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Vung Tau Army Airfield (VTAA) was the home of two U.S. Caribou squadrons (approx. 16 planes each) from 1964 until mid 1970. The planes, designated CV-2, were originally under the control of US Army's 57th and 61st Aviation Companies. As part of an inter-service agreement they were transferred to USAF in January 1967 and redesigned C-7 and C-7A. The two squadrons at VTAA were taken over by the 535th and 536th Tactical Airlift Sqs., which were part of the 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing. In July 1970 the two squadrons were moved from VTAA to Wing headquarters at Cam Ranh Bay, closing out the major USAF presence at VTAA. Another US Army aviation outfit stationed at VTAA was the 73rd Surveillance Aircraft Company (SAC) which flew the Grumman OV-1 "Mohawk." They were housed at the north end of the field.
Courtesy of Doug Lamerson
Aircraft at Vung Tau
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Vung Tau - 2002
I made a return visit to Vung Tau. There is absolutely no trace
of the infrastructure we built at the airfield. Everything is gone except for
the tower and the old French hangars at the south end which pre-dated our
arrival and are seen in the pics of the 330 Trans Co. The airfield is now used
only for rotary wing operations to support the off-shore oil rigs. There is an 8
foot wall all the way around the perimeter and entry is prohibited. They get
ticked off if they see you attempting to take photos.
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