Barnwell in Barnwell County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Barnwell Army Airﬁeld
serve as a satellite base to the
Columbia Army Air Base during WWII.
Construction of the Barnwell base
began in September, 1942, with the
first plane landing three weeks
later. The base was completed in
B-25 Bomber Crews trained here and
at bases in Greenwood, North and
Walterboro with bombing ranges
located at Lake Murray, Pontiac and
Poorman's located north of
After the war, the airport was
released to Barnwell County for
use as a general aviation airport.
Erected 2005 by Veterans Memorial Park, the Vietnam Veterans of America Salkehatchie Chapter 828.
Location. 33° 15.539′ N, 81° 22.696′ W. Marker is in Barnwell, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on Ellenton Street (U.S. 278), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Along an unnamed road, located south of Airport Road, between US 278 and Fuldner Road, at the airpark as a part of the Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Barnwell SC 29812, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barnwell School District #45 KIA Monument (within "The Jefferson Airplane" (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Hill At Turkey Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fuller Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Calhoun Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); To the Veterans of All The Wars (approx. 1.3 miles away); Barnwell County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); To Honor the Memory of those Soldiers (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Barnwell.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. see relationship with other markers
Also see . . . Barnwell Regional Airport history. ...for Antisubmarine defense in the Gulf of Mexico and for training pilots and aircrews of USAAF fighters and bombers.... (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II •
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