U-TAPAO RTAFB
THAILAND

PHOTOS
by William G. Williams

U-Tapao RTAFB
635th Security Police Squadron
Vietnam, 1975-1976
© Copyright 2005



Photos are of U-Tapao RTAFB, in 1975.
U-Tapao 1975 Air Base defense training pictures.

/>USAF Security Police Jeeps; Road Security; and Aerial of U-Tapao's Main Gate.
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Aircraft C5A and U.S. Navy Subchasers.
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Remnants of the Mayaquez Incident, 1975.
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Supplies for Cambodia/Vietnam ammo dump. Just before the fall of Vietnam and Camodia
the U.S. military sent a lot of supplies to both in hopes they might help to stabilize the regimes.

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C-141 Starlifter aircraft flight ramp.
One of my most memorable sights was a C-130 aircraft coming in as in-flight emergency, smoking and
full of holes, then reloading and taking off again. Here a private carrier is pictured along with the ammo dump.
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Buddha Mountain and base perimeter.
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Refugee Freedmon Birds, 1975.

Some aircraft used to flee Vietnam and Cambodia were later flown out to an aircraft
carrier and dumped into the ocean, because the US didn't want Thailand to have them.
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