12th Flying Training Wing - History - Vietnam War - Phu Cat Air Base

Phu Cat Air Base

As a result of the US withdrawals from Vietnam the 37th TFW at Phu Cat AB was inactivated on 31 March 1970. The wing assets remained and were re-designated as the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing when the 12th TFW was moved without personnel or equipment to replace the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing and its units.

Its attached squadrons were:

  • 389th Tactical Fighter: 31 March 1970 – 15 October 1971 (F-4D Tail Code: HB)
  • 480th Tactical Fighter: 31 March 1970 – 17 November 1971 (F-4D Tail Code: HK)

On 8 October 1971, the 389th TFS flew its last scheduled combat sortie in Southeast Asia. On 15 October, the 389th TFS was deactivated in place and a name only transfer without equipment and personnel was made of the squadron to Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.

On 20 October 1971, the 480th TFS flew its last combat mission, which was also the last combat sortie for 12th TFW. The final mission was against portions of the Ho Chi Minh trail network in the tri-border area of South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia and consisted of four F-4Ds with 12 MK-82 LD bombs each.

With the departure of the aircraft, the 12th TFW was deactivated in place on 30 November 1971.

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