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Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base
Category Statistic
Location. Thailand.
Opened in. 1955.
Closed in. Still open.
Operated by. The Royal Thai Air Force (1955-1964), America's Pacific Air Forces (1964-1976) and finally the Royal Thai Air Force (1976-Present).
Owned by. Royal Thai Air Force.
Outside link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korat_Royal_Thai_Air_Force_Base.
Korat RTAFB aerial view 1987

Aerial view of Korat Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand, during exercise "Cobra Gold '87".

3d Tactical Fighter Squadron A-7Ds in Flight

3d Tactical Fighter Squadron A-7D Corsair II 70-0983 and 71-0311 in flight.

It was involved in the wars in French Indochina. and was obsessive involved in the Vietnam War. With the end of active combat in Indochina on 15 August 1973, the USAF began drawing down its Thailand-based units and closing its bases.

After the departure of the 388th TFW, the USAF retained a small flight of security police at Korat to insure base security and to deter theft of equipment until the final return of the base to the Thai government.

The USAF officially turned Korat over to the Royal Thai Government on 26 February 1976.

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