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    Bangkok  Thailand

Location
Lat 13° 45' 14N Long 100° 30' 5E  Bangkok borders the Chao Phraya River in the Central Region of Thailand. Bangkok is the national capital and largest city in Thailand and is considered a special administrative area. Also known as Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon in the Thai language or simply "Krung Thep". To the south is the mouth of the Menam River.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, occupied by the Japanese that utilized the city's rail road infrastructure. Between late 1942 until early 1945 attacked by Allied aircraft.

American missions against Bankok
December 26, 1942 - February 7, 1945

Royal Thai Air Force Museum
Has a collection of historic aircraft, including the only existing Japanese Tachikawa trainer, along with a Spitfire and several Nieuports and Breguets.

Don Muang (Don Maung, Bangkok Airport)
Prewar airfield, occupied by Japanese, RAF postwar

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Last Updated
April 18, 2019

 

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