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Near Maxton in Scotland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base

 
 
Laurinburg-Maxton Air Base Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, June 8, 2012
1. Laurinburg-Maxton Air Base Marker
Inscription.  U.S. Army Air Force glider base, 1942-45. Trained units active in D-Day assault, June 6, 1944. Field 3 mi. N.
 
Erected 2008 by NC Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number K-63.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
 
Location. 34° 44.681′ N, 79° 22.18′ W. Marker is near Maxton, North Carolina, in Scotland County. Marker is at the intersection of Business U.S. 74 and Airport Road on U.S. 74Business . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maxton NC 28364, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carolina College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stewart-Hawley-Malloy House (approx. 2.7 miles away); World War II Glider Pilots (approx. 3.6 miles away); Angus W. McLean (approx. 3.7 miles away); Floral College (approx. 3.8 miles away); 09.11.2001 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Scotland County Veterans Memorial
Laurinburg-Maxton Air Base Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, June 8, 2012
2. Laurinburg-Maxton Air Base Marker
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(approx. 5.6 miles away); Quackenbush (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maxton.
 
Also see . . .  World War Two Gliders-America's First Stealthy Aircraft. 6:45 minute YouTube video.
(Submitted on May 12, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2022