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Bien Hoa

Last modified: 09 Jan 2019, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Vietnam   

Latitude: 10° 58' 23" N     Longitude: 106° 49' 11" E

Area use / Military Branches: Former Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines base

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Former Bien Hoa airbase. During the Vietnam war (19601975) used by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force Force (VNAF).
US MACV used it as a major base from 1961 - 1973, stationing US Army, USAF, USN and USMC units; after 1973 VNAF took over all ops from here.
The base was captured by N-Vietnamese army in april 1975 and is currently an active Vietnamese airbase.

US units stationed here:
- 509th FIS (Delta Daggers) 1962-1969
- 34th Tactical Grp 1963
- 6251st Tac Ftr Wing operating 3 F-100 (Super Sabre) Sqns 1965-1967
- 19th Tac Air Suppt Sq operating OV-10s
- 8th and 13th Bombardment Sqns operating B-57 Canberras http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/10/Martin_B-57B_bombers_at_Bien_Hoa_AB_South_Vietnam_August_1964.jpg
- 3rd Tac Ftr Wing (1965-1972) with 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron,1966 - 1970; 307th TFS 1965; 308th TFS 1965 1966; 416th TFS1965 - 1967; 429th TFS 1965; 510th TFS 1965 1969 and 531st TFS 1965 1970 all operating F-100 SupSab's
- 1st Air Commando Sq 1965 1966
- 8th Attack Sq (later redesignated 8th Special Operations Sq), 1969 - 1970
- 10th Fighter Sq (Commando), 1966 - 1967
- 90th Attack Sq 1967 - 1968 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/90th_Attack_Squadron_-_Squadron_Photo_-_Bien_Hoa_Air_Base_RVN_July_1967.jpg
- 602nd Air Commando Sq, 1965 - 1966
- 604th Air Commando Sq 1967 - 1970 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/A-37a-67-14510-604acs-BienHoa-1968.jpg

Imprssions from the past:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR-dWZ6Aqc0
1966. Super Sabres and Delta Daggers http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/15631215.jpg
1967. AH-1 Skyraider USMC http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/19039349.jpg

And from the present:
Su-27 UB's takeoff http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/16401161.jpg
Su-27 Bien Hoa 1996 http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/38077892.jpg

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