Video Clips
Then and Now
U-Tapao Air Base
U-Tapao Base Map
U-Tapao Flightline
Sattahip / Newland
Bangkok Photos I
Bangkok Photos II
Bridge at River Kwai
Ubon Ratchathani
Ubon / Tot Phanom
Chiang Mai Photos I
Chiang Mai Photos II
Written Memories Part I
Written Memories Part II
Written Memories Part III
Written Memories Part IV
Saying Goodbye
2001 Return Trip Part 1
2001 Return Trip Part 2
2001 Return Trip Part 3
2001 Return Trip Part 4
2005 Return Trip
My Links Page

Welcome to my Thailand Page.

My name is John Ellis, and the purpose of this site is to share some of the wonderful experiences I had while living in the exotic country of Thailand. While on active duty in the United States Air Force, I was fortunate enough to be assigned to three distinctly different areas of this beautiful country. In 1972 I was assigned to U-tapao Royal Thai Navy Air Base, which is located on the Gulf of Siam in the South Central region. In 1973 I spent approximately seven months in the North Eastern area of the country at Ubon Air Base, and in 1974 I lived at Korat Air Base in the Central Region. During those three years I was extremely fortunate to be able to travel around the country, meet alot of people, make alot of friends and take alot of pictures. By clicking on the links on the left side of this page, you can view many of the places I visited, or if you wish you can click on my written memories and read about some of my adventures.

Click here to view photos from a return trip to Thailand in 2005.

Click Here - To View a photos taken during my tours to Thailand between 1972 and 1974

Click Here - To view photos I took on a return trip to Thailand in 2000/2001

Are you an Utapao veteran of Southeast Asia?  If so, click on the logo below to learn about the Utapao Alumni Group.


This Bhudda Image is located in Aminat Charoen

Thank you so much for dropping by. Please check back often -- I frequently make updates.  If you find any dead links please let me know.  You can contact me at

This website was first published on 2/25/2001.

This site was last updated on 6/13/17

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