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Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Myrtle Beach Air Force Base

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2017
1. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Marker
A History Commemorated
Inscription.
To commemorate the history of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and the people who were a part of it, the City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority erected a signage program to capture and display the history. Men and women of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base were appointed to serve on a committee to design the signage. Representatives included: Gen. Robert Reed, Col. George Branch, Col. Edsel "Coupe" DeVille, CMSgt. Bill Forbus, Col. Robert Pancho" Pasqualicchio, Lt. Col. William H. Rutherford, Col. Thomas "Buddy" Styers, Col. Charles M. Thrash, Mrs. Wilma Hucks Tirrell and Maj. Ed Edelen. Signs were developed and installed at various locations throughout the base property. These signs are in three categories:

1. Location signs are placed at or near the sites of buildings or complexes to describe the significant military activities and operations that occurred at those locations.

2. People signs identify community and military leaders and civil service personnel who played an important role in the history of the base. Signs denoting the people for whom streets are named are placed in prominent positions along the respectively named streets. Other important people signs are located in Valor Memorial Garden , Warbird Park and along Farrow Parkway.

3. Historical
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By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2017
2. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Marker
Former Air Force Base
event signs are found in Valor Memorial Garden and along the walkways in Warbird Park. These signs describe the major historical events from World War II to the present that affected and shaped the history of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base

Museums
The City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority have established three museums to display and preserve the history of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Artifacts, mementoes, memorabilia, photographs and monographs are on permanent display in the lobby of the Base Recreation Center (Gabreski Lane), Crabtree Gym (Crabtree Lane) and Whispering Pines Golf Course Clubhouse.

Wall of Service
The Wall of Service is dedicated to men and women, military and civilian, who served honorably at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1941-1993. For information about purchasing a nameplate visit www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/wall.html and complete the Wall of Service application.

Planes
The F-100DIF Super, Sabre, A-7D Corsair and A-10 Thunderbolt are on display at Warbird Park. The F-100 was assigned to the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in 1957. The A-7D was utilized by the Wing from 1970 through 1978 and then was phased out. The A-10 Thunderboit, affectionately known as the Warthog, was utilized by the Myrtle Beach Air Force
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By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2017
3. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Marker
Area Map and Sign Locator
Base from 1977-1993.
 
Location. 33° 40.064′ N, 78° 56.373′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Hackler Street and Howard Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Hackler Street. Touch for map. Located in Market Common Valor Memorial Garden. 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 walking distance of this marker. Brigadier General James Howell Howard (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Anthony "Tony" Shine (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam (a few steps from this marker); Captain Stephen Richard Phillis (a few steps from this marker); Prisoners of War and Missing in Action (a few steps from this marker); Valor in Combat (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt Col Colin Arnold Clarke (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Storm (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Regarding Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Market Common is a complex of shops, restaurants, houses, lakes and open space next to Myrtle Beach International Airport, originally the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The base closed in 1993.
 
Also see . . .
1. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base on Wikipedia
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2017
4. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Marker
. (Submitted on March 19, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Myrtle Beach International Airport. (Submitted on March 19, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Myrtle Beach International Airport on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 19, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
4. The Market Common at Myrtle Beach. (Submitted on March 19, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
5. The Market Common on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 19, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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