Colonel Joseph R. Nevers Historical

Colonel Joseph R. Nevers Historical (HM1XIM)

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

N 33° 40.103', W 78° 56.346'

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Colonel Joseph R. Nevers had an illustrious military career spanning 35 years. He was renowned as a fighter pilot having accumulated more than 7,700 flying hours in such aircraft as the F-86, F-100 and the F-104. In fact, his 4,885 flying hours in the F-104 were exceeded by only one other pilot in the United States Air Force. He flew F-104 combat missions in the Vietnam War and returned to that combat theater later on as a Deputy Base Commander of a Special Operations Wing operating from a base in Thailand. Other key assignments included Director of F-104 operations at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; Deputy Base Commander at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida; and Commander of the 354th Combat Support Group at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. In effect, he was the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing's Base Commander in this latter position. He served for more than seven years becoming the Base's longest serving commander. Chief among his service awards are the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and five Air Medals.
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Date Added Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691072 N 3727293
Decimal Degrees33.66838333, -78.93910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 40.103', W 78° 56.346'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 40' 6.18" N, 78° 56' 20.76" 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 3050 Nevers St, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, US
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