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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Horry County, South Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Horry County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Horry County, SC (199) Dillon County, SC (24) Georgetown County, SC (102) Marion County, SC (24) Brunswick County, NC (62) Columbus County, NC (4) Robeson County, NC (17)  HorryCounty(199) Horry County (199)  DillonCounty(24) Dillon County (24)  GeorgetownCounty(102) Georgetown County (102)  MarionCounty(24) Marion County (24)  BrunswickCountyNorth Carolina(62) Brunswick County (62)  ColumbusCounty(4) Columbus County (4)  RobesonCounty(17) Robeson County (17)
Adjacent to Horry County, South Carolina
    Dillon County (24)
    Georgetown County (102)
    Marion County (24)
    Brunswick County, North Carolina (62)
    Columbus County, North Carolina (4)
    Robeson County, North Carolina (17)
 
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1South Carolina (Horry County), Atlantic Beach — 26-16 — Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach, nicknamed "The Black Pearl," was established about 1934 as an oceanfront community for blacks denied access to other area beaches by segregation. Many became year-round residents, but most spent their vacations here. From the 1930s . . . Map (db m23511) HM
2South Carolina (Horry County), Aynor — 26-25 — Levister Elementary School
This school, built in 1953, was one of the many African-American schools built by the equalization program of Gov. James F. Byrnes, intended to preserve school segregation by building new schools for black children. Students in grades 1-7, who had . . . Map (db m40276) HM
3South Carolina (Horry County), Cherry Grove Beach — 26-21 — Sonny’s Pavilion
Sonny’s Pavilion, built in 1949 by N.F. “Sonny” Nixon, was an open-air pavilion on the Grand Strand. The rhythm & blues of the post-World War II era—later called beach music—was played on jukeboxes at area pavilions where . . . Map (db m27329) HM
4South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — Benjamin Grier Collins
1845–1929 A pioneer who devoted his life to the religious and social welfare of his town and county. • A benefactor to rich and poor who gave wholeheartedly of his time and talents to the enrichment of his fellow man. • A staunch Christian . . . Map (db m848) HM
5South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — Centennial Time Capsule
December 9, 2003. A time capsule filled with historical documents and artifacts from the era are placed here. To be opened December 9, 2103.Map (db m866) HM
6South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-23 — Coastal Carolina University
[Front] Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College, holding evening classes in Conway High School 1954-1963. Its first enrollment numbered 53 students. Originally sponsored by the College of Charleston . . . Map (db m36813) HM
7South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-24 — Conway High School
Conway High School was located here from 1929 to 1979. A two-story brick Classical Revival building, its cornerstone was laid in 1928 and the building was completed in 1929. Classes began that fall. Coastal Carolina Junior College (now Coastal . . . Map (db m36818) HM
8South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-6 — First Methodist Church
Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury’s many visits to Kingston (Conway) between 1785 and 1815 preceded the organization of a Methodist congregation here. Land was obtained in 1842 and the first church building was constructed here in 1844. Still . . . Map (db m11259) HM
9South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-7 / 198 — Kingston ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
A Presbyterian congregation existed here in the village of Kingston by 1756. Its meetinghouse was on this site but by 1795 the congregation had apparently disbanded. In 1855 a proposal to reestablish a Presbyterian church in the town was . . . Map (db m121856) HM
10South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-5 — Kingston-Conway / Robert Conway
Kingston-Conway By 1733, Kingston Township had been “marked out” in this area, and by 1737 the town of Kingston was in existence. Since many landowners were non-residents, the township did not flourish. In 1801, the town was . . . Map (db m11291) HM
11South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-8 — Peter Horry / Horry County
Peter Horry. A planter of French Huguenot descent, Peter Horry (O-ree) was born in SC ca. 1747. A lieutenant colonel in the Revolution and later brigadier general in the SC Militia, he represented Prince George Winyah in the SC House and Senate. . . . Map (db m11262) HM
12South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — The Historic Brick for this Park
The historic brick for this park was donated in memory of Martha Ann Ray by her family, Allen L., JoAnn and Gregory Allen Ray. The brick was acquired by the Ray Family in 1969 when the St. John’s Hotel (circa 1836) in Charleston, South . . . Map (db m102273) HM
13South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — The Wade Hampton Oak
On October 2, 1876, General Wade Hampton spoke here to the citizens of Horry County during his campaign for Governor of South Carolina.Map (db m859) HM
