The Beacon

The Beacon (HM4A1)

Location: Walterboro, SC 29488 Colleton County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 54.983', W 80° 38.258'

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(Aircraft Guiding Light)

In 1945, the army deeded the Walterboro Army Airfield, previously known as Anderson Airfield, jointly to the City of Walterboro and Colleton County, including all surplus equipment. The Beacon (Aircraft Guiding Light) was left as part of the surplus equipment.In 1996, World War II Buffs, from out of the state, were caught making off with a load of military artifacts, including this beacon. Fortunately they were stopped.

This pedestal was constructed for the Beacon by students from the Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center. The Beacon was manufactured by Westinghouse in 1933, beaming light for all military planes flying here in World War II.

Harry Cone, Chairman
Colleton Airport Commission

Johnie Thompson, Park Overseer
Walterboro Army Airfield Memorial

Budd Price, Chairman
Colleton County Preservation and Historical Society
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HM NumberHM4A1
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:45pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 533882 N 3642075
Decimal Degrees32.91638333, -80.63763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 54.983', W 80° 38.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 54' 58.98" N, 80° 38' 15.48" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9027 Aviation Way, Walterboro SC 29488, US
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