Myrtle Beach Army Air Field / Myrtle Beach Air Force Base

Myrtle Beach Army Air Field / Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (HM29S7)

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

N 33° 40.913', W 78° 57.445'

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Myrtle Beach Army Air Field

Myrtle Beach Army Air Field operated here 1940-47 and grew out of city plans to expand the municipal airport from two grass landing strips to a more permanent facility. In 1940-41 the U.S. Army Air Corps trained civilian pilots for the Civil Air Service; the War Department acquired the airport in late 1941. Observation squadrons, an aviation squadron, and a fighter squadron trained here during World War II.
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Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
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Deactivated in 1947, the field became a municipal airport again but was donated by the city to the U.S. Air Force as an active air base in 1954. The 354th Fighter Day Wing/Tactical Fighter Wing, based here 1956-1993, deployed squadrons in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, with major service in Lebanon, Germany, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. The base closed in 1993.
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HM NumberHM29S7
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Myrtle Beach Air Base Redevelopment Authority an the City Of Myrtle Beach
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees33.68188333, -78.95741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 40.913', W 78° 57.445'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 40' 54.78" N, 78° 57' 26.7" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Farrow Pkwy, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, US
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