14South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26 26 — Whittemore School / Whittemore High School
(side 1) Whittemore School Whittemore School, one of the first African-American schools in Horry County, educated elementary and high school students on this site from 1936 to 1970. Founded in 1870, it was named for Benjamin F. . . . Map (db m168114) HM
15South Carolina (Horry County), Galivants Ferry — 26 11 — Galivants Ferry
Marker front: In 1792 Galivants Ferry was named for Richard Gallevan, owner of ferry rights for Elirsee's Landing on the Little Pee Dee River. The ferry was an important crossing on the road to Conwayborough, the county seat, later renamed . . . Map (db m35) HM
16South Carolina (Horry County), Galivants Ferry — 26 12 — Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting
The Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting, a Democratic Party tradition, has been held here in the spring every two years since 1880. Sponsored by the Holiday family, its origins are associated with Wade Hampton's 1876 appearance. Hampton, a former . . . Map (db m23623) HM
17South Carolina (Horry County), Galivants Ferry — Holliday Highway
U.S. 501 – Galivants Ferry to Conway. Named in 1979 in honor of Joseph William Holliday, leader in Naval Stores Industry and Commissioner of Horry County (Elected 1870); born 1827–died 1904. George Judson Holliday, Planter, Merchant, . . . Map (db m37946) HM
18South Carolina (Horry County), Grahamville — 26-9 — True Vine Missionary Baptist Church
This church was organized in 1894 by founders Antey Graham, Beney Graham, Samuel Graham, Will Hill, and Ben Wilson, and later became a member of the Kingston lake Association. The first sanctuary, a frame building, was build about 1913 and located . . . Map (db m847) HM
19South Carolina (Horry County), Green Sea — 26-10 — Green Sea Baptist Church
[Marker Front] This church, known as Honey Camp Baptist Church until 1924, was founded in 1807. It is the mother church to several Baptist churches in eastern S.C., including Spring Branch (1830), Pleasant View (1875), Mt. Zion (1887), Mt. . . . Map (db m26753) HM
20South Carolina (Horry County), Little River — 26-3 — Boundary House
During the colonial era the Boundary House, on the S.C.-N.C. line 1.3 mi. SE, was both a private residence and “public house.” In 1775 Isaac Marion (d. 1781), eldest brother of future partisan leader Gen. Francis Marion, lived there. On . . . Map (db m5345) HM
21South Carolina (Horry County), Little River — 26-27 — Chestnut Consolidated School
Chestnut Consolidated Schools, which was located here 1954-1970, was built under the equalization program of Gov. James F. Byrnes, intended to preserve segregation by building new schools for blacks. Named to honor Horry County educator J.T. . . . Map (db m52518) HM
22South Carolina (Horry County), Little River — 26-2 — George Whitefield
On Jan. 1, 1740, George Whitefield, a fiery disciple of Methodists John and Charles Wesley preached at a tavern near here. Observing patrons dancing, Whitefield exhorted them against that vice. Soon the dancers stopped and allowed Whitefield to . . . Map (db m16373) HM
23South Carolina (Horry County), Little River — Rebecca Randall Bryan
In memory of Rebecca Randall Bryan. “On March 22, 1856, Thomas Randall conveyed to Abraham W. Bessent and John S. Thomas, trustees of the Baptist Church, this plot of ground, with title to exist for so long as it continued a location of . . . Map (db m16805) HM
24South Carolina (Horry County), Loris — 26-20 — Loris Training School
[Marker Front] Loris Training School, which stood here from 1928 to 1955, was the first school for black students in Loris and other nearby communities. Built at a cost of $4,700, it was one of more than 5000 schools in the South funded in . . . Map (db m26754) HM
25South Carolina (Horry County), Murrells Inlet — Murrells Inlet Boat Captains
This stretch of our Marshwalk is dedicated to the Murrells Inlet boat captains of the past who established the fishing industry that we depend upon today. Early in the 20th century, seagoing inlet captains began to take small parties out for . . . Map (db m100705) HM
26South Carolina (Horry County), Murrells Inlet — 26-15 — St. James Rosenwald School
Marker Front:
St. James Rosenwald School, which stood here from the late 1920s until the early 1970s, was one of several African-American schools in Horry County funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation. Rev. Smart Small, Sr. . . . Map (db m27331) HM
27South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 1943
Hospital care was one of the integral missions of the newly created U. S. Army Air Base on land donated by the City of Myrtle Beach. As the base was built at the outset of World War II, the hospital was located about one mile east of here in an . . . Map (db m102235) HM WM
28South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 1948 Myrtle Beach Airport
In 1948, the War Assets Administration transferred to the Town of Myrtle Beach the Army Air Base. Since the maintenance and operation of an airport is a year-round proposition, it was easy to see that the town had embarked upon a big venture. When . . . Map (db m102148) HM
29South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 352nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
