A-7D Corsair, a War Memorial

A-7D Corsair, a War Memorial (HM1XF2)

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Horry County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 39.697', W 78° 55.686'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1XF2
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Date Added Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 692107 N 3726563
Decimal Degrees33.66161667, -78.92810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.697', W 78° 55.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 41.82" N, 78° 55' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000 Jetport Industrial Dr, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, US
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