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Parksley in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civil Air Patrol Coastal Base Four

 
 
Civil Air Patrol Coastal Base Four Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. Civil Air Patrol Coastal Base Four Marker
Inscription.  The Civil Air Patrol, a civilian organization established during World War II, operated Coastal Patrol Base Four about one mile west of here at the Parksley airport. Volunteers constructed runways and hangars, converted a farmhouse and chicken coop into headquarters and barracks, and donated private aircraft for patrol duty. The base, commanded by Maj. Isaac W. Burnham II, was active from May 1942 to Aug. 1943. Pairs of pilots and observers flew dawn-to-dusk patrols up to 60 nautical miles from shore along the entire Virginia coastline looking for German submarines and escorting merchantmen.
 
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY 25.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 46.935′ N, 75° 39.23′ W. Marker is in Parksley, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Bennett Street (Virginia Route 176) just west of Dunne Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
Civil Air Patrol Coastal Base Four Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. Civil Air Patrol Coastal Base Four Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 24256 Bennett St, Parksley VA 23421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedom Is Never Free (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); You Are Not Forgotten (about 400 feet away); This corner portion of the brick foundation (about 500 feet away); The Hopeton Passenger Station (about 500 feet away); Barber Shop Bench (about 500 feet away); The Railroad Tracks That Run Through Parksley (about 500 feet away); Diner #6061 (about 600 feet away); Maintenance-of-Way Tool Shed (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parksley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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