The 354th Day Fighter Wing was originally composed of three fighting squadrons — the 353rd, 355th and 356th Day Fighter Squadrons. In 1957, an Air Force-wide reorganization of flying units reduced the number of F-100s assigned to the Myrtle . . . Map (db m102151) WM
30South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron
The 353rd Tactical Fighter squadron was formed on November 15, 1942. During World War II the fighter squadron was known as the "Fighting Cobras,“ and served with distinction in England, France and Germany, flying the P-39, P-51 and P-47 . . . Map (db m102103) WM
31South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Fighter Group History
On November 19, 1956, the Air Force resurrected the unit as the 354th Fighter-Day Group and stationed it at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. It was then re-designated the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing in July 1958, flying the RF-80, and during 1959 began . . . Map (db m102127) WM
32South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Fighter Group History
In August 1990, the 354th was once again deployed for combat operations this time in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield. By the end of the conflict, the 354th's A-10s were credited with destroying 950 tanks, 900 artillery . . . Map (db m102163) WM
33South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Fighter Group World War II History
The 354th Fighter Wing has a long and distinguished past. The wing saw action in every major conflict in which the United States was involved, except for the Korean War. Activated at Hamilton Field in California on November 15, 1942, as the 354th . . . Map (db m102125) WM
34South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Fighter Group World War II History
The 354th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) had its genesis as the 354th Fighter Group (FG) in November 1942 at Hamilton Field, California. In October 1943, it was moved to England and began aerial combat operations flying P-51s. In November 1944, it . . . Map (db m102126) WM
35South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Tactical Fighter Wing A-7DDeployment/Reinforcement Missions
During the period that A-7Ds operated at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, the tactical fighter squadrons carried out important peace time deployment and reinforcement responsibilities in three key theaters of operation. In the European Theater, . . . Map (db m102150) HM WM
36South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Wing Inactivation
354th Fighter Wing Inactivation 31 March 1993 Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, South Carolina ★ European Theater of Operaton ★ Lebanon ★ Berlin ★ Cuban Missle Crisis ★ Dominican Republic Crisis ★ Southeast . . . Map (db m102160) HM WM
37South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron
(panel 1) Activated on November 15, 1942, at Hamilton Field, California, the first 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron pilots, nicknamed the “Pugnacious Pups,” flew the P-39 Aircobra. After deploying to England in 1943, the squadron . . . Map (db m120831) HM
38South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron Operations
The 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron Operations (Fighting Falcons) were located in the area now occupied by the Myrtle Beach Police Department Office and Training Facility. The squadron was activated in November 1942 at Hamilton Field, . . . Map (db m120830) HM
39South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron
November 1956 saw the reactivation of the 356th as the "Green Demons" at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, flying the F-100D Super Sabre. The 356th participated in numerous deployments to Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and also deployed . . . Map (db m102101) WM
40South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron Operations
The 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron Operations (Green Demons), building 347, was located in the area now occupied by the Myrtle Beach Police Department office and Training Facility. The 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron was activated in November . . . Map (db m102102) WM
41South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 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 . . . Map (db m102152) WM
42South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — A-7D Corsair
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 . . . Map (db m102153) WM
43South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Activation of the 354th Fighter Day Wing
In the Fall of 1956, officers and airmen from the United States Air Force were assigned to newly constructed Myrtle Beach Air Force Base to start a new fighter wing. Their task was reactivation of the famous World War II “Pioneer Mustang . . . Map (db m102124) WM
44South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Airman Dining Hall
The Airmen’s Dining Hall, building 245, a large facility capable of simultaneous feeding of several hundred airmen, was located in this area of The Market Common. The Dining Hall was centrally located with respect to the Airmen’s Dormitory . . . Map (db m120506) HM
45South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Archaeological and Historical Data
