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
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Country: United States of America
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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.
HM NumberHM29S7
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Myrtle Beach Air Base Redevelopment Authority an the City Of Myrtle Beach
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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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