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Hawthorne School of Aeronautics

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Hawthorne School of Aeronautics Marker
Inscription. From 1941 to 1945, 5924 American & French pilots were trained here, totaling almost 330,00 flight hours. Site is 1 mi. NW.
 
Erected 1991 by World War II Hawthorne Pilot Training Assc.and Association Du Personnel Navigant Forme Aux USA. (Marker Number 38-21.)
 
Location. 33° 25.899′ N, 80° 50.258′ W. Marker is in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Rowesville Road (U.S. 21) and South Carolina Highway S-38-57, on the right when traveling south on Rowesville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orangeburg SC 29115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Charleston Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); Williams Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 4 miles away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); Confederate Flag (approx. 4.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial Fountain (approx. 4.1 miles away); Orangeburg County / Discovering Orangeburg (approx. 4.3 miles away); Judge Glover's Home (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jewish Merchants/Jewish Life (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orangeburg.
 
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1. Hawthorne School of Aeronautics
Hawthorne School of Aeronautics Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 22, 2008
2. Hawthorne School of Aeronautics Marker
. Hawthorne provided professional civilian flying training and support personnel to train military students, (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: South Carolina, Includes article and pictures of Hawthorne. During the Second World War, Hawthorne trained 5,924 military pilots at Orangeburg, including more than 2,000 French Air Force students. For his leadership, Bevo Howard was presented the French Air Force Wings, the coveted French Medaille de L'Aeronautique, and later the Ordre National de la Legion D'Honneur for his pilot training & accomplishments as an aerobatic flyer. (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceWar, World II
 
Hawthorne School of Aeronautics Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 22, 2008
3. Hawthorne School of Aeronautics Marker
Hawthorne School of Aeronautics Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Hawthorne School of Aeronautics Marker
A series of photos showing the Hawthorne School of Aeronautics at Orangeburg, circa 1945.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,054 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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