Friday, August 14, 2009

Constructing Airport Runways

Hello Dear Reader,
The project Grandpa (Wes) Carter was working on in Wendover was an airport. The B-29 bomber had just been built and this airport was the first in the world capable of accomodating the big plane for landing and repairs.

Wes worked for only a few days when Rolf Christiansen appointed him foreman. He was responsible for all the concrete runways—to see that they were properly formed and poured for the huge B-29.
Aunt Genni

1 comment:

Turtle said...

I remember Grandpa telling me about driving to Wendover and falling asleep at the wheel as he crossed the salt flats. He said when he woke up he was miles from the road and that he had to follow his tire tracks to get back to it!