So much for our "ally" who sent troops to join us in the fight.
"The Thais would not let us fly the F-5s off the base as they owned it and we were just paying a lease. The USS Midway was stationed off the coast and they tried hoisting them out to the carrier. It didn't work very well, we dropped a few in the ocean and finally gave up. So, to answer your question, yes the Thais ended up with most of the aircraft."
Photo and caption by Bob Phillips.