Subject: Online maps of Laos & SE Asia
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 00:30:05 -0500
I'm including links to on-line maps from a friend, Jim Henthorn. He served at NKP 11/67 - 5/69 in the 21st Helicopter Squadron. I've included several links from his website. The last link is to the area around the Bird's Head on Route 7 where Jim's plane crashed. On that map, find Rte 7 and the Lao/NV border in the lower right region. Rte 7 is marked with a highway sign and is colored in red starting at the border. Trace Rte 7 west the distance to Lima Site 3 (LS03). Trace that same distance west again, this time starting at LS03. You should be a clik or two east of where Rte 7 swings N. As near as I can tell from JTF/FA reports, this is the area where Jim's plane went down. I've been promised more info from a reliable JTF/FA guy (from Las Vegas meeting) and maybe it will help pinpoint the site.
Working from memory, I believe Jim's coordinates were 103deg50'10'E 19deg30'10'N There are discrepanices in these coordinates in the various after-action reports dating from 10/27/69. Hopefully, the files coming from JTF/FA will help resolve these discrepancies. I'll let you know if anything develops.
Jim's Home Page
God bless you all.