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Barnwell Army Airfield

 
 
Barnwell Army Airfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Barnwell Army Airfield Marker
Inscription.
Barnwell Army Airfield was built to
serve as a satellite base to the
Columbia Army Air Base during WWII.
Construction of the Barnwell base
began in September, 1942, with the
first plane landing three weeks
later. The base was completed in
April, 1943.

B-25 Bomber Crews trained here and
at bases in Greenwood, North and
Walterboro with bombing ranges
located at Lake Murray, Pontiac and
Poorman's located north of
Charleston.

After the war, the airport was
released to Barnwell County for
use as a general aviation airport.

 
Erected 2005 by Veterans Memorial Park, the Vietnam Veterans of America Salkehatchie Chapter 828.
 
Location. 33° 15.539′ N, 81° 22.696′ W. Marker is in Barnwell, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on Ellenton Street (U.S. 278), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Along an unnamed road, located south of Airport Road, between US 278 and Fuldner Road, at the airpark as a part of the Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Barnwell SC 29812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barnwell School District #45 KIA Monument (within
Veteran's Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, circa April 2010
2. Veteran's Memorial Park
All gave some. Some gave all.
shouting distance of this marker); "The Jefferson Airplane" (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Hill At Turkey Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fuller Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Calhoun Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); To the Veterans of All The Wars (approx. 1.3 miles away); Barnwell County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); To Honor the Memory of those Soldiers (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnwell.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. see relationship with other markers
 
Also see . . .  Barnwell Regional Airport history. ...for Antisubmarine defense in the Gulf of Mexico and for training pilots and aircrews of USAAF fighters and bombers.... (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
Veteran's Memorial Park Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, September 9, 2010
3. Veteran's Memorial Park Dedication Plaque
Barnwell Army Airfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 14, 2010
4. Barnwell Army Airfield Marker
Barnwell Army Airfield Marker with present airpark seen in background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 14, 2010
5. Barnwell Army Airfield Marker with present airpark seen in background
Barnwell Army Airfield , B-25s and crews, like this at Mobile Alabama, trained here image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 27, 1998
6. Barnwell Army Airfield , B-25s and crews, like this at Mobile Alabama, trained here
Barnwell Airport today, seen along US 278 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 14, 2010
7. Barnwell Airport today, seen along US 278
with The Veterans Memorial Park
Airborne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, March 7, 2011
8. Airborne Marker
God Bless America
Airborne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, March 7, 2011
9. Airborne Marker
Barnwell Army Airfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 22, 2016
10. Barnwell Army Airfield Marker
Veteran's Memorial Park Helicopter Display image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, 2010
11. Veteran's Memorial Park Helicopter Display
Tank at Veteran's Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, circa 2010
12. Tank at Veteran's Memorial Park
Crosses at Veteran's Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, 2010
13. Crosses at Veteran's Memorial Park
105mm Howitzer at Veteran's Park image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, September 9, 2010
14. 105mm Howitzer at Veteran's Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2011, by Melissa Roberts of Barnwell, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8, 9. submitted on December 20, 2011, by Melissa Roberts of Barnwell, South Carolina.   10. submitted on June 25, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on December 20, 2011, by Melissa Roberts of Barnwell, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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