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Ban Me Thuot East Airfield
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Buôn Ma Thuột, Đắk Lắk Province in Vietnam
AH-1 Cobras in revetments, 6 November 1968
Ban Me Thuot East Airfield is located in Vietnam
Ban Me Thuot East Airfield
Ban Me Thuot East Airfield
Shown within Vietnam
Coordinates12°39′57″N 108°07′04″E / 12.66583°N 108.11778°E / 12.66583; 108.11778
Site information
OperatorRepublic of Vietnam Air Force (RVNAF)
Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN)
Pacific Air Forces (USAF)
United States Army
Site history
Built1961 (1961)
In use1961-
Battles/wars
Vietnam War
Battle of Ban Me Thuot
Airfield information
Elevation1,759 feet (536 m) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
09/27 5,900 feet (1,798 m) Asphalt

Ban Me Thuot East Airfield (also known as Ban Me Thuot FSB, Camp Torres, FSB Aquarius, Hoa Binh Airfield, LZ Ban Me Thuot and Phung Duc Airfield) was a military and civilian airfield and army base located approximately 8 km southeast of Buôn Ma Thuột.[1]

  1. ^ Kelley, Michael (2002). Where we were in Vietnam. Hellgate Press. p. 34. ISBN 978-1555716257.

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