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Tuy Hoa

Last modified: 07 Jan 2019, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Vietnam   

Latitude: 13° 2' 14" N     Longitude: 109° 19' 47" E

Area use / Military Branches: Former USAF MCV airbase

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Former Tuy Hoa airbase. Currently Dong Tac airport.
Originally planned as a Strategic Air Command B-52 base. However, security concerns of basing SAC's bombers directly in South Vietnam resulted in deployment of B-52s from neighboring Thailand. Tuy Hoa airbase was given a tactical air support mission instead.
31st Tactical Fighter Wing was deployed from Homestead AFB Florida to Tuy Hoa in 1966 with its attached sqns:
- 307 TFS (1966-1970)
- 308 TFS (1966-1970) all flying F-100 SuperSabres
- 309 TFS (1966-1970)

31st TFW http://www.f-100.org/hun012.shtml
Youtube footage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdsQmsk92Ew

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