I flew 223 hours/20 missions in 42 days on this and other EC121D aircraft out of Korat RTAFB, Thailand which were configured for the first-ever RIVET GYM special intelligence/radar interoperability missions in northern Laos and upper Tonkin Gulf. Our goal: kill MiGs and keep US aircraft out of China. The Gulf missions often required a 20 hour flying day. We flew from Korat over Xepon, Laos over Da nang and headed north to our orbit over the Gulf SE of Haiphong. Then returned to DaNang, to have lunch and refuel. Temps inside the aircraft on the tarmac rose to about 140 degrees F, and were about zero degrees at orbit altitude. After refueling we returned to station off Haiphong for the Alpha Night Strike, then returned to Korat via way points at Da Nang and Xepon and Ubon. The Laos missions were much shorter duration. All in all it was very successfull mission, as can be seen in later applications in the E-3A AWACS systems which followed. We took very intense AAA around Xepon, and were chased out of Laos by MiGs on one occasion making it to the Mekong "fence" before they got to us. - My main job was Senior Director, Combat Crew Charlie, at the TACC-North Sector, 7 NM northeast of Da Nang AB atop Monkey Mountain. That was the Battle Staff for Rolling Thunder, Barrel Roll air ops in North Vietnam and Laos. 1 June 1967 - 1 June 1968 Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Willi Pete
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PHOTO OF PLEIKU AB LOOKING NORTH. 330th RRC APPEARS IN UPPER LEFT AREA.
Dear MCB9Mac, The location on the map is right (Gia Vuc Airfield) but the name of the picture is wrong, the name should be "Gia Vuc Airfield"
- According to your video i've recognized you were building the Minh Long Airfield not Gia Vuc Airfield. But the Picture on this page with title "Minh Long Airfield - Quảng Ngãi 1960's" ...The picture should be renamed "Gia Vuc Airfield"
...ÔI NHỚ CÁI NHÀ HÀNG - KHÁCH SẠN NỔI QUÁ , NÉT ĐẸP 1 THỜI ...
...Đại lộ - Thống Nhất ( Ngày Xửa Ngày Xưa ), Đại lộ - Lê Duẩn ( Ngày Nảy Ngày Nay )...:))
Đây không biết có phải là cầu Hùng Vương bây giờ không. Xưa là cầu Đài chiên sỹ.
Hình như đây là Ngã tư "Quốc tế". Đinh Bộ Lĩnh-Trịnh Hoài Đức
We use to come here to eat lunch when we could from Quang Tri Combat Base. The food was excellent and I think it was air conditioned.
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