Hensell, Ron, Capt

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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Captain
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1535B-Navigator
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1970, 1535B, 13th Air Force
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
1525Z-Navigator-Bombardier
Service Years
1965 - 1971
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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(FOB) Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Navy Base
From Month/Year
May / 1962
To Month/Year
May / 1973

Description
The civil war inside Laos and fears of it spreading into Thailand led the Thai government to allow the United States to covertly use five Thai bases beginning in 1961 for the air defence of Thailand and to fly reconnaissance flights over Laos.

Under Thailand's "gentleman's agreement" with the United States, Royal Thai Air Force Bases used by the USAF were considered Royal Thai Air Force bases and were commanded by Thai officers. Thai air police controlled access to the bases, along with USAF Security Police, who assisted them in base defence using sentry dogs, observation towers, and machine gun bunkers. All United States Air Force personnel were not fully armed. There were insufficient arms due to the nature of the mission at NKP. Often instructions were given prior to off-base activities to avoid answering questions posed by the press.

The USAF forces at Nakhon Phanom were under the command of the United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).

The APO for NKP was APO San Francisco, 96310
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1967
To Month/Year
December / 1968
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  9 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Bell, Christephor, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Colville, James, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Green, Wendel, Sgt, (1964-1968)
  • Jordan, Charles F., MSgt, (1950-1972)
  • Kugler, Donald, TSgt, (1957-1977)
  • Lowry, Stanley, Col, (1949-1984)
  • Smith, Mark, TSgt, (1970-1991)
  • Smith, Tom, SSgt, (1967-1971)
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