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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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, July 24, 2018
1. Myrtle Beach Army Air Field
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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.
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Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
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Deactivated in 1947, the field became a municipal airport again but was donated by the city to the U.S. Air Force as an active air base in 1954. The 354th Fighter Day Wing/Tactical Fighter Wing, based here 1956-1993, deployed squadrons in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, with major service in Lebanon, Germany, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. The base closed in 1993.
 
Erected 2008 by the Myrtle Beach Air Base Redevelopment
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Authority an the City Of Myrtle Beach. (Marker Number 26-19.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 33° 40.913′ N, 78° 57.445′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Farrow Parkway and Crow Lane, on the right when traveling east on Farrow Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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.
 
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, July 24, 2018
2. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 2 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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