T-28D-10 0-53649 escaped to Thailand when Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge forces in 1975 and was presented to the Philippine Air Force in 1976 and given serial 153649.

Anonymus

Battambang (VDBG)

RWY 07/25     POS 13°05'44"N 103°13'28"E     ELEV 59 ft

School Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Royal Flying School

Escadron d'Entrainement Avancée
Aug 1970 - 17 April 1975 MS 733 (->71)
BT-6
Yak 18
Gardan GY-80
CM.170R
C-47 (Jan72->)
T-28B
T-41D
T-37B
renamed Air Force of the Khmer Liberation Army
Phnom Penh (VDPP)

RWY 05/23     POS 11°32'48"N 104°50'39"E     ELEV 40 ft

Group Group/Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Groupement Aérien Tactique

1ér Groupe d'Observation et d'Accompagnement au Combate
18 Mar 1970 - 1972 L-19A
O-1D (Feb71->)
U-1A (Jul71->)
re-organised


Groupe d'Intervention
MiG 17F (->71)
AD-4N (64-70?)
T-28D


Groupe d'liaison et Transporte
Ce 180
C-54B
C-47
AC-47D (Jun71->)
EC-47D (71->)
IL-14 (63-?)
L-20 Beaver
UTVA 60AT1
MD 315R (17Feb64-?)
An 2 (->71)
Y-5 (->71)


Groupe d'Hélicoptèrse
Mi 4
H-19
H-34
SE 3130
SA 316B (?->)
UH-1 (Sep70->)


1ér Escadron de Combate
1972 - 17 Apr 1975 T-28D renamed Air Force of the Khmer Liberation Army


1ér Escadron de Transport
C-47
AC-47D
EC-47
C-123K (May73->)


Escadron d'Observation et d'Accompagnement au Combate
L-19A/O-1D
U-17
U-1A


Escadron d'Hélicoptèrse
UH-1D/G/H
H-34
SE 3130 Alouette II
SA 316B


Mini-gunship Squadron
AU-24A (Jan72->)
The old name for this airbase is Pochentong airbase.

C-47B 0-49433 seen at Tan Son Nhut, South Vietnam in March 1971. This particular Dakota was destroyed by hostile fire in October 73, when landing at Pochentong Air Base.

Sterling Bradley

Helio AU-24A Stallion 21331 in May 1973.

Jake Wehrell

Udon Thani (VTUD)

RWY 30/12     POS 17°23'"N 102°47'"E     ELEV 584 ft

Force Unit Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Khmer Air Force

Waterpump
1973 ? - 1974 ? C-123K ended


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T-28D
The 'Waterpump' training programme was set up by the US to train Cambodian pilots.

C-123K 55-4554 taxiies out at Bangkok/Don Muang in April 1974.

collection Dick Lohuis

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