Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Myrtle Beach Army Air Field / Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
Myrtle Beach Army Air Field
Myrtle Beach Army Air Field operated here 1940-47 and grew out of city plans to expand the municipal airport from two grass landing strips to a more permanent facility. In 1940-41 the U.S. Army Air Corps trained civilian pilots for the Civil Air Service; the War Department acquired the airport in late 1941. Observation squadrons, an aviation squadron, and a fighter squadron trained here during World War II.
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
Erected 2008 by the Myrtle Beach Air Base Redevelopment Authority an the City Of Myrtle Beach. (Marker Number 26-19.)
Location. 33° 40.913′ N, 78° 57.445′ Touch 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Command Chief Master Sergeant William D. Forbus (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chief Master Sergeant Gary J. Moser (approx. 1.3 miles away); Captain Stephen Richard Phillis (approx. 1.3 miles away); General Robert H. Reed (approx. 1.3 miles away); Colonel Thomas C. “Buddy” Styers (approx. 1.3 miles away); Base Supply (approx. 1.3 miles away); Auto Craft Center (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brigadier General James Howell Howard (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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