South Carolina Air National Guard Wing

NavGridv01 07Pictured below is an authentic modern flight suit including its desert style equivalent. Next is the actual flight jacket of Brigadier General Robert H. Morrell who was influential in transforming the South Carolina Air National Guard into a premiere expeditionary fighter wing. In fact, during the first Gulf War, the Guard's 157th Fighter Squadron participated in the first wave of aerial attacks thereby earning their motto: "Always First."

The Museum's Air National Guard wing also features solid wood and detailed models of every plane – fighter or transport – ever flown by the South Carolina Air Guard including such famous aircraft as the P-51 Mustang, the F-86 Sabre Jet, the F-104 Starfighter, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Also included in the exhibit is the actual ejector seat from an F-104 as well as a massive AIM-4D Falcon air to air heat-seeking missile. Rounding out the gallery is an authentic WWII-era fighter pilot uniform and a tribute to the highly decorated yet "silent hero" Colonel Jack Moak who spent two years as a German POW after his plane was forced down over North Africa.



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