Fueling a Phantom jet at Cam Ranh Bay, 1966
Published: October 5, 2012
Wallace Beene ©Stars and Stripes
Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam, February, 1966: Two airmen fuel an F-4C Phantom jet at the Cam Ranh Bay airstrip. To solve the problem of how to get fuel to the planes during construction at the base, a six-inch pipeline was built from a tanker anchored in the bay to the airstrip. The pipeline reportedly could move 30,000 gallons per hour.
Stars and Stripes' 1966 story about the fuel pipeline.