Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The F - 100D at MBAFB, 1956 - 1970
Upon becoming operational in the F-100D, the 354 Tactical Fighter Wing (redesignated 1 July 1958) deployed units to the Middle East during the 1958 Lebanon emergency. The Wing also took part in the Berlin crisis (1961), the Cuban missile crisis (1962), and the Dominican Republic crisis (1965). During the same period, the 354 TFW maintained F-100 squadrons on rotational fusty in Italy and Turkey supporting US commitments to NATO.
In the late 1960s, with growing US involvement in Southeast Asia, the 356 TFS deployed to Misawa AFB, Japan; the 352 TFS deployed to Phan Rang AB, Republic of South Vietnam; and the 355 TFS deployed to Phu Cat AB, RSVN. The 353 TFS moved its operations to Torrejon AFB, Spain, to permanently pick up the Wing's NATO mission.
On 10 April 1970, after 13 1/2 years in the Super Sabre, the F-100's reign with the 354 TFW ended. The last six F-100s were transferred to the South Dakota ANG at Sioux Falls as the wing
Location. 33° 39.698′ N, 78° 55.728′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is on Farrow Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LTV A-7 Corsair II (a few steps from this marker); Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II (within shouting distance of this marker); Myrtle Beach Army Air Field / Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Nance Plaza (approx. 3.5 miles away); Myrtle Beach Pavilions (approx. 3.5 miles away); Myrtle Beach Colored School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Socastee Methodist Church (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
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