I was looking for some pictures from Korat taken of bar girls during the Vietnam war, they all had funny hair cuts then, anyway came across this site by Bob Freitag some of you might like.
Korat RTAFB is located 5 miles south of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand (also known as Korat City). During the Vietnam War, the base served as home to many permanent and transient Air Force squadrons, as well as many other military and civilian forces. Primarily headquarters for the 3rd Helicopter Wing of the Royal Thai Air Force, the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, and 553rd Reconnaissance Wing were chief among other commands that spent time stationed at Korat during the war. The 388th TFW was re-activated 14 March, 1966. It opened for business in April at Korat, taking over the complete assets of the 6234th TFW, which had been at Korat for a year. The 34th TFS and the 469th TFS were the mainstay squadrons for the Wing. The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was the platform of choice for the first few years, until the F4-E Phantom II aircraft arrived in Korat from the 33rd TFW, Eglin AFB, Florida in 1969. F-105G 2-seater Wild Weasel aircraft flew SAM suppression missions as their main focus for a number of years, staffed by a number of different Wings and Squadrons, such as 6010th WWS, 17th WWS, and Detachment A of the 561st TFS. Different tail codes marked these a/c over a short period of time: WW, ZB, MD, and JB. Other units and aircraft types contributed to the mission effort out of Korat, and I hope to be able to account for all of the Air Force units that were "assigned" or deployed to Korat, either directly or indirectly. I acknowledge that the US Army also had a sizable force at Camp Friendship, and in fact provided the initial "home" for the early USAF arrivals in 1964/65. Plus the early base construction was carried out by the USA. As time and info permits in the future, I hope to document their involvement also.http://www.frontiernet.net/~freitag/Korat/korat-main/Korat_Mainpage.html