Emergency Airfield in SC.....
There was a airfield run by the CAA in the early 1940`s that was between Gourdin and Lane Twp in Williamsburg Co SC.
After Pearl Harbor the Army Air Corps moved in to use the field because it was close to highway and railway.Not to mention it was close to Charleston as well.
There were a lot of AT6 flight training at this field where my father and uncle were in charge of the field for the CAA.
This field was surrounded by farmfields and forest operations.
Competition between the airmen at the field and the fellows in Charleston led to upmanship pranks between the two groups.One day the crews from the field came to our house and asked my mother if they could clean out her chicken coops.They could.They did.
Those pilots climbed in their planes and flew over the fellows in Charleston during their inspection.They flew in and bombed the inspection with the chicken doo.
My understanding of the story is that the General at the inspection was not amused and got into his plane and followed our crew to the airfield near our house.
Needless to say the sandbag and chicken doo bombing came to a halt.
I also remember the time when those bored pilots came into the field by rolling their wheels of their AT6`s along the tin roof of our farmhouse.My mother was not amused one day while nursing a sick child.
She marched up the dirt road and told the sentry she wanted to know who was the last pilot that landed coming over our house.
All of the crews got a laugh watching this 5 foot woman shaking her finger in the face of this over 6 foot pilot and he could not get a word in to apologize.
The Air Corp moved out from the field later when all had their combat planes and the CAA took over control of the field.
Just wondering if the field is still there or is now a new Walmart location.