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The 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron Operations (Fighting Falcons) were located in the area now occupied by the Myrtle Beach Police Department Office and Training Facility.
The squadron was activated in November 1942 at Hamilton Field, Californi…
CCMSgt Bill Forbus, USAF (Retired) was stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1990-1992. Chief Forbus served as the Personnel Superintendent, 354th Combat Support Group, and later became Executive Ofﬁcer to the Commander of the 354th…
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 tr…
In memory, honor and
recognition of the
Nuclear and Atomic Veterans.
Those that risked their
lives to the experimental
testing of nuclear weapons
and exposure to radiation.
National Association of Atomic Veterans (NAAV)
Donated by Kenne…
Colonel Frank Scott was born in Greenville, NC in March 1919. He graduated from Belvior Folkland High School in Pitt County, NC and attended Carolina Teachers college at Greenville, NC prior to entering military service.
In October 1940 Col Sco…
Base Operations, building 362, housed the functions associated with the operations of transient aircraft arriving and departing the base.
It maintained a full complement of flight planning services for transient pilots, including a weather brie…
This is the site of the former Dormitory Complex, buildings 241-249, which consisted of 10 dorms and a dining hall.
Seven three-story dormitories offered 74 rooms per building. Each housed approximately 140 bachelor airmen.
All dorms had da…
The Airmen's Dining Hall, building 245, a large facility capable of simultaneous feeding of several hundred airmen, was located in this area of The Market Common.
The Dining Hall was centrally located with respect to the Airmen's Dormitory Comp…
General Reed was born in Elkhorn City, Kentucky. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in international relations from Syracuse University, New York, in 1959 and a master of public administration degree from The George Washington University in 1965.…
Francis S. "Gabby" Gabreski was born and raised in Oil City, Pennsylvania, joined the Army Air Corps in 1940, and graduated from pilot training as a Second Lieutenant in March 1941. He was serving in Hawaii during the "Day of Infamy…