Stagefields and Heliports
Army Airfields/Heliports
Field Elev.

Coordinates

Location
Dempsey Heliport
1153'
3246'42"N 9816'24"W NM681264
Downing Heliport
964'
NM886276
Wolters Heliport
892'
3250'23"N 9803'25"W NM886338
 
   
Primary I North (Wolters Heliport)
Location
Bronco (Stagefield 6)
1053'
NM958414
Chu Lai
1019'
NM813499
Da Nang
1120'
NM865502
Mustang (Stagefield 4)
1094'
NM909448
Pinto (Stagefield 1)
1003'
NM928380
Sundance (Stagefield 2)
1013'
NM888378
Qui Nhon
1125'
NM784405
Wrangler (Stagefield 7)
1040'
NM717394
 
 
Primary I South (Downing Heliport)
 
An Khe
1010'
NM977350
Cam Ranh
1135'
PM009268
My Tho
790'
NM839139
Phu Loi
1082'
NM828194
Ramrod (Stagefield 3)
955'
NM928323
Rawhide (Stagefield 5)
845'
NM773260
Tuy Hoa
1282'
PM055293
Vung Tau
850'
NM930172
 
 
Primary II (Dempsey Heliport)
Location
Bien Hoa
1070'
NM659306
Bac Lieu
974'
NL687986
Ben Cat
1456'
NM347153
Can Tho
976'
NM583078
Hue
1068'
NM708564
Pleiku
968'
NM655395
Soc Trang
908'
NM773058
Tay Ninh
1225'
NM392349
Vinh Long
1120'
NM629215
       
Nha Trang (Tactical Stagefield)
890'
32°85'88"N 98°03'86"W

NM913358

 
 
Civilian Fields
Location
Cisco Municipal Airport
1620'
NL002865
Eastland Municipal Airport
1468'
NL178862
Graham Municipal Airport
1120'
NM136634
Gainesville Municipal Airport
833'
PL113899
Jacksboro Airport
1100'
3313'41"N 9808'47"W NM797770
Mineral Wells Airport
964'
NM880273
Ranger Municipal Airport
1467'
NL300905
Stephens County Airport (Breckenridge)
1282'
NM101199
Stephenville Municipal Airport
1318'
NL775645
 Weatherford Airport (Parker County)
991'
PM235239

All drawings of Civilian fields taken from 1963 Directory of Texas Airports. Published by The Texas Aeronautics Commission.

The locations that I mention on my website were taken from a map we used while flying in the 1960 - 1970s period from Fort Wolters. The map was referred to as the "Crash Rescue Map" and was published by the Army Map Service (which was I believe was part of the Corps of Engineers) at a scale of 1:100,000. Normally the tactical maps we used in Vietnam and the rest of the world were at a 1:25,000 scale and compiled from photogrammetric methods. In the example of the An Khe Stagefield (NM977350) the NM was the 100,000 meter square where the geographic point lay. The 97 was the vertical grid line (longitude) and the 35 was the horizontal grid line (latitude). To find coordinates we would always start reading the map from the lower left corner and then read to the right (longitude) and then upwards (latitude). For those that are interested, there are free converter programs available on the web that convert the coordinates from the those on the Crash Rescue Map to standard coordinates that you could use in your GPS. Or, if you click on the link to the Crash Rescue Map Gallery it will display a larger scale image of the the map and you could correlate these with Bing, Google or other maps. I highlighted the Heliports, Stagefields, etc. for easier location - most are on East -03; East - 05; West - 04; and West - 06.

The Coordinates are the standard latitude/longitude method of finding geographic locations. Jesse Faris has kindly converted all of the Army Map Service coordinates of the Stagefields to their corresponding latitude/longitude coordinates, which I have hyperlinked directly to Google Maps. Thank you Jesse for your hard work!!

The data on the individual Stagefield pages are mainly taken from U.S. Army manuals, documents and photographs that I used or obtained while I was stationed at Fort Wolters. The Boyce Ditto Library in Mineral Wells kindly allowed me to fill in and use some of the Stagefield data and photographs that I was missing from my records. Palin Bree is the Library Manager at the Boyce Ditto and has been very kind in allowing myself and other researchers access to their collection of Fort Wolters archives. Thank you Palin so much for your generosity!!