Phu Mu,Loeng Nok Tha,Mukdahan,Thailand and some VietNam era History and More

phu muBoth Phu Mu in Mukdahan and Loeng Nok Tha Airstrip i Yasothon, Thailand played a role during the Viet Nam War and while only remnants exist on Phu Mu the airstrip outside Loeng Nok Tha is still in use. I read what is available on the internet about OPERATION CROWN. And I found some recently updated information about Phu Mu- Leong Nok Tha online as well.
It is an interesting set of stories in itself and of course I had to go visit the sites myself. Looking at the photos from the 90s not much has changed on Phu Mu. The road is passable and potholed, it is probably the same road that the western engineers laid. Some nice views from the top. It is a narrow ridge so everything is sort of right there. For some reason I messed the swimming pool and could not find a Budweiser anywhere, but worth the trip
for a look see.
Loeng Nok Tha Airstrip, on the otherhand is still in use by the Thai Millinery. The airstrip is actually just outside Khonk Samran village20130122_103903 south of Loeng Nok Tha, on the east side of the 212.
I drove runway 03 and it is a big bugger, but could find no sign of runway 21. I kind of sped up my visit as the Thai Millinery was on site and I did not want to wake anyone up.
This story is also of interest to those interested in general aviation and Nok Air in Thailand.

 

 

 

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