Settlers from the Waccamaw Neck attempted to extend thei plantations to what was called Long Bay. Many families received land in 1735 just south of the Withers Swash when the colonial government began issuing grants. Independent farmers and . . . Map (db m102106) HM
46South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Audio Visual Facility
The Audio Visual Facility, building 502, at this location provided a complete line of audio visual services in support of all of the units on the base. The facility was equipped with two darkrooms for photography work and had the capability to . . . Map (db m113446) HM
47South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Auto Craft Center
The Auto Craft Center, building 255, was located on Wainwright Boulevard, now Johnson Avenue. The building was constructed in 1962. The Auto Craft Center offered a wide range of services and had a large selection of equipment and tools. The . . . Map (db m113445) HM
48South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Avionics Maintenance
The Aircraft Avionics Maintenance shops, building 325, were housed in an environmentally controlled building near this location. The Avionics Squadron administrative offices were located in this building. The shops contained a full complement . . . Map (db m113455) HM
49South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Base Civil Engineering Complex
The Base Civil Engineering Complex, building 219, was located within this area of The Market Common. It contained the Base Civil Engineering Administrative Offices, specialty maintenance shops and storage for material used in maintaining base . . . Map (db m113453) HM
50South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Base Operations
Base Operations, building 362, housed the functions associated with the operations of transient aircraft arriving and departing the base. It maintained a full complement of flight planning services for transient pilots, including a weather . . . Map (db m120777) HM
51South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Base Supply
Base Supply, building 214, contained 154,000 square feet of space. This building housed the administrative offices of the Supply Squadron. It also provided storage for the hundreds of items used in carrying out all Base functions, as well as . . . Map (db m113444) HM
52South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Battlefield Cross
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 34-3 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Battlefield Cross Dedicated 04 July 2015 Honor – Respect - RememberMap (db m102135) WM
53South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Bowling Center
Located across the street from the hospital on Pampas Drive, the bowling center, building 132, was constructed in 1961. The center offered many hours of fun and relaxation. The 18-lane center offered league bowling each weekday evening, while . . . Map (db m113487) HM
54South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General James Howell Howard
General Howard was the only fighter pilot awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic combat flying in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. While flying his P-51 on a bomber escort mission near Berlin in 1944, he . . . Map (db m102039) WM
55South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General James Howell Howard
General Howard was the only fighter pilot awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic combat flying in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. While flying his P-51 on a bomber escort mission near . . . Map (db m113454) HM
56South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General Joel T. Hall
General Hall served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing during the period April 1984 to January 1986. He is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of . . . Map (db m102767) WM
57South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins
General Jenkins served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Vice Commander and then Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing from August 1987 to March 1990. He accumulated more than 3,100 flying hours in tactical fighter aircraft, including the . . . Map (db m102230) HM WM
58South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins
General Jenkins served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Vice Commander and then Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing from August 1987 to March 1990. He accumulated more than 3,100 flying hours in tactical fighter aircraft, . . . Map (db m121751) HM
59South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General Thomas Merrit Knoles III
Brigadier General Thomas M. Knoles, a command pilot in the United States Air Force, was born in 1927 in Flagstaff, Arizona, and graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1945. He attended the University of Arizona prior to enlisting in the Army Air . . . Map (db m102100) WM
60South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General Thomas Merrit Knoles III
Brigadier General Thomas M. Knoles, a command pilot in the United States Air Force, was born in 1927 in Flagstaff, Arizona, and graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1945. He attended the University of Arizona prior to enlisting in the Army Air . . . Map (db m121702) HM
61South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General William Donald Curry Jr.
