• 55-3298 United States Army. Delivered 18-September 1956. Designated U-1A.
Assigned to the 2nd Aviation Company, Fort Riley, KS.
Jul/Aug to Brookley AFB., Mobile, AL. Here the aircraft was loaded on board a ship serving with the Military Sea Transportation Service, which set sail for Bremerhaven, Germany arriving in Aug-1956.
2nd Aviation Company based at Illesheim, Germany until Jul-1959 when the unit moved to France.
The Company headquarters of the 2nd Aviation Company and one platoon were based at Orléans, a second platoon at Verdun and a third platoon at Poitiers. During its time in France the aircraft was either based at or visited all three locations for different levels of maintenance.
Mar-1964 Returned to the United States, to the Army Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Center (ARADMAC) Depot, Corpus Christi, TX.
Dec-1965. 54th Aviation Company, Vung Tau, Vietnam.
Jun-1966. Returned to the United States, to the Army Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Center (ARADMAC) Depot, Corpus Christi, TX.
Aug-1966. Returned to the 54th Aviation Company, Vung Tau, Vietnam.
Jan-1967 Passed to the 11th Transportation Company, Vung Tau, Vietnam to prepare for return to USA.
Mar-1967. Shipped to the USA for maintenance at Sharpe Army Depot, Stockton, CA.
May-1968. Returned to the 54th Aviation Company, Vung Tau, Vietnam.
Jan-1970. Attached to the 388th Transportation Company, Vung Tau for maintenance.
Jun1970. Allocated to the 18th Aviation Company
Accident: 8 ml S of Tuy Hoa, Vietnam. 23-Dec-1970. Aircraft observed on fire in flight before crashing into the South China Sea. The aircraft and the three crew on board were not recovered. Reason for the incident unknown.