Cam Ranh Bay
Bomb Dump Explosion!

August 25, 1971
© 2003 by Don O'Fee
483rd Security Police Squadron

Photo of the Cam Ranh Bay AB Munitions area blowing up for 2 days! We had a sapper attack on 8/25/71. I have my diary notes and also a Time mag. article mentioning the attack. Let me know how much, other than the photo you need.

I'm sending the photo's, Time article,and the notes from my diary. The notes came from my friends who were in the munitions area the night of the attack. I was in Australia on R&R. I took the aftermath photo's.

A few revetments of 500 pounders withstood the explosions and fire.

One of the few things left standing in the devastation.

Building at the entrance of the Mike Area.

Grenades and CBU's were spread over a 2 mile area.

Ain't I Pretty!

Time Article

My nightly post was Mike 3 in the bomb dump. John Buck ( Mike 4 ), Frank Yarbourgh , John McClain and Frank Neely were on the QRT team that night in the Mike area.

I was with the 483rd SPS from 3/71 to 3/72 at Cam Ranh. I'm now VSPA Life Member #105.

At CRB, I was night humper too, Phantom Flight.

Check out the patch on my cammies ... I've never seen another one like it.

Read Capt. Daniel WIlliams related story
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