Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
356th Tactical Fighter Squadron
November 1956 saw the reactivation of the 356th as the "Green Demons" at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, flying the F-100D Super Sabre. The 356th participated in numerous deployments to Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and also deployed in support of the Cuban Missile Crisis. From April 1963 until June 1964, the 356th deployed on several occasions to Turkey and Italy. Then, in November 1965, flying F-4 Phantoms, the 356th was assigned to Misawa Air Base, Japan, in support of the Vietnam conflict.
In the early 1970s, the 356th was reassigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and transitioned to the A-7D Corsair II. The squadron was subsequently deployed to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, supporting United States efforts in the Vietnam conflict. The "Green Demons" became the first operational A-10 TAC-FTR Thunderbolt ll unit in October 1977.
A-7Ds in flight over Thailand
( adjacent marker )
The 356th participated in both long-range
At the end of the war, the 356th remained with the Occupation Forces in Europe until February 1946. The squadron returned to Bolling field, District of Columbia, and was subsequently deactivated in May 1946.
356th WWII Emblem Courtesy of Gene Lamar
( adjacent marker )
Lieutenant Colonel Comm Ropi, Commander of the 356th Tactical Fighter squadron, gives the flag to Colonel J.D. Dallager, Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing.
Location. Touch for map. Located in Market Common. 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. 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron Operations (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron (about 400 feet away); Brigadier General Thomas Merrit Knoles III (about 700 feet away); Colonel Warren R. Lewis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Edsel J. "Coupe" DeVille (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joe W. Blizzard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Joseph R. Nevers (approx. ¼ mile away); Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Also see . . . 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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