation
- Wendover Field Factsheet – Official Hill Air Force Base web site
- Wendover Air Force Base – National Park Service web site
National Register of Historic Places: Designated National Historic Landmark #75001827 in 1975 by the National Park Service.
- National Register of Historic Places web site
- National Registry application form (PDF)
- National Registry application photographs (PDF)
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.
- U.S. copy of German V-1 were slightly heavier and had more wing area
- Also known as: Loon
- JB-2 testing at Wendover was conducted by U.S. Army Air Force
- March 1947 – Testing moved from Wendover Air Force Base to Holloman Air Force Base
- September 1957 – Flight of “new” Matador (essentially a Mace) launched at Holloman and impacted on Wendover Air Force Base range
- February 1958 – Flight of “new” Matador (essentially a Mace) launched at Holloman and impacted on Wendover Air Force Base range
- May 1958 – Flight of “new” Matador (essentially a Mace) launched at Holloman and impacted on Wendover Air Force Base range