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Tan Son Nhut Air Base
  
Part of Republic of Vietnam Air Force (RVNAF)
Pacific Air Forces (USAF)
Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF)
Tan Son Nhut Air Base – June 1968
Tan Son Nhut Air Base is located in Vietnam
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Coordinates10°49′08″N 106°39′07″E / 10.81889°N 106.65194°E / 10.81889; 106.65194 (Tan Son Nhut AB)
TypeAir Force Base
Site information
ConditionJoint Civil/Military Airport
Site history
Built1955
In use1955–present
Battles/wars
Vietnam War
Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • IATA: SGN
  • ICAO: VVTS
Summary
Elevation AMSL10 m / 33 ft
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07L/25R 3,048 10,000 Concrete
07R/25L 3,800 12,468 Concrete

Tan Son Nhut Air Base (Vietnamese: Căn cứ không quân Tân Sơn Nhứt) (1955–1975) was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force (RVNAF) facility. It was located near the city of Saigon in southern Vietnam. The United States used it as a major base during the Vietnam War (1959–1975), stationing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine units there. Following the Fall of Saigon, it was taken over as a Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) facility and remains in use today.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport, (IATA: SGN, ICAO: VVTS) has been a major Vietnamese civil airport since the 1920s.

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport

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Operation Frequent Wind

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: 14  On 28 April, Tan Son Nhut Air Base (next to the airport) came under artillery fire and attack from Vietnamese People's Air Force aircraft. The...

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South Vietnam Air Force

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at Bien Hoa Air Base with 25 F8F Bearcats.: 50  In June 1956, the 2nd Transport Squadron equipped with C-47s was established at Tan Son Nhut AB and the...

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377th Air Base Wing

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Fall of Saigon

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fixed-wing aircraft to leave Tan Son Nhat.: 79  At dawn on 29 April the RVNAF began to haphazardly depart Tan Son Nhut Air Base as A-37s, F-5s, C-7s, C-119s...

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81st Airborne Commando Battalion

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group were defending Tan Son Nhut Air Base. The 3rd Task Force, 81st Ranger Group commanded by Major Pham Chau Tai defended Tan Son Nhut and they were joined...

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1968 in the Vietnam War

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: 152  19 February A VC rocket attack on Tan Son Nhut Air Base hit the civilian air terminal at Tan Son Nhut Airport killing one person and six further...

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Tet offensive attack on Joint General Staff Compound

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the early hours of 31 January 1968. The JGS was located east of Tan Son Nhut Air Base. The attack by Vietcong (VC) forces was one of several major attacks...

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squadrons were the 1369th Photo Sq. at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA and the 600th Photo Sq, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon, South Vietnam. The Detachments and...

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1966 in the Vietnam War

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machines and a small television studio aloft. The C-121 took off from Tan Son Nhut Air Base, climbed to 10,500 feet (3,200 m), then flew in a slow oval pattern...

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Operation Popeye

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C-130 Hercules aircraft and two F-4C Phantom aircraft based at Udon Thani Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand flew two sorties per day. The aircraft were...

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Operation Lam Son 719

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had won.: 82  A Direct Air Support Control Center (DASC), DASC Victor was established on 31 January at Quảng Trị Combat Base becoming operational on...

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38th Rescue Squadron

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adjacent waters from 1981 to 1995. The 38th Air Rescue Squadron was activated on 30 June 1965 at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam, and organized the next...

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Operation Menu

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courier plane would arrive from SAC's Advanced Echelon Office at Tan Son Nhut Air Base near Saigon. Knight was given a revised list of target coordinates...

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Operation Babylift

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attacks by North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong military units on Tan Son Nhut Air Base rendered airplane flights impossible. Over 2,500 children were relocated...

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Operation New Life

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Defense was a member. Airlifts from Saigon's Tan Son Nhut Air Base unloaded at Andersen Air Force Base. Passengers were escorted to Tent City, where...

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