Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lieutenant William Glover Farrow
Lieutenant William Farrow, a Darlington, South Carolina, native, was a member of the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. This daring raid against the capital of Japan was the first major attack on the Japanese homeland in World War II. After completing the attack against aircraft factories and munitions sites within the city, Lieutenant Farrow and his crew headed for China, where they ran out of fuel over Japanese-occupied territory.
Farrow, his gunner and another pilot were captured, tried by the Japanese and sentenced to death. They were shot by a firing squad in October 1942, and their bodies were cremated by the Japanese. After the war, Lieutenant Farrow's ashes were located, returned to the United States and buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Location. 33° 40.086′ N, 78° 56.423′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Farrow Parkway and Nevers Street, on the right when traveling north on Farrow Parkway. 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. The Freedom Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cold War Era 1956 - 1958 Cold War - Dominican Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); The Berlin Crisis 1961 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cuban Missile Crisis (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. Fred Nash (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt Col Colin Arnold Clarke (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Storm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Also see . . . William G. Farrow on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • War, World II •
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