Brigadier General William Donald Curry Jr. was born in Minneapolis in 1926. He entered the service from Marshalltown, IA, during WWII and served as a B-24 Crew Chief until entering the US Military Academy. Upon graduation in 1950, he was . . . Map (db m121709) HM
62South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Captain Paul Johnson
Captain Paul Johnson of Dresden, Tennessee, was a pilot with the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, during the Desert Storm Combat Operations over Iraq. On January 21, 1991, Captain Johnson flying an A-10 was tasked with a . . . Map (db m102196) WM
63South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Captain Stephen Richard Phillis
Captain Stephen Phillis, a native of Rock Island, Illinois, was an A-10 pilot at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base during the time when the United States military was preparing for Operation Desert Storm in response to the lraqi occupation of Kuwait. . . . Map (db m102041) WM
64South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Captain Stephen Richard Phillis
Captain Stephen Phillis, a native of Rock Island, Illinois, was an A-10 pilot at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base during the time when the United States military was preparing for Operation Desert Storm in response to the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. . . . Map (db m113456) HM
65South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Chapel
This is the site of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Chapel, building 112, located on what was then Third Street and Farrow Boulevard. The Base Chapel program supported both Protestant and Catholic religious education programs and . . . Map (db m113486) HM
66South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Chaplain (Major General) Charles C. Baldwin
Chaplain Baldwin served as the Senior Installation Chaplain at Mytle Beach Air Force Base during the period June 1989 to 1992. During this period he also accompanied the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing on deployment to King Fahad International Airport, . . . Map (db m102237) HM WM
67South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 26 30 — Charlie's Place
Charlie and Sarah Fitzgerald opened Charlie's Place as a supper club in 1937. It was a stop on the "Chitlin' Circuit," nightclubs where black entertainers such as Billie Holiday, the Mills Brothers, Little Richard, Ruth Brown, Otis Redding, and . . . Map (db m160868) HM
68South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Chief Master Sergeant Gary J. Moser
Chief Master Sergeant Gary Moser was raised in Raeford, North Carolina, and joined the United States Air Force in 1968. His early assignments included tours of duty in Thailand, Germany and North Carolina. Chief Master Sergeant Moser served . . . Map (db m120864) HM
69South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Chief Master Sergeant James Cope
Chief Master Sergeant James Cope Chief Master Sergeant James Cope was 1st Sergeant in the 356th Fighter squadron and the 354th Armament and Electronics Squadron. Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) is the ninth, and highest, enlisted rank in the . . . Map (db m102231) HM WM
70South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Chief Master Sergeant Jimmy E. Davis
Chief Master Sergeant Jimmy E. Davis is a native of Georgetown County, South Carolina. He graduated from Winyah High School in Georgetown, South Carolina, and enlisted in the United States Air Force shortly thereafter. After completing basic . . . Map (db m102229) HM WM
71South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray
CMSAF Murray served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1986-1992. During this period, he served as the non-commissioned officer in charge of the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) Support Section, the 56th Aircraft Generation Squadron . . . Map (db m120836) HM
72South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Cold War - Dominican Republic
In 1961, Dominican Republic Dictator Raphael Trujillo was assassinated. In the following years, turmoil and conflict were the order of the day on the island. President John F. Kennedy made it clear that it was time for democracy in the Dominican . . . Map (db m102073) WM
73South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Albert R. Neville
Born December 1921 in Washington, D.C., Colonel Albert R. Neville entered military service in January 1940 as an enlisted man in the US Army. In 1941 he won a competitive appointment to West Point, graduating in 1945 with his wings. He was . . . Map (db m121714) HM
74South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Alva "George" Branch
Colonel Branch was born and raised in south Texas where he learned to fly in a Piper Cub. In 1951, he joined the United States Air Force and was commissioned and rated as pilot in 1952. He completed advanced training in the F-86 and was sent to . . . Map (db m102239) HM WM
75South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Charles E Cook, Jr.
