• 55-3284 United States Army. Delivered on 29-Jun-1956.
Assigned to the 2nd Aviation Company, Fort Riley, KS.
May-1957. To Brookley AFB, Mobile, AL. Here the aircraft was prepared for embarkation from Brookley Ocean Terminal and was loaded on board the USS Tripoli (CVU-64), serving with the Military Sea Transportation Service. This set sail for Bremerhaven, Germany, arriving on 16-May-1957.
2nd Aviation Company based at Illesheim, Germany until Jul-1959 when the unit moved to France.
Jul-1959 Served with the 2nd Aviation Company and the platoon based at Verdun in France, flying from Royellier AAF.
Jun-1962. Coleman Barracks Depot, Mannheim, Germany as a maintenance float.
Possible gap in Army history unless it remained at Mannheim.
May-1964. Arrived at the Army Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Center (ARADMAC), Corpus Christi, TX where it is confirmed as into storage..
Dec-1965. 56th Transportation Company, Vietnam as a support aircraft,
Nov-1966. Returned to the United States for overhaul at the Sharpe Army Depot, Stockton, CA.
Oct-1967. Returned to Vietnam for the 18th Aviation Company.
Accident: Phan Thiet, Vietnam. 18-Jun-1968. The crew experienced a crash landing at Phan Thiet as they tried to land an Otter that had oil splashing over the windshield. The aircraft entered the traffic pattern too high and overshot the runway. Their last resort was to make a downwind landing but they undershot that attempt and crash landed short of the intended touchdown point causing major damage to the aircraft.
Jun-1968. To 388th Transportation Company, Vung Tau, Vietnam for disposal.
Deleted from Army Inventory Aug-1968.
The wrecked Otter was handed over to the 388th Transportation Company at Vung Tau for disposal. It was deleted from the Army inventory in August 1968 as “broken up for spare parts”.