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During the period that A-7Ds operated at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, the tactical fighter squadrons carried out important peace time deployment and reinforcement responsibilities in three key theaters of operation. In the European Theater, ea…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XF4_352nd-tactical-fighter-squadron-a-war-memorial_Myrtle-Beach-SC.html
The 354th Day Fighter Wing was originally composed of three fighting squadrons — the 353rd, 355th and 356th Day Fighter Squadrons. In 1957, an Air Force-wide reorganization of flying units reduced the number of F-100s assigned to the Myrtle …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XF3_a-10-thunderbolt-ii-a-war-memorial_Myrtle-Beach-SC.html
The A-10 Thunderbolt II was assigned to the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1977 to 1993. It was manufactured by the Fairchild Republic Corporation and traces its name, Thunderbolt II, back to the Republic Aircraft Corporation's Army Air Corps P-…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XF2_a-7d-corsair-a-war-memorial_Myrtle-Beach-SC.html
Named after a type of pirate vessel the Corsair was the United States Navy's famed F-4U fighter aircraft of World War II. It was manufactured by the Chance Vought Corporation, which eventually became the LTV Corporation and manufacturer of the A-7…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XF1_f-100-d-f-super-sabre-a-war-memorial_Myrtle-Beach-SC.html
The F-100 D/F was assigned to the 354th Fighter Day Wing, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, early in 1957. It continued to be flown by the Wing through many deployments around the world. The wing squadrons were sent to Vietnam with the F-100s. The…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XEW_p-51-mustang-a-war-memorial_Myrtle-Beach-SC.html
P-51 Mustang is the nickname for the deadliest and greatest air-to-air fighter aircraft of World War II. At the beginning of World War II, England desperately needed some fighter aircraft and sought to buy several Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk" fighters f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XEN_world-war-ii-missions-performed-at-myrtle-beach-army-air-field-a-war-memorial_Myrtle-Beach-SC.html
One of the first missions to be carried out at the base was that of coastal defense in the wake of the United States' entry into World War II. The dominant wartime mission of the base was training air crews for combat duty. Several bombing and gun…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XEM_activation-of-the-354th-fighter-day-wing-a-war-memorial_Myrtle-Beach-SC.html
In the Fall of 1956, officers and airmen from the United States Air Force were assigned to newly constructed Myrtle Beach Air Force Base to start a new fighter wing. Their task was reactivation of the famous World War II "Pioneer Mustang Grou…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XEL_354th-fighter-group-world-war-ii-history-a-war-memorial_Myrtle-Beach-SC.html
The 354th Fighter Wing has a long and distinguished past. The wing saw action in every major conflict in which the United States was involved, except for the Korean War.Activated at Hamilton Field in California on November 15, 1942, as the 354th F…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XEK_354th-fighter-group-world-war-ii-history-a-war-memorial_Myrtle-Beach-SC.html
The 354th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) had its genesis as the 354th Fighter Group (FG) in November 1942 at Hamilton Field, California. In October 1943, it was moved to England and began aerial combat operations flying P-51s. In November 1944, it be…
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