Colonel Cook was born in Pennington, New Jersey, in 1921. He attended Randolph Macon Academy in Virginia and graduated Bucknell University in 1942. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1943. Upon . . . Map (db m102228) HM WM
76South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Charles M. Thrash
Colonel Charles M. "Charlie" Thrash was stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base on three different occasions. During these three tours he filled nearly every flying-related leadership position in the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing and amassed more . . . Map (db m102238) HM WM
77South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Curtis L. BrownNASA Astronaut
Colonel Brown is a native of Elizabethtown, North Carolina. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1978. After completing pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas, he was assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force . . . Map (db m113440) HM
78South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Donald Wesley Forney
Colonel Forney was born June 1920 in Sioux Falls, SD where he attended Washington High School graduating in 1938. He received a degree in Business Administration in 1942 from the University of South Dakota. In 1942 he was commissioned a . . . Map (db m121742) HM
79South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Edsel J. "Coupe" DeVille
Colonel Deville, was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun country. He received his bachelor's degree in industrial technology from Louisiana State University and his masters in business management from Georgia College. . . . Map (db m102104) WM
80South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Edwin A. Schneider
Colonel Schneider was born in Passaic, NJ in September 1919. He attended Ohio State University in Columbus from 1938-1941. He entered aviation cadet training in December 1941 and attended primary flight training at King City, CA and basic flight . . . Map (db m121801) HM
81South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Francis S. Gabreski
Francis S. “Gabby” Gabreski was born and raised in Oil City, Pennsylvania, joined the Army Air Corps in 1940, and graduated from pilot training as a Second Lieutenant in March 1941. He was serving in Hawaii during the “Day of . . . Map (db m119903) HM
82South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Francis S. Gabreski
Francis S. “Gabby” Gabreski was born and raised in Oil City, Pennsylvania, joined the Army Air Corps in 1940, and graduated from pilot training as a Second Lieutenant in March 1941. He was serving in Hawaii during the “Day of . . . Map (db m121672) HM
83South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Franklin Harold Scott
Colonel Frank Scott was born in Greenville, NC in March 1919. He graduated from Belvior Folkland High School in Pitt County, NC and attended Carolina Teachers college at Greenville, NC prior to entering military service. In October 1940 Col . . . Map (db m120775) HM
84South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Henry L. Warren
Major General Henry L. Warren was born in 1922 in Fayette, MO, where he attended Central College. He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, NY, in 1945 with a BS in military engineering. He received a master’s degree in international . . . Map (db m121750) HM
85South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Herbert E. Ross
Colonel Herbert E. Ross was born in Stockton, CA, and attended the College of the Pacific from 1937-1940. He entered the Army Air Corps in 1940 as an aviation cadet. Receiving his Second Lieutenant’s commission and his pilot wings at Brooks Field, . . . Map (db m123186) HM
86South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Joseph R. Nevers
Colonel Joseph R. Nevers had an illustrious military career spanning 35 years. He was renowned as a fighter pilot having accumulated more than 7,700 flying hours in such aircraft as the F-86, F-100 and the F-104. In fact, his 4,885 flying hours in . . . Map (db m102299) HM WM
87South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Joseph S. Barton
Colonel Joseph S. Barton was stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from August 1988 until the base closed in March 1992. His first association with the base was as an ROTC cadet from the University of Georgia at Summer Camp in the summer of . . . Map (db m119134) HM
