Fighter Training History

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. When the training ended in September, 1944, the remaining aircraft and trainees were transferred to bases in the 72nd Fighter Wing.

The quick departure of the P-47 fighter training made way for the 393rd Bombardment Squadron (very heavy) as the core group of the soon to be assembled 509th Composite Group.

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Click on photos to view larger version. Photos are courtesy of Lt. Col (Ret.) Roland O. Byers of the 457th Bombardment Group. Photos taken in December 1943.


Plan A Visit!

Come out to Historic Wendover Airfield and learn about our unique history.  Walk where they walked.

Address:  352 S. 'A' Street (Airport Way), PO box 104 Wendover, UT 84083

Hours of Operation:  The museum is open from 11 to 4 Monday to Friday, and open 10 to 5 on Saturday.  Summer Saturday hours are 9 to 5.  Closed on Sunday.  The Fixed Base Operator (FBO) is open 7 days a week from 8 to 6.