PHOTOS: 11 Most Endangered Historic Sites in U.S. Named

PHOTOS: 11 Most Endangered Historic Sites in U.S. Named
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Enola Gay Hangar, Wendover Airfield, Utah

The bomber Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. The B-29 Superfortress bomber was housed in this hangar at Utah's Wendover Airfield.

The hangar, along with other Manhattan Project sites, is in a "critical state of disrepair," according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2009 list of the 11 most endangered historic places in the United States, released on April 28, 2009.
—Photograph courtesy National Trust for Historic Preservation
 
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