88South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Michael G. Filliman
Colonel Michael G. Filliman assumed Command of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing on October 25, 1974. He was assigned to the 354th as Vice Commander in June 1973. Prior to that Col Filliman served as Director of Assignments, Headquarters TAC, Langley . . . Map (db m123181) HM
89South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Richard (Rick) H. McDow
Colonel Richard (Rick) H. McDow was the 354th Wing Commander tasked with closing out the flying operations at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. That phase of the base closure was successfully concluded when he led the last formation of four A-10 aircraft . . . Map (db m123185) HM
90South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Robert G. Emmens
In April 1942, Robert G. Emmens was one of Jimmy Doolittle’s Tokyo Raiders as lieutenant and copilot in Crew No. 8. After dropping bombs on Tokyo, Emmens’ B-25 made it to a field outside of Vladivostok, Soviet Union, and was held captive by . . . Map (db m120837) HM
91South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Robert Lindsay Petit
Major General Petit was born in July 1918 in Oxnard, CA and graduated from the University of Redlands in 1939 with a BA degree. He entered military service in early 1941 as an aviation cadet and received his pilot wings and commission as Second . . . Map (db m121680) HM
92South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Robert P. "Pancho" Pasqualicchio
Captain Robert F. Pasqualicchio was part of the initial cadre that opened Myrtle Beach Air Base in 1956 and was the first commander of the newly formed 356th Fighter squadron of the 354th Fighter Group. He enlisted in the United States Army Air . . . Map (db m102232) HM WM
93South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Thomas C. “Buddy” Styers
Colonel Styers served in the United States Air Force for 26 years retiring in September 1992. In August 1995, Colonel Styers became the Executive Director of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority, established by the South . . . Map (db m113449) HM
94South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Wallace C. Bosworth Jr.
Colonel Bosworth was born in Chicago, IL in January 1921. He is a graduate of The George Washington University with a BA in General Studies. Commissioned in 1943, Col Bosworth is a command pilot with more than 4,500 hours flying time including . . . Map (db m121737) HM
95South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Warren R. Lewis
Colonel Lewis was born on Christmas Eve 1919, in Superior, lowa. When the war broke out in Europe, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and then later transferred to the United States Army Air Corps. He was assigned to fly P-38 aircraft . . . Map (db m102298) HM WM
96South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Warren R. Lewis
Colonel Lewis was born on Christmas Eve, 1919, in Superior, Iowa. When the war broke out in Europe, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and then later transferred to the United States Army Air Corps. He was assigned to fly P-38 aircraft . . . Map (db m121718) HM
97South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel William Isaiah Williams
Colonel Williams was born in Albany, GA in November 1918. He attended the University of Georgia where he received his BS in animal husbandry in 1940. He entered military service in 1941 as an aviation cadet and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant . . . Map (db m121711) HM
98South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Combat Wounded Veterans
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99South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Command Chief Master Sergeant William D. Forbus
CCMSgt Bill Forbus, USAF (Retired) was stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1990-1992. Chief Forbus served as the Personnel Superintendent, 354th Combat Support Group, and later became Executive Officer to the Commander of the 354th . . . Map (db m120785) HM
100South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Crabtree Gymnasium
Crabtree gymnasium, building 256, is located on Meyers Avenue. The building is named for Clem Gerald Crabtree who served as head of Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. He died while still working there, and in 1982 . . . Map (db m113483) HM

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