Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Walterboro Army Air Field



Marker ID: SCHM 15-17
Location: Aviation Lane, Walterboro Anderson Field Walterboro Army Air Field
County: Colleton
Coordinates: N 32° 54.981    W 080° 38.273
  32.91635    -80.637883
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

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.

Erected by Walterboro-Colleton Co. Airport Commission & the Colleton Co. Historical and Preservation Society - 1997


Notes:

Two sided marker - Anderson Field