Base camps on Google Earth

History of the Vietnam War 101
Forum rules
Keep it clean!

Base camps on Google Earth

Postby Radar » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:30 pm

Any of you tried finding your old stomping grounds on Google Earth? I've been able to find the 2 base camps we resupplied from in III Corps. One was Cu Chi and the other was Tay Ninh. The borders of the camps and many of the interior roads are still clearly visible, as well as the airstrips. I also used Google Earths flight simulator feature (CTRL-ALT-A) and virtually flew from one base camp to the other. I recognized the Song Vam Co Dong River and Go Dau Ha along the way. We were at Go Dau Ha twice. I never dreamed I would one day be able to see such images.

-dave
Radar
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:25 pm

Re: Base camps on Google Earth

Postby bill.mcbride » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:24 pm

yes, i used it to find my patrol route in the ashau, 2 aug 67. i went back and visited in 2006. got close, but was unable to get to the exact spot with my gov't "minder"

great resource.

bill
bill.mcbride
 

Re: Base camps on Google Earth

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:48 am

Yes! Google's flight simulator is great except for one
problem I kept having... Whenever I pulled the trigger
on my fighter handle nothing happened!!!!


Last bumped by Anonymous on Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:48 am.
Rob
 


Return to History of the Vietnam War 101

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron