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

World War II Glider Pilots

 
 
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By Roger C Pate, June 28, 2009
1. World War II Glider Pilots Marker
Inscription.  In memory of the combat glider pilots and other airborne assault personnel who trained at the Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Field during World War II. This memorial is dedicated to those brave young Americans, especially to those who in large numbers gave their lives in defense of freedom during the bloody airborne operations of World War II.

The Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Field was one of the major combat glider training bases in America between October 1942 and April 1945 during World War II.
 
Erected 1989 by Scotland County Association of Military Retirees and National World War II Glider Pilots Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 34° 47.805′ N, 79° 22.097′ W. Marker is near Laurinburg, North Carolina, in Scotland County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Airport Road (County Route 1434) and Jump Road. Located just north of the Laurinburg-Maxton Airport terminal building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16701 Airport Rd, Laurinburg NC 28352, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
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By Roger C Pate, June 28, 2009
2. World War II Glider Pilots Marker
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8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Floral College (approx. 3.1 miles away); Angus W. McLean (approx. 3.1 miles away); Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base (approx. 3.6 miles away); Carolina College (approx. 4.1 miles away); Stewart-Hawley-Malloy House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Laurinburg Institute (approx. 5.1 miles away); Quackenbush (approx. 5.4 miles away); Scotland County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurinburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2016, by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2016, by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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