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at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base
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Maps of bases used by the USAF in
Thailand During the Vietnam Era

One of the most frequent requests I receive from veterans who served in Thailand is for a map of the base the veteran served at during the Vietnam era. This page has what maps I have obtained from others of the bases used by the USAF in Thailand during the Vietnam era. These maps may be of help for those who have applied for a Veterans Administration claim. For those who have filed a VA claim, or are appealing a VA claim denial, I recommend you visit the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing Batcat Veterans Benefit page which has considerable information to help veterans file claims. Some of the Korat RTAFB maps on this page are duplicated on the Batcat Veterans Benefit page.

Page added 08/04/16, Last updated 09/22/16.


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Webmaster Request - if you have a map of a Thailand base used by the USAF during the Vietnam era you are willing to share, please pass it along to me. I will add the map to this area of my Batcat Veterans Benefit Map page for the assistance of others. You can contact me via email at westin@westin553.net. You can include your map as an attachment with the eamil. Thank you for your assistance, it can be a big help to others - Larry Westin.

Quick Links Menu - Maps of bases used by the USAF in Thailand during the Vietnam era
Maps of Korat RTAFB - Camp Friendship
Maps of Nakhon Panom RTAFB
Maps of Takhli RTAFB
Maps of Ubon RTAFB
Maps of Udorn RTAFB
Maps of U-Tapao RTAFB


Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB) & Camp Friendship Maps

Official Department of the Air Force Map Korat RTAFB, dated 1 January 1973. File in PNG (Portable Network Graphics) format, about 2.6 meg in size. This is the highest resolution map I have of Korat RTAFB. This is an image of an official Department of the Air Force map of Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base dated 1/1/1973. My thanks to Bob Freitag for this high resolution map showing the full base. Added 04/27/11.

Brett Watterson sent me this map of Korat RTAFB which he highlighted the full perimeter. Map gives a good overview of Korat RTAFB, and if you had duty at places other than what I marked on the detailed map above, this map can help. File is about 2.3 Meg, in JPG format. This is an image of an official Department of the Air Force map of Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base dated 1/1/1973. Added 06/05/11.

Official Department of the Air Force Map Korat RTAFB Showing the perimeter and the herbicide/Agent Orange Drift Zone. Red line shows the Korat RTAFB base perimeter, while the blue line shows the full 500 meter herbicide/Agent Orange drift zone as defined in U.S. Army Field Manual 3-3, Tactical Employment of Herbicides. This is the highest resolution map I have of Korat RTAFB showing both the full base perimeter, and the full herbicide/Agent Orange drift zone. File is in JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format, about 883K in size. My thanks to Michael Weldon and Bob Freitag for this map showing the full herbicide drift zone. Added 04/01/12.

Data Block for the Official Department of the Air Force Map Korat RTAFB above. This image of the map data block which shows it was from the Department of the Air Force, dated 1 January 1973, so that it shows Korat RTAFB during the Vietnam era. Added 09/12/16.

RECOMMENDATION - download the three above map files to a thumb drive, take the files to a blue print company, have that company print the files on large size paper, at least 17 x 22 inch in size. Yes you can print these files on your personal printer, however the larger size that a blue print company is capable of printing will make the building numbers and other base areas and information much easier to read.

Official Department of the Air Force Map Korat RTAFB detailing areas of the base near the perimeter. File in PDF (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format) format, about 2.2 meg in size. This document uses high resolution sections of the Department of the Air Force full Korat RTAFB map to show specific areas of the base in relation to hebicide/Agent Orange spraying. Added 05/23/11, last updated 08/23/15.

Map of the Korat RTAFB Cantonment Areas dated 1968. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 670K in size. My thanks to Lynn Gates for this map. Added 06/04/07. This is a second Map of the Korat RTAFB Cantonment Areas. My thanks to Dave Rindone for this map. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 962K in size. Added 06/19/14. Some veterans who filed a VA claim have been asked by the Veterans Administration for building numbers they either worked in or lived in. Since few of us, this webmaster included, paid much attention to recording building numbers, these maps are what are available today to identify building numbers at Korat RTAFB.

Map showing the location of Camp Friendship. File in JPG format, about 287K in size. This document uses the official Department of the Air Force full Korat RTAFB map with an aerial image of Camp Friendship shown in its position to Korat RTAFB. Added 09/22/16.

