Information for North Charleston AFS, SC

Latitude: 32-53-44 N, Longitude: 080-01-20 W

Call Sign(s): Hemingway


Perm ID Sage ID JSS ID Unit Location Early
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M-113 Z-113   792 North Charleston AFS, SC MPS-7; GPS-3; MPS-11; MPS-8; FPS-20A / -66; MPS-14; FPS-26 FPS-27; MPS-14; FPS-26 1955 01-Jun-80 Site adjacent to Charleston AFB, beside I-26. Site was once a joint-use site with the FAA (who operated the AN/FPS-66) from roughly 1959 to 1966; then, FAA relocated the AN/FPS-66 to Jedburg. In 1980, NC AFS was replaced by Jedburg JSS site, now with an ARSR-4.
M-112A / M-113C Z-112A / Z-113C     Parris Island MCAS, SC FPS-14 FPS-18 Apr-58 1 July 1970 Gap-Filler Annex. * Dec 61 is the probable date when this GFA site changed from Z-112A to Z-113C. ADC records indicate that when this site closed in 1970, it had the last FPS-14; however, one veteran reported that he was there when an FPS-18 was installed in the 1967-1968 time frame.
M-113A Z-113A     Stateburg, SC FPS-18   Aug-59 01-Jul-70 Gap-Filler Annex.
M-113A       Burgess, SC ** (FPS-18 planned)       Gap-Filler Annex. ** Planned but not built. Was redesignated as M-115A, Myrtle Beach, SC.
M-113B Z-113B     Georgetown, SC FPS-14 FPS-18 May-58 01-Jul-70 Gap-Filler Annex. Building is still extant. Radar tower was torn down in recent years. According to sources, the Georgetown Municipal Airport was earlier the Georgetown Marine Corps Outlying Field (OLF).

Current Use: Mostly demolished now. Site had been used for government offices for the city of North Charleston. Former housing units had been used for low-income housing. Some buildings had been used also for a Marine Corps Reserve Training Center.

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