Carolina

Copyright 2008-2010, Scott D. Murdock
17 Oct 2010 - Added additional photos.
25 Dec 2010 - Added Columbia AAB SC, corrected misidentification of Jennings SC.


My only prior visits to South Carolina were to ride across the state as a passenger in my parents' car, and to transit Charleston AFB on my trip to Germany in 1979.  This was the first time I stayed overnight and explored some of the state.

Saturday, 8 Nov 2008

My friend DG and I flew from Denver to Charlotte, North Carolina.  We picked up a Dodge Avenger rental car and headed southeast into South Carolina.

Morris Field SC (No photos, no historic features seen.)

Woodward Field SC
(Brick hangar, possibly pre-war)
(W.W.II 184-foot demountable hangar)
(W.W.II 184-foot demountable hangar)
(W.W.II 184-foot demountable hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Flight line view of hangars)
(Two hangars)

Shaw AFB SC (Active base, no photos.  But I did go to the BX!)

We stopped for the night in Charleston.

Sunday, 9 Nov 2008

Fort Sumter SC
(View from the harbor)
(View from the harbor)
(Battery Isaac Huger, built within the original fort)
(Battery Isaac Huger)
(Battery Isaac Huger)
(Battery Isaac Huger)
(Battery Isaac Huger)
(Battery Isaac Huger)
(General view inside the fort)
(General view inside the fort)
(General view inside the fort)
(General view inside the fort)
(General view inside the fort)

(Front entryway to fort)
(Front entryway to fort)
(One of the gun mounts on top of the battery)
(General view from top of battery, showing dock and our boat)
(Observation post on top of battery)
(Gun mount on battery)
(Gun positions)
(Gun positions)
(Gun positions)
(Gun in position)
(Gun in position)

Castle Pinckney SC
(General view of the ruins)
(Another view)
(And another view)

USS Yorktown
(View from the dock)
(View from the water)
(View from the water)
(View from the water)
(View from the water)
(View from the water)
(View from the water)

This was our second night in Charleston.

Monday, 10 Nov 2008

Jennings Aprt SC (I originally misidentified this as Orangeburg MAP)
(Rear view of hangars)
(Flight line view of one hangar)
(Flight line view of the other hangar)
(Rear view of one hangar)
(Marker)

Columbia AAB SC (No photos, no historic features seen.)

Donaldson AFB SC
(W.W.II hangar)
(W.W.II hangar)
(View of maintenance docks from across flightline)
(W.W.II building)
(W.W.II building)
(Double-cantilever hangar, with non-historic aircraft tail enclosures)
(Hangars)
(Remodeled W.W.II barracks)
(Row of buildings)

Greenville Muni Aprt SC (No photos, no historic features seen.)

We stopped for the night in Greenville.

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008

Charlotte Army Missile Plant NC
(Building on east side of property)
(Building on east side of property)
(Building on east side of property)
(Building on east side of property)
(Plant building with monitors)
(Plant building with monitors)
(Plant buildings and elevated water storage tank)
(Plant building showing Art Deco details and sawtooth monitors)
(General view)
(General view)

Then we drove back to the Charlotte airport to start the trip home. 


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