Suwon Air Base (IATA: SWU, ICAO: RKSW) is a Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) base near Suwon city.
== Units ==
The base is home to the ROKAF's 10th Fighter Wing (제10전투비행단), comprising:
101st Fighter Squadron flying KF-5E/KF-5F/F-5F
153rd Fighter Squadron flying F-4E
201st Fighter Squadron flying KF-5E/KF-5F/F-5FThe US ARMY 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment operating Patriot missiles is stationed at the base.
== History ==
=== Korean War ===
The base was originally established during the Korean War as Suwon (K-13) Air Base and hosted United States Air Force units.The base was evacuated on the night of 30 June 1950 in the face of the Korean People's Army (KPA) attack, but the base was not occupied by the KPA until 2 July 1950.: 34 The base was recaptured on 24 September 1950 following the Inchon landings.: 161 The 811th Engineer Aviation Battalion arrived at the base on 1 October to repair the airfield and laid down PSP over the runway.: 179 The base was evacuated in the face of the Chinese Third Phase Campaign on 5 January 1951 and the base's buildings were destroyed.: 279 The base was recaptured on 28 January as part of Operation Thunderbolt: 293 and by 6 March, despite its poor condition, the base was used for the staging of F-86 patrols along the Yalu River and Mig Alley.: 295 USAF units based at Suwon included:
4th Fighter Wing from 30 March-23 August 1951
8th Fighter Wing from 23 August 1951 – 20 October 1954
51st Fighter Wing from 1 October 1951 – 26 July 1954
12th Fighter Squadron operating P-51s in 1950
16th Fighter Squadron operating F-86Ds from 20 May 1951-July 1954
25th Fighter Squadron operating F-86Ds from 1951 to 1954
35th Fighter Squadron operating P-51s in 1950 and operating F-80s from 1951 to 1952 and operating F-86F Sabrejets from 1953 to 1954
36th Fighter Squadron operating P-51s in 1950 and operating F-80s from 1951 to 1954
39th Fighter Squadron operating F-86Ds from 1952 to 1954
67th Fighter Squadron operating P-51s in December 1950
68th Fighter Squadron operating F-94s from March-19 April 1951, 23–27 June 1951 and 24 August 1951 – 23 March 1952
80th Fighter Squadron operating F-80s and later F-86s from 24 August 1951 – 21 October 1954
319th Fighter Interceptor Squadron operating F-94Bs from 10 March 1952 – 17 August 1954
334th Fighter Squadron operating F-86s from 10 March-1 May 1951
335th Fighter Squadron operating F-86s from 1 May-1 August 1951
336th Fighter Squadron operating F-86s from 6 April-27 June 1951On 17 June 1951, at 01:10 hours, Suwon was bombed by two Korean People's Air Force Polikarpov Po-2s.
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