Anderson Field / Walterboro Army Air Field

Anderson Field / Walterboro Army Air Field (HM2A0)

Location: Walterboro, SC 29488 Colleton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 54.981', W 80° 38.274'

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(Anderson Field side):This airfield, the first in Colleton County, was built and dedicated in 1933 on 60 acres leased to the town of Walterboro by the estate of C.C. Anderson, foe whom it was named. By 1937 the town purchased the field and its 3 unpaved landing strips. Local, state, and federal sources combined to fund a large hanger and paved runways by 1941. The U.S. Army Air Corps leased the field from the town in early 1942 and purchased an additional 3,712 acres to create a new Walterboro Army Airfield.

(Walterboro Army Air Field side): The Walterboro Army Air Field, opened in August 1942, was a sub-base of the Columbia Army Air Base and the largest sub-base in the 3rd Air Force. It served as a final training base for pilots prior to overseas duty and housed a military population of as many as 6,000 as well as hundreds of German POWs. When the base closed after the war the field was deeded back to Walterboro and Colleton County.
HM NumberHM2A0
Marker Number15-17
Year Placed1997
Placed ByWalter-Colleton Co. Airport Commission & The Colleton Historical and Preservation Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 533857 N 3642071
Decimal Degrees32.91635000, -80.63790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 54.981', W 80° 38.274'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 54' 58.86" N, 80° 38' 16.44" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21605 Aviation Way, Walterboro SC 29488, US
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