World War II Glider Pilots

World War II Glider Pilots (HM1S2U)

Location: Maxton, NC 28364 Scotland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 47.805', W 79° 22.097'

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In memory of the combat glider pilots and other airborne assault personnel who trained at the Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Field during World War II. This memorial is dedicated to those brave young Americans, especially to those who in large numbers gave their lives in defense of freedom during the bloody airborne operations of World War II.

The Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Field was one of the major combat glider training bases in America between October 1942 and April 1945 during World War II.
HM NumberHM1S2U
Year Placed1989
Placed ByScotland County Association of Military Retirees and National World War II Glider Pilots Association
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Date Added Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 649271 N 3851716
Decimal Degrees34.79675000, -79.36828333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 47.805', W 79° 22.097'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 47' 48.3" N, 79° 22' 5.82" W
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Area Code(s)910
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16701 Airport Rd, Maxton NC 28364, US
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