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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 19, 2017
1. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Marker
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 19, 2017
2. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Marker
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 Base from 1977-1993.
 
Location. 33° 39.682′ N, 78° 55.704′ 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. Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II (here, next to this marker); P-51 Mustang (a few steps from this marker); 354th Wing Inactivation (a few steps from this marker); 354th Fighter Group History (within shouting distance of this marker); Warrior (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Strand Chapter and Unit 354 (within shouting distance of this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); F-100 D/F Super Sabre (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Myrtle Beach International Airport. (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Myrtle Beach International Airport 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 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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