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1945 - 1975

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The topic "Southeast Asia" deals primarily with the Vietnam War which had far-reaching effects on the surrounding countries. The Vietnam War from 1955 to 1975 was a proxy war and a continuation of the Indochina war from 1946 - 1954. From 1964 onwards the fighting was also in Laos and from 1970 on Cambodia.
WINGS-AVIATION is limited to Air Force units and aircraft used in the Indochina and Vietnam War.

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Geschichte der Südvietnamesischen Luftwaffe

 

The VNAF (South Vietnam Air Force), was the Republic of Vietnam Air Force, the aerial branch of the Republic of Vietnam Military Forces from 1955 to 1975.
The VNAF began with a few hand-picked men chosen to fly alongside French pilots during the State of Vietnam era. It eventually grew into the world's sixth largest air force at the height of its power, in 1974. It is an often neglected chapter of the history of the Vietnam War as they operated in the shadow of the U. S. Air Force. It was dissolved in 1975 after the Fall of Saigon; many of its members emigrated to the United States.

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Geschichte der Königlich Laotischen Luftwaffe

 

The original Lao military aviation establishment was the 'Laotian Aviation' (French: Aviation laotiènne), established by the French on 28 January 1955 as a small aerial observation and transport arm of the then National Lao Army (ANL). As the French withdrew from Indochina, the Lao Aviation was supported by American aid. With the addition of offensive capabilities, it morphed into the Royal Lao Air Force (RLAF).

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Geschichte der Kambodschanischen Luftwaffe

 

The Khmer Air Force (French: Armée de l'air khmère; AAK), was the air force component of the Khmer National Armed Forces (FANK), the official military of the Khmer Republic during the Cambodian Civil War between 1970 and 1975.

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Geschichte der Air America

 

Die US Regierung unterhielt in Südostasien eine eigene Airline die sich "Air America" nannte. Zur Tarnung wurden sogar normale Linienflüge gemacht, doch der grösste Teil der Flüge waren militärischer Natur und dienten der Unterstützung der U.S. freundlichen Kräfte in Laos und Vietnam. Die Air America verwendete eine Vielzahl von Maschinen, die genaue Anzahl der Maschinen wusste die CIA, die diese Airline betrieb, vermutlich selbst nicht. Es ist daher nur eine Versuch etwas Licht in das Dunkel der Geschichte um die Air America zu bringen.

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Tonkin Golf Yacht Club (US Navy in Vietnam)

 

Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club was a tongue-in-cheek nickname for the United States Seventh Fleet during the Vietnam War. All through the war in Vietnam, the Seventh Fleet engaged in combat operations against enemy forces through attack carrier air strikes, naval gunfire support, amphibious operations, patrol and reconnaissance operations and mine warfare.

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USAF in Thailand

 

The United States Air Force deployed combat aircraft to Thailand from 1961 to 1975 during the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, about 80% of all USAF air strikes over North Vietnam originated from air bases in Thailand. At its peak in 1969 more airmen were serving in Thailand than were serving in South Vietnam.
Under Thailand's "gentleman's agreement" with the U.S., the bases were considered Royal Thai Air Force bases and were commanded by Thai officers. Thai air police controlled access to the bases; U.S. air police who helped them did carry weapons. Command of the American units, however, remained with U.S. wing commanders and their Seventh Air Force/Thirteenth Air Force headquarters.

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Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

 

U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) was a joint-service command of the United States Department of Defense.
MACV was created on 8 February 1962, in response to the increase in United States military assistance to South Vietnam. MACV was first implemented to assist the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) Vietnam, controlling every advisory and assistance effort in Vietnam, but was reorganized on 15 May 1964 and absorbed MAAG Vietnam to its command when combat unit deployment became too large for advisory group control. MACV was disestablished on 29 March 1973.

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