Major General James Franklin Hackler, Jr., a War Memorial

Major General James Franklin Hackler, Jr., a War Memorial (HM1XC0)

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

N 33° 40.058', W 78° 56.341'

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Born in Marion, Virginia, General James Hackler grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1943. He was then assigned to the European Theater of Operations where he served as pilot, squadron commander and group operations officer in England, France and Germany. In September 1956, Colonel Hackler was assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base where he served as Director of operations for the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing. In this position, he was instrumental in the development of a worldwide deployment capability as part of Tactical Air Command's Composite Air Strike Force. The CASF was a mobile rapid deployment strike force of fighter-bomber aircraft with both conventional and nuclear capability. Subsequent assignments included the National War College and service in the Directorate of Operational Requirements and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. A command pilot with more than 5,300 flying hours, General Hackler was checked out in more than 45 types of aircraft. His numerous decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with 20 oak leaf clusters, and the French Croix de Guerre with Silver Gilt Star.
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HM NumberHM1XC0
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691081 N 3727210
Decimal Degrees33.66763333, -78.93901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 40.058', W 78° 56.341'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 40' 3.48" N, 78° 56' 20.46" 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 900-968 Hackler St, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, US
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