Binh Thuy AB
Photos by David Summerfield (RIP), SMSgt, Ret.
TSN, 377th SPS; vt (TDY); BT, 632nd SPS
1967-1968

VSPA Life Member 186

RIP: Feb 20, 2008

 


Binh Thuy AB
Bien Thuy Air Base, flight line and runway at sunset. C-47 taxies for takeoff. MSgt Summerfield: 01
Binh Thuy Air Base, flight line and runway at sunset. C-47 taxies for takeoff. MSgt Summerfield: 01

Bien Thuy Air Base, perimeter bunkers at sunset. MSgt Summerfield: 02
Binh Thuy Air Base, SPS perimeter bunkers at sunset. MSgt Summerfield: 02

Bien Thuy Air Base, perimeter, view from bunker at sunset. MSgt Summerfield: 03
Binh Thuy Air Base, perimeter, view from SPS bunker at sunset. MSgt Summerfield: 03

Bien Thuy Air Base, perimeter, SPS bunker with M60 silhouette at sunset. MSgt Summerfield: 04
Binh Thuy Air Base, perimeter, SPS bunker with M60 silhouette at sunset. MSgt Summerfield: 04

Bien Thuy Air Base, Good Morning World. SPS Airman stands watch from perimeter-bunker with 50cal inside. MSgt Summerfield: 05
Binh Thuy Air Base, Good Morning World. SPS Airman stands watch from perimeter-bunker with 50cal inside. MSgt Summerfield: 05

Bien Thuy Air Base, SPS Airman mans perimeter-bunker with 50cal. MSgt Summerfield: 06
Binh Thuy Air Base, SPS Airman mans perimeter-bunker with 50cal. MSgt Summerfield: 06

Bien Thuy Air Base, SPS Airman mans instructs Vietnamese workers building Listening Post. MSgt Summerfield: 07
Binh Thuy Air Base, SPS Airman mans instructs Vietnamese workers building Listening Post. MSgt Summerfield: 07
(Good job... see you tonight!)

Bien Thuy Air Base, flight line. VIP jet lifts off. MSgt Summerfield: 08
Binh Thuy Air Base, flight line. VIP jet lifts off. MSgt Summerfield: 08

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Binh Thuy Air Base, 9-flightline-t37-cessna-tweety-bird-perimeter-towers-bunkers. MSgt Summerfield: 09

Bien Thuy Air Base flight line. Australian Caribou STOL taxies along PSP apron. MSgt Summerfield: 10
Binh Thuy Air Base flight line. Australian Caribou STOL taxies along PSP apron. MSgt Summerfield: 10

Bien Thuy Air Base flight line. Australian Caribou STOL taxies. Crew with cockpit view. Sign Reads: USAF 483rd Tactical Airlift WIng. Welcome Aboard. 536th Tactical Airlift Squadron. MSgt Summerfield: 11
Binh Thuy Air Base flight line. Australian Caribou STOL taxies. Crew with cockpit view.
Sign Reads: USAF 483rd Tactical Airlift WIng. Welcome Aboard. 536th Tactical Airlift Squadron. MSgt Summerfield: 11

Bien Thuy Air Base flight line. C-123 prepares to start second engine, as crewman standsby with extinguisher. MSgt Summerfield: 12
Binh Thuy Air Base flight line. C-123 prepares to start second engine, as crewman standsby with extinguisher. MSgt Summerfield: 12

Bien Thuy Air Base flight line. C-130 unloads. Globemaster in background. MSgt Summerfield: 13
Binh Thuy Air Base flight line. C-130 unloads. Globemaster in background. MSgt Summerfield: 13

Bien Thuy Air Base flight line. USAF SP guards entrance to O1E-Birddog revetments. MSgt Summerfield: 14
Binh Thuy Air Base flight line. USAF SP guards entrance to O1E-Birddog revetments. MSgt Summerfield: 14

Bien Thuy Air Base flight line storage revetments. MSgt Summerfield: 15
Binh Thuy Air Base flight line storage revetments. MSgt Summerfield: 15

Bien Thuy Air Base flight line C-47 revetment, with Chu Hoi bird. MSgt Summerfield: 16
Binh Thuy Air Base flight line C-47 revetment, with Chu Hoi bird. MSgt Summerfield: 16

Bien Thuy Air Base flight line C-47 revetment, with Chu Hoi bird. Huey parked next door with one sliding along apron behind. MSgt Summerfield: 17
Binh Thuy Air Base flight line C-47 revetment, with Chu Hoi bird.
Huey parked next door with one sliding along apron behind. MSgt Summerfield: 17

Bien Thuy Air Base, USAF 632nd Security Police Squadron, Combat Control Center. Everything's calm... until it's not. MSgt Summerfield: 18
Binh Thuy Air Base, USAF 632nd Security Police Squadron, Combat Control Center.
Everything's calm... until it's not. MSgt Summerfield: 18

Bien Thuy Air Base, USAF 632nd Security Police Squadron, Combat Control Center. What'd he say? MSgt Summerfield: 19
Binh Thuy Air Base, USAF 632nd Security Police Squadron, Combat Control Center. What'd he say? MSgt Summerfield: 19

Bien Thuy Air Base. Mortars, Rockets, and flares. MSgt Summerfield: 20
INCOMING !!!
Binh Thuy Air Base. Mortars, Rockets, and flares. MSgt Summerfield: 20

 
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