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The American Forces Thailand Network (AFTN),  military radio and television, provided music, news and entertainment to the American Fighting Man and Woman in Thailand for more than ten years during the Vietnam War.

This web site is dedicated to the nine broadcasters and engineers who gave their lives 50 years ago when a battle damaged RF-4C Phantom Recon Jet crashed into the Udorn AFTN station on April 10, l970. 

This is an unofficial web site.

AFTN Webmaster is Bob Wertz , then A1C USAF,  AFTN Radio/TV Udorn, 71-72.    Email comments, etc. to  BobWertz  in Baton Rouge, LA.  Bob is back on the air part time at WHYR(LP) -FM, Baton Rouge.  

AFTN Web Templates design & photo albums compiled/edited by the late Norm Corley, then Sgt. USAF,  AFTN Radio/TV NKP 72-73.  Norm had retired and was living in Argyroupoli, Greece.

AFTN Air Chex edited & remastered by Dick Storck, then Sgt. USAF, AFTN Radio/TV  Udorn/Korat 68-69.  Dick is still broadcasting at WCPE, Raleigh, NC.

 Since January 19, 2003, there have been

Home page audio montage [mp3;wav;ogg]Sgt. Phil Favreau, AFTN News, Fall, l972, original Charlie Tuna AFRTS program and AFTN jingle . Last updated on   5 / 27 / 2024


Communication & Signal Sites in Thailand [1/24/2024] (click here)

(How AFTN transmitted around Thailand & Laos)

Location of AFTN   U-Tapao station on the base at U-Tapao RTNB

[added 7/13/20] Click here

AFTN Memorial Documentary - The Udorn Nine

Production by Chuck Stewart (AFTN Ubon 1969)

You Tube Link:

AFTN Udorn Plane Crash - April 10, 1970

These nine broadcasters lost their lives that day

AFTN Udorn broadcasters who died on April 10, 1970

Still Photos from the 16mm Color Film/Crash   (Click here for Photo Gallery)

Official AFTN Crash Photos:  (click here for Photo Gallery )

AFTN  Aerial Crash Photos:  (click here for Photo Gallery)

AFTN Barracks/Crash Photos - Tom Spahr  (click here for page)

AFTN -AFN Memorial


More AFTN Web updates (in date order)  [ page 2], and [page 3 ]