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c/n 251

57-6120
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c/n 251

57-6120

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•  57-6120. United States Army. Delivered 17-Apr-1958. Designated U-1A.

Initally assigned to 12th Aviation Company based at Fort Sill, OK.

Jan-1963. Aviation Section at Fort Ord, CA., in the role of operational support airlift.

Feb-1966. Otter School at Fort Ord, CA., used to train pilots transitioning onto the Otter.

May-1966 Assigned to Fort Bragg, NC., again in the operational support airlift role.

Oct-1967 To the Army Depot at Atlanta, GA., for overhaul.

Aug & Sep-1968. Army Depot at Red River, TX., where it was in active storage.

Oct-1968. it joined the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) Thailand Support Flight. Bangkok, Thailand.

Jun-1971. At Vung Tau, Vietnam, where it was scrapped.

Aug-1971. Removed from US Army inventory.

Scrapped

Otter 251 was delivered to the United States Army on 17th April 1958 with serial 57-6120 (tail number 76120). It was assigned to the 12th Aviation Company based at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Its subsequent military career is unknown until January 1963 when it joined the Aviation Section at Fort Ord, California, in the role of operational support airlift. In February 1966 it joined the Otter School at Fort Ord, used to train pilots transitioning onto the Otter. In May 1966 it crossed the country when it was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, again in the operational support airlift role.

In October 1967 it went to the Army Depot at Atlanta, Georgia for overhaul and when this was complete it was put into serviceable storage during August and September 1968 at the Army's Depot at Red River, Texas. From here it was transported to Bangkok in October 1968, where it joined the MAAG Thailand Support Flight. It continued to fly for MAAG Thailand until June 1971 when its Army career came to an end. It was flown to Vung Tau, Vietnam and scrapped, and deleted from the Army inventory in August 1971.

Full history up to 2005 courtesy of Karl E Hayes © from DHC-3 Otter - A History (CD-ROM 2005)