With the 1st SOS unable to meet basic daily SAR alert and CIA CAS fragment requirements, the USAF deployed two temporary duty squadrons of A-7s, the recently acquired USAF jet attack aircraft thought most closely suited to perform A-1 missions, to Korat RTAFB
These helicopters began airlifting the 127 Marines of the second wave from U Tapao RTAFB
The DC-3s that set a youngster on his career path have since been relocated from Don Muang RTAFB
The experiences of the aircrews in the F-105-equipped 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Korat RTAFB
illustrate how the counter/ non-counter policy affected them, their relationship with their commander, and some of the ways in which they coped.
Lucky" Palmgren, the commander, was killed in North Vietnam in the third combat loss of an F-111A on April 22, 1968, during the "Combat Lancer" deployment to Takhli RTAFB