Barnwell Army Airfield

Barnwell Army Airfield (HMJ8R)

Location: Barnwell, SC 29812 Barnwell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 15.539', W 81° 22.696'

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Barnwell Army Airfield was built to
serve as a satellite base to the
Columbia Army Air Base during WWII.
Construction of the Barnwell base
began in September, 1942, with the
first plane landing three weeks
later. The base was completed in
April, 1943.
B-25 Bomber Crews trained here and
at bases in Greenwood, North and
Walterboro with bombing ranges
located at Lake Murray, Pontiac and
Poorman's located north of
After the war, the airport was
released to Barnwell County for
use as a general aviation airport.
HM NumberHMJ8R
Year Placed2005
Placed ByVeterans Memorial Park,The Vietnam Veterans of America Salkehatchie Chapter 828
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 3:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 464767 N 3680062
Decimal Degrees33.25898333, -81.37826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 15.539', W 81° 22.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 15' 32.34" N, 81° 22' 41.76" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10982 Ellenton St, Barnwell SC 29812, US
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