Map showing the Cantonment area of Camp Friendship. File in JPG format, about 79K in size. Added 09/22/16.

Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB) Maps

Map of the Flight Line at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, map dated 1968. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 117K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency for this map. Added 08/04/16.

Map of the Flight Line, perimeter including the Herbicide/Agent Orange Drift Zone, map dated 1968. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 106K in size. Red line shows the Nakhon Pahnom RTAFB base perimeter, while the blue line shows the full 500 meter herbicide/Agent Orange drift zone as defined in U.S. Army Field Manual 3-3, Tactical Employment of Herbicides. Added 08/04/16.

Map of the Munitions Storage area at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, map dated 1968. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 246K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/04/16.

Map of the Cantonment area at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, map dated 1968. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 1.1 meg in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/04/16. Some veterans who filed a VA claim have been asked by the Veterans Administration for building numbers they either worked in or lived in. Since few of us, this webmaster included, paid much attention to recording building numbers, this map is what is available today to identify building numbers at Kakhon Pahom RTAFB.


Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB) Maps

No Maps of Takhli RTAFB available at this time.


Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB) Maps

Map of Ubon RTAFB, map dated 1965. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 719K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/04/16.

Map of the Flight Line at Ubon RTAFB, map dated 1966. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 203K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/04/16.

Map of the Full Base at Ubon RTAFB, map dated 1967. File is in JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format, about 1.6 meg in size. NOTE this map appears to be a copy of a blue print, it is difficult to read on my PC. Suggest you try printing this file on your home PC. If the quality isn't adequate, then I recommend you download this file to a thumb drive and take it to a blue print company. Hopefully they can enhance the image. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency for this map. Added 08/04/16.

Map of the Full base at Ubon RTAFB, map dated 1968. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 884K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/04/16.

Map of the Cantonment area at Ubon RTAFB, 1968. JPG format, about 151K in size. My thanks to the Dennis Farrington via Sharon Wall for this map. Added 09/12/16.

Map of the Munitions Storage area at Ubon RTAFB, map dated 1968. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 501K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/04/16.

Map of the Cantonment area at Ubon RTAFB, map dated 1972. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 467K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/04/16. Some veterans who filed a VA claim have been asked by the Veterans Administration for building numbers they either worked in or lived in. Since few of us, this webmaster included, paid much attention to recording building numbers, this map is what is available today to identify building numbers at Kakhon Pahom RTAFB.



Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB) Maps

Map of Udorn RTAFB Cantonement Area, map dated February 1969. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 290K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/05/16.

Map of Udorn RTAFB Security Facities, map dated September 1969. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 146K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/05/16.

Map of Udorn RTAFB Operations Area, map dated September 1969. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 286K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/05/16.

Map of Udorn RTAFB Cantonemt Area, map dated September 1969. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 291K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/05/16.

Map of Udorn RTAFB Cantonemt Area, map dated November 1969. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 291K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/05/16.

Map of Udorn RTAFB Operational Area, map dated January 1970. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 289K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/05/16.

Map of the Sapper Attack on Udorn RTAFB, map dated October 30, 1972. JPG image format, about 1.8 meg in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/05/16. IMPORTANT - the reason the USAF directed that herbicide/Agent Orange be used for vegetation control was to do as much as practical to limit, and hopefully stop, insurgents from injuring or killing USAF personnel, and to prevent damage to USAF assets. Udorn was one of the bases which insurgents were able to infiltrate and inflict damage. As this attack demonstrates the threat was real.

Map of the base entrance to Udorn RTAFB, map dated January 1974. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 268K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/05/16.

Map of Udorn RTAFB Cantonemt Area, map dated January 1974. Adobe Acrobat PDF format, about 325K in size. My thanks to the Air Force Historical Research Agency via Bob McKemie for this map. Added 08/05/16.



U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB) Maps

Map of U-Tapao RTAFB, which shows almost all of U-Tapao RTAFB. My thanks to Bill Mach for this map. Added 09/12/16.

Map of U-Tapao RTAFB with annotations. This the same map as that above which some annotations about U-Tapao RTAFB. My thanks to Bill Mach for this map.Added 09/12/16.

Map of the U-Tapao RTAFB Cantonment Area. This shows some of the buildings and other areas at U-Tapao RTAFB. My thanks to Robert Anderson for this map.Added 09/12/16.




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