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Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base.
Category. Statistic.
Location. Thailand.
Opened in. 1955.
Closed in. Open.
Operated by. The Royal Thai Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) and the Royal Thai Air Force only after 1973.
Owned by. Royal Thai Air Force.
Outside link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubon_Royal_Thai_Air_Force_Base.


It was involved in the wars in French Indochina. and was heavily involved tin the Vietnam War. With the Paris Peace Accord of 1973 ending the war in Vietnam, the need for large numbers of USAF aircraft in Thailand was reduced. The wing continued combat in Laos until 22 February 1973, and in Cambodia until 15 August 1973. F–4 augmentation forces were released in September 1973.

In mid-1974 the wing began to lose personnel, aircraft, and units. The last scheduled F–4 training flight occurred on 16 July 1974, and on 16 September the wing and most of its components moved without personnel or equipment to Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, where the wing absorbed resources of the 3d TFW that had moved without personnel or equipment to the Philippines

On 16 September 1974 the USAF forces at Ubon were inactivated and the facility turned over to the Thai government.

Since the end of the Cold War only the Royal Thai Air Force use it.

See also[]

  1. Noteworthy Air bases