President of Historic Wendover Airfield Foundation to Present at WSU

April 11, 2011

James S. Petersen will present “Restoring Historic Wendover Airfield” on April 18 at 7 p.m. at Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center. 

As president and founder of the non-profit Historic Wendover Airfield Foundation, Petersen knows the ins and outs of the airfield’s history. Once home to the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, During World War II, the airfield is currently undergoing a project to restore the hangar where the plane was stored. Wendover Airfield was nearly forgotten before Petersen stepped in to preserve it. 

This presentation is free to the public and is sponsored by WSU’s Department of History, the Weber Historical Society and the WSU Alumni Association.

Contact:
Gene Sessions, History Professor  
801-626-6706 • gsessions1@weber.edu
Author:
Colette M. Williamson, office of Media Relations  
801-626-7212 • colettemethot@weber.edu

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