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c/n 351

0-92213
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c/n 351

59-2213

0-92213

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• 59-2213 United States Army. Delivered 08-Jan-1960. Designated U-1A.

Initially assigned to the Sharpe Army Depot, Stockton, CA., as a depot support aircraft.

Feb-1970 Arrived in Vietnam with the 388th Transportation Company, Vung Tau.

Mar-1970 18th Aviation Company until unit disbanded, Mar-1971.

Mar-1971 In storage with the 388th Transportation Company, Vung Tau.

Jul-1971 Deleted from Army inventory.

• 0-92213 (Unconfirmed). Government of Cambodia for the Khmer Air Force under a Military Aid programme. Aug-1971.

Incident: Pochentong 21-Mar-1972. Probably one of the four Otters that were damaged during the 21 March 1972 Khmer Rouge rocket attack. It languished at the location as un-flyable and beyond economical repair by June-1973.

Presumed scrapped

Otter 351 was delivered to the United States Army on 8th January 1960 with serial 59-2213 (tail number 92213). It was assigned to the Sharpe Army Depot, Stockton, California as a depot support aircraft. It brought the Commander of the depot and senior staff to meetings at other depots, as well as bringing maintenance personnel and parts to where-ever they were required. It also acted as a crew ferry, bringing home pilots who had delivered aircraft into Stockton for overhaul. 92213 continued in that role until August 1968 and was then itself overhauled at Stockton, prior to assignment to Vietnam. It arrived in Vietnam in February 1970 with the 388th Transportation Company and the following month was assigned to the 18th Aviation Company, where it served until March 1971 when the Company disbanded.

92213 was put into storage with the 388th Transportation Company, Vung Tau, which was the unit responsible for disposing of all Army Otters in Vietnam. It was deleted from the Army inventory in July 1971 and the following month was handed over to the Government of Cambodia, one of 18 Otters transferred to that country. Their operation was short lived, and the fate of this Otter can only be described as “withdrawn from use and scrapped”.

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