The airfield at Cam Ranh Bay was built by the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps along with civilian contractors beginning in 1965. It was turned over to the USAF Pacific Air Forces on November 8. Cam Ranh Air Base was a part of the large Cam Ranh Bay logistics facility built by the United States.
Cam Ranh Bay Air Base SVN ... Larry Eley served in Vietnam in 1969 to early 1970. ... drinking some horrid stuff called Barley Green and exercising and increasing my ...
Before leaving for Vietnam I was assigned to the 304S Field Training Detachment at Sewart AFB Tennessee. This was a FAM School for C7A Caribous. I left for Vietnam on 18 Nov.3968 having been assigned to the 458th Tactical Airlift Squadron at Cam Ranh Bay. Here I served as a Crewchief on a C7A Caribou 624181.
However there are plenty of places in Vietnam the eastern peninsula of Cam Ranh Bay the southeastern shore of Ga C N Hi Long Vung Tau and dozens of places just south of Saigon where one can stand on the shore and watch the sun sink into the sea because bays and peninsulas have both eastern and western shores.
The 12 TFW was slated to open Cam Ranh Bay Air Base South Vietnam RVN. The air defense mission in Okinawa could not be abandoned and a decision was made to keep the 555th there until a replacement unit could be identified. The remainder of the 12 TFW deployed to Cam Ranh Bay beginning in November 1965.
Replacing the white sandy beaches of Cam Ranh Bay were the fine red dust and more noticeable presence of barbed wire and sand bagged bunkers in Chu Lai. The naval facilities at the harbor entrance were probably just as secure as those at Cam Ranh. In addition living conditions while off patrol although sparse were no less comfortable.
The base operated under US military until April 1975 when it was seized by the Vietnamese Peoples Army and was afterward used as their military air base. Much later on it was used as a civil airport but alas today it is closed and abandoned. All of the civil air traffic is now being transferred to the new Cam Ranh Airport.
The units first major missions took place during the Vietnam War include the reconnoitering of Cam Ranh Bay to determine its suitability as a major port for U.S forces in South Vietnam. By early May 1965 two platoons were assigned to U.S. Special Forces ATeam A103 conducting specialized reconnaissance and combat raiding missions.
Khanh Hoa province is the site of the last Nguyen Emperor Bao Dais summer home the Pasteur Institute of Nha Trang the Institute of Oceanography the Institute of Vaccines and Biological Substances and the Green Berets headquarters during the Vietnam War in the late 1950s and 1960s. Cam Ranh Bay port is on land closest to a deep sea ...
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Jul 8 2014 December 1969 Vietnam War. Cam Ranh Bay South Vietnam American Red Cross recreation worker Joan Christianson helps Sgt. Thomas E. Post as he wraps Christmas presents to send home in Red Cross recreation center at Cam Ranh Air Base.
Moreover the Cam Ranh Bay port added a lever in Vietnams diplomatic arsenal to effectively deal with China in more than one way. First the geographic location of Cam Ranh Bay port is such that it is situated at approximately 323 nm 431 nm and 462 nm away from Paracel Islands Spratly Islands and Hainan island respectively see map 1.
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The majority of C130 flights originated at Cam Ranh Bay headquarters of the 109th QM. 26. The riggers of the 109th QM geared up to meet the challenge posed by events at Khe Sanh. Initially riggers at Cam Ranh Bay worked three days and two nights continuously without rest.
The site overlooks Cam Ranh Bay with some stunning views from many places on the course. But the course is set far inland on a mostly unremarkable stretch of sandy scrubland. Norman managed to get the most out of the terrain routing gently sweeping and rumpled fairways through the mild undulations in a way that makes the most of the landscape.
3rd Platoon Cam Ranh Bay moved to Phu Bai Mar 68 Maintenance Platoon Phu Bai moved to Dong Ha Jan 68 moved to Phu Bai Mar 68 23rd AMERICAL Division organized and activated Sep 67 / June 1967 68
Commander Arthur R. Lee Recalls a Sapper Attack at Cam Ranh Bay During the Vietnam War I had been in Vietnam for only a few days when I experienced my first rocket attack. I had just returned from a short trip to the U.S. Armys base at Dong Ba Thin where a contingent of Vertol CH47 helicopters was located.
