Nurse's Quarters


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Join us for a restoration project on June 5, 2021!
We will be working on the Nurse's Quarters

We intend to begin at 9:30am, but come whenever you can.  This project involves removing all the siding and underlayment from the west end of the building (2636). We will then do any 2x4 structural upgrades needed and put a plywood sheathing on the side. We’ll then put siding on top of new plywood for an improved look. Next steps will be primer and paint if we have enough time that day. Additional tasks that need to be completed that day are weeds removal and general clean-up around the building. We also need to complete some sanding on the better parts of the siding on the other sides in preparation for primer and paint.

Bring your tools!  Skills needed:  Demolition, carpentry, sanding, painting, weeding and raking.

Please send an email to historicwendoverairfield@gmail.com detailing if you’re coming, how many in your party and what time you think you will arrive.


History


The first nurses arrived at Wendover Army Air Base (WAAB) in 1943 soon after this hospital complex had been completed. Chief Nurse 1st Lt. Selma Moody arrived in March, soon followed by six additional nurses. Within a year there were 17 nurses stationed at WAAB to provide essential medical services. It is likely 17 nurses were the most present on base at any time based on historical records.
 
This building served as living quarters for the nurses and included personal rooms, a restroom on either end of the building, an office, and a social area. Stateside nurses occasionally had the luxury of private rooms, as was the case here in Wendover. When not working in the hospital wards or receiving further medical or military training, nurses would have relaxed and socialized here with their peers.
 
We are currently restoring some of the rooms in the building to create a nursing exhibit to explore contributions they made and to highlight women who served at WAAB in World War II. This work on the exterior will help preserve the building and make it more presentable once we open it up to visitors.

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Plan A Visit!

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

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

Musuem Phone: (435) 665-7724

Hours of Operation

Wednesday - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Thursday - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Friday - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday - 10:00am to 5:00pm

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The Fixed Base Operator (FBO) is open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm.

Airport & FBO Phone:

(435) 843-3360