|Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base (NKP RTAFB), Thailand was
located approximately 350 miles northeast of Bangkok. The installation was
operated continuously from the early 1960s to approximately 1976. From this
location, personnel supported several U.S. Agencies in conducting what became
known as "The Secret War". The dangerous missions, carried out in Laos,
Cambodia and Vietnam resulted in many aircraft and personnel being lost. The
installation, known simply as NKP, or Naked Fanny is gone. Today it is the airport
for the city of Nakhon, Phanom, Thailand. This website will give you a glimpse
into the Secret War, and the world of Special Operations.
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
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Richard (Rick) Law, International Counter-intelligence Specialist said.... Well Done Billy, your
book is complete, thoroughly researched, and tells the story in a coherent and artful way.
John Parker, former Air Commando and Secret War veteran said.... I have to say well-done.
Your book is the most complete work on the subject that I have seen.
Jim (Dutch) Treat, former Air Commando and Secret War veteran said.... The book, "Secret
War" is a must-read for anyone who served in Southeast Asia. Thanks for the opportunity to
experience fantastic reading.
Jim Burns, former Air Commando and webmaster for www.rotorheadsrus.us. said.... Wow!!,
this one great work and I can't tell you how much it has helped me understand, not only the
history leading up to the Secret War, but missions I was personally involved with in
1969-1970 moving troops into Landing Zones in Laos. It was a great read.
USAF Lt. Col. Johnny M. Vergis (Retired) Air Force Office of Special Investigations said... I
was very impressed with your detailed account of unlocking the secrets of the Secret War.
You have enlightened me with your discoveries and research.
Greg Wyatt, Carthage, CO. Said, "Great Book, Enjoying the hell out of it".
Doug Todd, U.S. Marines-Vietnam. I received the book today and I am more than pleased.
I want to compliment you on the extraordinarily professional job on the book. 03/19/2012
Bee Cohen (Red Jacket) Age 102
stopped by to see me. Bee was in
WW2 and her husband was a POW in
that war. Quite a lady.
Len Kaplan, former MACV-SOG, stopped
by and bought a book. Len was with
Heavy Hook in 1969-70.
It was my great pleasure to meet and get to know, Bob
Friend who was one of the Tuskegee Airmen. He was a Red
Tail Pilot. Bob is in his early 90's, but you would never know
it. He is a true gentleman. I see Bob at least once a week at
the Los Angeles AFB, CA Exchange.
Website updated on 18 Feb. 2013.
Gunner 47 said...As a former "Air Commando"... USAF Special Ops and one that did SERVE
WITH PRIDE in these operations from OUR HOME base of N.K.P. Thailand (AKA NAKED
FANNY), I can say this book is well written and goes into the most detail that has been
done,, so far. WELL DONE Billy WEBB!
Chuck said...On March 30 2012, my father passed away at the age of 81. We were able to
send him on his last mission to the sky a week later in his flight suit with the Tactical Air
Command patch on his chest. An Honor Guard comprised of fellow Vietnam vets along
with my uncles who were all pilots themselves were there and donned their flight suits as
his pall bearers to send him off. My father, like the previous reviewers, was a fellow Air
Commando who flew recon FAC missions in the early 60's with the Ravens as a Butterfly
and ended his career as a AC-47 Spooky/"Puff" Flight Engineer and Co-pilot in the Royal
Laos Air Force. He received all of his training here in the U.S. in San Antonio, TX in 1967
and was finally given his formal U.S. Military benefits in 1995 after the "Secret" was finally
out of the bag by the mid-90's.
Thank you for your service in the USAF Mr. Webb and for allowing me, a greatful son to
have a resource on the history of this secret war. This war caused my parents to make the
hard choice to leave their homeland that they had fought for and lost to come and raise
their family here in America. I grew up not learning very much from my father or uncles,
and only learned his and their full history and life of service after he passed away. I
served in the U.S. Army in an aviation unit, graduated from college, worked in the
corporate world and then served in law enforcement, I am now a Special Education and
Social Studies high school teacher. When I reach the Vietnam war unit, I always share the
total scope of this war including Laos to my students...they are never disappointed
because of my connection to this chapter in our history, both my Laotian and American
history. Again thank you for a great book Mr. Webb.
Bill V Said...This book confuses individual and limited insights with a more global picture
of US and communist deception. The implication that Lao forces 'pledged their ... sacred
honor' is misleading. Many Lao generals led from the rear and fought to protect their
wealth and petty empires - often based on the control of opium. The CIA too often
colluded in these efforts. The 2,000,000 tons of US Secret Warbombs dropped on an
unsuspecting rural nation is never explained nor is the legacy of these bombs. This book
presents a gung-ho, partial view of a war that was deliberately hidden.
Larry Clum said....Having been a participant in the Secret War, I was fascinated by the
detail of this conflict from the early 1950's to the final curtain of this strange and I
believe unique war. I knew some of the characters that played major rolls in our finally
futile attempt to save these kind, beautiful, peaceful people and the exotic, gorgeous
land they love so much. I met VP , Tony Poe. G. M Godley, Fred (Magnet Ass) Platt &
many others in my short time there......all Heros.
I left part of my heart in that country and this book by Mr. Webb is the bench mark as far
as I am concerned on how the war was conducted and how all the players interacted.
Thank you Billy Webb.
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Today I had the pleasure of meeting a truly brave and
courageous man. His name is Hoi Ba Tran.
Hoi was a Major in the Vietnam Air Force during
the war. Hoi flew combat missions is the A-1, T-22,
O-1, and other aircraft. He wrote the book pictured to
the left of his photo.He was a Fighter Pilot and FAC.
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