Greg quotDutchquot Datchuck and others from 483rd USAF Hospital at Cam Ranh Bay 19701970 Anyone with 5/42 Arty in Vietnam during May 1968. W.L. Osborne USMC DI Paris Island November 1968 Doreen the Mouseketeer is looking for photos of her tours in VN. Richard Meyers from Florida a crew member on a Chinook in VN. Anyone who knew my fatherSSgt.
A photo I took of Vo Dat mountain while returning from the 125th A.T.C. base camp in Bien Hoa some time in early Nov. 1970. Image courtesy of Sam Weaver SP5 C Company 125th ATC Battalion Vo dat MT. 9/70 thru 12/70 Cam Ranh Bay US Army replacement depot which was the first point of arrival for new troops awaiting assignments in the RVN.
The old US wartime base of Cam Ranh Bay is fast becoming one of Vietnam hottest beach destinations for good reason. The setting is glorious. Theres a flurry of resort development under way we hope it doesnt go too far. Note The information provided in this review was correct at time of publishing but may change.
CP 0015 CAM RANH BAY 32km S Nha Trang Major US Installation . CP 042534 NHA TRANG 1FFV HQ 24km N. Cam Ranh Bay . CP 0532 22nd REPLACEMENT CENTER . CP 053322 6th CONVALESCENT HOSP. 1300 Bed 44th Med. Bde. 1968. Miscellaneous amp Numbered Locations. AR 804470 71st EVAC. HOSPITAL 4th ID AO Pleiku AF Base 11/6612/70
Vietnam Security Police Association Inc. USAF CAM RANH BAY AIR BASE CRB LASTFIRST LM/CM Years Bases amp Squadrons Embassys Radar Locations Special DET/TDY K9 Name Operations DT KIALOD DT RIP111 ID
The first 4000 paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division arrive in Vietnam landing at Cam Ranh Bay. They made a demonstration jump immediately after arriving observed by Gen. William ...
Cam Ranh Air BaseBarracks ... Challenger offloads supplies at Cam Rahn Bay Republic of Vietnam Aug. 16 1965. ... Photos Green Beret Hanoi Vietnam Land Of The ...
Col. James E. Simmons of the 1st Infantry Divisions 2nd Brigade gives a pat on the back to a soldier landing at Cam Ranh Bay. AP Photo/Horst Faas Seaman made the difficult decision to use all of Fort Rileys resources to ensure the 2nd Brigade destined for Vietnam was the best organization he could muster.
The Cam Ranh Bay area enjoys the twin advantages of a magnificent strip of clean beach and the convenience of being right by the main airport that serves Nha Trang once part of the US naval base. There isnt a lot happening by way of restaurants and nightlife in the area so youll either be staying in your resort or heading north to Nha ...
In 1970 the sprawling US air base at Cam Ranh Bay housed the USAFs 12th TFW and 483rd TAW as well as detachments of C130s and Navy P3 Orions. Its proximity to local villages My Ca at lower left illustrate the problems faced by air base security forces although Cam Ranh Bay itself fared much better than some other bases in this respect.
47 years after Vietnam War secret mission Green Beret to receive Medal of Honor Gary Michael Rose receives the Distinguished Service Cross from Gen. Creighton Abrams the U.S. commander in ...
The Green Beret Affair ... from South Vietnam arrived at McChord Air Force Base at 1830 in ... on Cam Ranh Bay penetrated the north perimeter ...
c130 hercules at cam ranh bay Thanks to Ray Bono for above two photos. Here we spent 23 days inprocessing and then we were transported by aircraft usually a C130 Hercules to Camp Radcliff located at An Khe the original division base camp established by the 1st Cavalry Division in the central highlands during the autumn of 1965.
Base at Cam Ranh Bay circa 1967 Central Coast of South Vietnam The Bay of Cam Ranh is one of the jewels of Vietnam. The long protective seaward peninsula and natural inner and outer harbors form what many believe to be the best and most beautiful deepwater port facility in the entire world.
Cam Ranh Bay Vietnam First Responsibility Station 1971 Leave a Comment / World / By John Gundes. Inside a war zone a battle zone that is certainly or for ...
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Number of C130 Hercules parked at the revetment area of Cam Ranh Bay Air Base in Vietnam. Missions by 463rd Air Division in support of humanitarian and combat operations in South East Asia. Revetment area at Cam Ranh Bay Air Base in Vietnam.