/ Published November 20, 2008
A CH-47 "Chinook" helicopter, operated by the 1/189th Aviation, Nevada Army National Guard airlifts a Korean War-era F-86 L "Sabre" into the Wendover Airport in Utah on Nov. 5. The F-86 was being transported from the Battle Mountain Airport, located in Nevada to its new home at the historic Wendover Airfield Museum. The plane will be refurbished and used as a static display that will be open to the general public. Historic Wendover Airfield Foundation board member Jim Peterson said that the plane will be painted up with markings from the 191st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Utah Air National Guard which operated the F-86 L from 1958-1961. Peterson is hopeful that the plane will attact the general public to see the airfield and museum, which the Army Air Corps operated as a training base for heavy bomber aircraft during WWII.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burke Baker