Colonel Robert P. "Pancho" Pasqualicchio Historical

Colonel Robert P. "Pancho" Pasqualicchio Historical (HM1XGU)

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

N 33° 39.817', W 78° 56.286'

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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 Corps in 1942. He was a combat fighter pilot with three combat tours and more than 350 combat missions.Upon his return from Korea in 1951 he was summoned to the White House and was personally commended by President Harry S. Truman for his role in the rescue of five United States airmen that were shot down behind enemy lines. His extensive career in fighter aviation was highlighted by his performance as "top gun" as a member of the winning fighter group of the United States Air Force Fighter Group gunnery competition in 1956. He is the recipient of numerous combat awards for his actions.Colonel Pasqualicchio retired from the Air Force in 1973 and made Myrtle Beach his home. He then became Director of Airports for Horry County until 1986.
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Date Added Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691175 N 3726766
Decimal Degrees33.66361667, -78.93810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.817', W 78° 56.286'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 49.02" N, 78° 56' 17.16" 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 876 Howard Ave, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, US
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