Cambodia

CAMBODIA

Vietnam War

NAME                                VICTORIES                    AIRFORCE

Monirak, Sisowat                        1                        Aviation Royale Khmere  
Comments:
  • On 21 March 1964 two Cambodian T-28Ds surprised a VNAF O-1 inside the Khmer airspace. The Cambodian flight leader, captain (Prince) Sisowat Monirak took a position behind the South Vietnamese and shot it down two miles inside South Vietnamese territory, killing the Vietnamese pilot and the US observer. Despite Cambodian propaganda presenting Prince Monirak as a hero, Sihanouk ordered the AVRK in the future not to pursue intruding aircraft over the border.

North American T-28D Trojan
North American T-28D Trojan, Cambodian Air Force - Aviation Royale Khmere (AVRK)


Sources & Literature
  1. ACIG Team: Far East Air-to-Air Victories, List of confirmed, claimed, and probable air-to-air victories scored by various pilots and air forces in the Far East since 1945., http://www.acig.info/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49.
  2. Gleize, Jean-Paul: Aces, http://jpgleize.perso.neuf.fr/aces/homeaces.htm.
  3. Grandolini, Albert - Cooper, Tom - Troung: Cambodia, 1954 - 1999; Part 1, http://www.acig.info/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=233&Itemid=47

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