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c/n 323

58-1708
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c/n 323

58-1708

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• 58-1708. US Army. Delivered 14-Apr-1959. Designated U-1A.

Initially assigned to the 18th Aviation Company at Fort Riley, KS.

Dec-1962. Deployed to Vietnam with the 18th Aviation Company.

May-1966 Returned to USA to the Army Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Centre ARADMAC Depot, Corpus Christi, TX, for overhaul.

Jul-1966. 54th Aviation Company, in Vietnam until Mar-1969.

Sep-1969. Arrived at Sharpe Army Depot, Stockton, CA.

Oct-1969. Passed to Atlanta, Georgia Army Depot, where it was put into storage.

Jan-1971. To Yuma, AZ., as a test support aircraft with the U. S. Army Materiel Command.

Accident . Location unknown. Nov-1972. Details unknown. The damaged aircraft was scrapped.

Scrapped

Otter 323 was delivered to the United States Army on 14th April 1959 with serial 58-1708 (tail number 81708). It was assigned to the 18th Aviation Company, Fort Riley, Kansas and deployed to Vietnam with the Company in December 1962. The Otter continued to fly for the 18th Aviation Company until May 1966 when it was returned to the United States for depot level maintenance at the ARADMAC Depot, Corpus Christi, Texas. On completion of the work in July '66 it was returned to Vietnam, joining the 54th Aviation Company, with whom it served until March 1969. It was then shipped home, arriving at the Sharpe Army Depot, Stockton, California in September 1969 and being transferred the following month to the Atlanta, Georgia Army Depot, where it was put into storage. In January 1971 81708 was assigned to Yuma, Arizona as a test support aircraft and continued flying from Yuma until damaged in an accident in November 1972. The damaged aircraft was scrapped.

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