What Happened on 28 January 1945 in Sakon Nakhon,Thailand?

mapWe  meaning Larry at Khon Kaen Retirement and I the Free Thai Seri Thai Movement and places and events of the Second World War in Northeast Thailand for some time now. Finding any evidence of any real action has all been a dead in. We have, to date, found no evidence of any Sei Thai contact with the Japanese at that time. I have already posted Free Thai in Northeast Thailand? and the incorrect information posted.
The video shown here was found at the Phu Phan Museum in Sakon Nakhon and raises more questions than it answers. Why would they light a marking fire if not to guide a parachute drop? So why a mysterious plane? Anyhow the plane made the drop to include tires? Tires for what they had no vehicles? Anyhow other than at the Phu Phan Museum there is no mention of this event anywhere I have found, to include at the Exhibit near the Cave site.

I believe the drop site was at the present location of Lat Kra Cher. At that time it would not have been a reservoir, but probably a small pond, at least a clear flat area. It is a couple of kilometers from the cave, an gradual slightly uphill walk over sparsely wooded rock. But sill no information about what was done with the equipment.
Based on what I have read the was a Japanese encampment in Sakon Nakhon, near or at the present site of  Phra That Narai Cheng Weng.
This location makes sense as it is rather strategically placed to move toward Nakhon Phanom or Mukdahan. or up into the Phu Phan. But no eveidence of the equipment ever being used.
What of the airstrip at Nam Phung? It gets no mention in Seri Thai-lor or anyplace else. Was ir a japanese strip in the mountains? Who Knows? What about the other air strip in Nakhon Phanom that I have recently learned about? It is said to date back to WWII.
I will continue to search and update posts and maps as more, if any formation is found

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