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Ses
07-13-2012, 02:05 AM
I'm looking for a civilian (commercial) aircraft that was used to take troops to Viet Nam from Alaska. Landed frequently in Camh Ranh Bay and was able to carry at least 40 passengers.

Flight attendants were not unusual on these flights either. Specifically, I need to know what the bathroom looked like--size, dimension...

I believe the main civilian contractor, by the way, was World Airways. I think they used Boeing 707s....not sure.

Trebor1415
07-13-2012, 08:10 AM
Here's an aviation message board that discusses this topic. It looks like 707's and DC-8's were used. Looks like a good discussion here:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/4905342/

MaryMumsy
07-13-2012, 08:32 AM
In 1963 we were on a World Airways charter from Travis AFB to Tachikawa AFB by way of Elmendorf AFB in Alaska. It was a typical commercial airliner. In 1965 we were on another one from Tachikawa to Travis by way of Honolulu. My recollection is that they were configured just like any commercial flight. I don't remember those specific bathrooms, but on any airliner I have ever been on they are small. Small. I'm thinking maybe 4'X4'.

MM

blacbird
07-13-2012, 09:07 AM
I'm looking for a civilian (commercial) aircraft that was used to take troops to Viet Nam from Alaska. Landed frequently in Camh Ranh Bay and was able to carry at least 40 passengers.

I was flown on July 4, 1969, from Ft. Lewis, Washington to Cam Ranh Bay in a chartered commercial airliner, which may have been a 707 (I don't remember the specific plane). It was filled with Army troops just like me. Standard passenger plane.

caw

Ses
07-13-2012, 11:21 PM
Thank you everyone for your help on this. I'm also trying to verify whether the flight crew on these flights were allowed to come off the plane in Camh Ranh Bay.

Did the air base have a chaplain? I would think so. But I can't seem to really find any information on that...

The flight thread link, btw, was excellent.