Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A-10 Thunderbolt II
The A-10 Thunderbolt II was assigned to the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1977 to 1993. It was manufactured by the Fairchild Republic Corporation and traces its name, Thunderbolt II, back to the Republic Aircraft Corporation's Army Air Corps P-47 of World War II fame.
The A-10 was a rugged, highly maneuverable and survivable aircraft, ideally suited to supporting close combat operations of ground troops. Given the fierce power of its 30 mm Gatling gun and its enormous bomb carrying capacity, the A-10 was affectionately known as the "Warthog.”
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Major Gilbert Talbot, a pilot the in 354th Fighter Bomber Group, and Master Sergeant Joseph Scruggs, an armorer, examine the 500 pound bomb slung under a wing of the Majorís Republic P-47 Thunderbolt in June 1945.
Location. 33° 39.688′ N, 78° 55.675′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Farrow Parkway and South Kings Highway, on the right when traveling north on Farrow Parkway. Touch for map. Located in the Warbird Park next to Myrtle Beach International Airport. 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. F-100 D/F Super Sabre (a few steps A-7D Corsair (a few steps from this marker); P-51 Mustang (within shouting distance of this marker); Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (within shouting distance of this marker); 352nd Tactical Fighter Squadron (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II (within shouting distance of this marker); 1948 Myrtle Beach Airport (within shouting distance of this marker); Warrior (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Also see . . . Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.