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c/n 378

59-2227
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c/n 378

59-2227

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• 59-2227 United States Army. Delivered 16-Jun-1960. Designated U-1A.

initial allocation was to Fort Belvoir, VA.,  as an operational support aircraft for the Military District of Washington.

Mar-1962. Any allocations unknown until…………

Feb-1966. Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, AL.

July-1968 To the Sharpe Army Depot, Stockton, CA., for maintenance.

Mar-1969. To Vietnam initially with the 388th Transportation Company, Vung Tau.

May-1969. 18th Aviation Company until unit disbanded.

Mar-1971. 388th Transportation Company, Vung Tau for storage.

092227 (Assumed ) Khmer Air Force in the period between 01-Jul-1971 and 30-Sep-1971.

Incident. Aircraft lost on 13-May-1972. Details unknown.

Scrapped

Otter 378 was delivered to the United States Army on 16th June 1960 with serial 59-2227 (tail number 92227). Its initial allocation was to Fort Belvoir, Virginia as an operational support aircraft for the Military District of Washington, until March 1962. Its subsequent assignments are unknown until February 1966, when it joined the Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama. In July 1968 it went to the Sharpe Army Depot, Stockton, California for maintenance and in March 1969 arrived in Vietnam with the 388th Transportation Company, Vung Tau where it was prepared for its next assignment, with the 18th Aviation Company, which it joined in May 1969.

92227 continued serving the 18th Aviation Company until March 1971, when the unit disbanded. It then went into storage with the 388th Transportation Company, Vung Tau, the unit responsible for the disposal of all Army Otters in Vietnam. It remained in storage at Vung Tau until deleted from the Army inventory in August 1971. The following month it 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 Their operation was short lived and the fate of this Otter can only be described as “withdrawn from use and scrapped”.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)