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Pleiku Air Base
 
Part of Republic of Vietnam Air Force (RVNAF)
Pacific Air Forces (USAF)
Pleiku Air Base South Vietnam – 1969
Pleiku AB is located in Vietnam
Pleiku AB
Pleiku AB
Location of Pleiku Air Base, Vietnam
Coordinates14°00′16″N 108°01′02″E / 14.00444°N 108.01722°E / 14.00444; 108.01722 (Pleiku AB)
TypeAir Force Base
Site information
Controlled by  Republic of Vietnam Air Force
  United States Air Force
ConditionSeized 1975 by PAVN, Now Civil Airport
Site history
Built1962
In use1962–1975
Battles/wars
Vietnam War
Garrison information
Garrison6th Air Division (RVNAF)
72d Tactical Wing (RVNAF)
633d Special Operations Wing (USAF)
Airfield information
  • IATA: none
  • ICAO: none
Summary
Elevation AMSL2,434 ft / 742 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 5,960 1,817 Asphalt
A-1E Skyraider of the 6th Special Operations Squadron at Pleiku AB

Pleiku Air Base is a former air force base in Vietnam. It was established by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force (RVNAF) in 1962 at an undeveloped airstrip, and was used by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War in the II Corps Tactical Zone of South Vietnam. It was captured by the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) in March 1975 and was abandoned for many years. Today, the facility has just redeveloped as Pleiku Airport。

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