Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Named after a type of pirate vessel the Corsair was the United States Navy's famed F-4U fighter aircraft of World War II. It was manufactured by the Chance Vought Corporation, which eventually became the LTV Corporation and manufacturer of the A-7D. Given the A-7D's lineage, it was fitting that it be officially named Corsair II. The A-7D's primary mission was close air support.
The 354th Tactical Fighter Wing was the first Wing to receive the A-7D, the first plane arriving September 9, 1970. The Corsair II was equipped with an automated electronic navigation and weapon delivery system and demonstrated outstanding capability to attack ground targets while deployed to Southeast Asia in support of the Vietnam War.
The phase-out of the A-7D at Myrtle Beach started in the summer of 1974 with the A-7Ds being transferred to Air National Guard units. These transfers continued until June 1978, when the last A-7Ds were flown to the South Carolina Air National Guard at McEntire Air National Guard Base, Eastover, South Carolina.
Location. 33° 39.697′ N, 78° 55.686′ 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 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 (here, next to this marker); Nuclear and Atomic Veterans (a few steps from this marker); A-10 Thunderbolt II (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); 1948 Myrtle Beach Airport (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Aircraft Nose Art (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Also see . . . LTV A-7 Corsair II on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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