View of the first three U.S. B-52 bombers (of a force of 15) landing at U-Tapao Airbase, Thailand on April 10, 1967. These bombers hit targets in Vietnam on their way to U-Tapao. (The entire force arrived during the period from April through July, 1967, on temporary assignment from the Strategic Air Command 4433rd Bomb Wing at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.) The B-52s are under the command of the SAC 3rd Air Division. The aircraft land with wing flaps down and deploy drag chutes to slow their ground rolls.Officers of the 4258th Strategic Wing,and Royal Thai Air Force greet the arriving aircrews. The event is recorded by photographers, along with newsmen from Japan, Thailand, United States and Philippines.
B-52D strategic bombers, converted to carry conventional munitions, in Operation Arc Light, at U-Tapao during Vietnam War. Numerous U.S. Air Force B-52D bombers of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) are parked in concrete revetments at U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. A single B-52 begins to taxi out of its parking place. As it turns toward the camera, sunlight glints off its windshield. It taxis slowly between the other parked aircraft. Scene shifts to a B-52 moving slowly along a taxiway towards the active runway, where two other B-52s are holding short. Low mountains dominate the background. Next, the taxiing B-52 continues along, behind only one other holding short of the active runway. (These three B-52s are likely leaving on a 3-aircraft Arc Light mission over Vietnam.) View of another B-52 taxiing past one parked in a revetment, while another B-52 departs on a long takeoff role along the active runway, in the background. Camera focuses on a B-52 taking off and becoming airborne.
U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson visits Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base (Korat RTAFB) in Thailand. The President's aircrfat taxis at night. A ramp marked KORAT being rolled up to the aircraft. President Johnson disembarks from the aircraft. President Johnson with U.S. Army Aide Major Hugh Robinson, Royal Thai Air Force ( RTAF ) Air Chief Marshal Dawee Chullasanaya (Thai Deputy Minister of Defense) and General William Wallace Momyer at his side as he is greeted by Royal Thai AF and United states Air Force ( USAF ) officers. President Johnson shakes hands with airmen of 388th TFW ( Tactical Fighter Wing ) and leaves in a staff car.
Major General Joseph J Nazzaro and part of his staff inspecting barracks. KC-135A's and camouflaged B-52's on flight line. Travel shot on flight line of Royal Thai Air Force UH-34 taxiing.
A board reads "WELCOME TO U-TAPAO AIRFIELD" at U-Tapao Air Force Base in Thailand. Also written in Thai. Scene of the sky. A board reads "WELCOME TO U-TAPAO RTNB DET6 6TH AERIAL PORT SQUADRON PASSENGER TERMINAL". C-5A approach and landing. A man shows a paper .
View from a cab of moving Thai truck as it carries crated bombs from ship to U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Force Base. Close view of Thai driver driving the truck. Crated Mk 82 bombs can be seen on truck. Moving Thai truck on road.