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c/n 248




51-16488 USAF #1065. L-20A No: 64. Command AF-1. Delivered 01-May-1952. Built as L-20A and Re-designated U-6A in 1962.

HK-196 Aerotaxi. Disposed of Aprl-1970.

Fate unknown

USAF History

51-16488 was made available on 15-Apr-1952 and accepted by the by AMO Unit (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., on 24-Apr-1952. It was delivered to the Air Materiel Command at Norton AFB., San Bernardino, CA on 01-May-1952 where it was assigned to the Far East Air Force and prepared for shipment to Kisarazu, Japan and the 6400th Air Depot.

It arrived on 02-Jun-1952 and remained in storage until 16-Jul-1952 when it moved to the 6408th Maintenance Unit, still at Kisarazu, where it was prepared for shipment to Korea. Here it was attached to the 10th Liaison Squadron and was based initially at Yong Dong Po from 04-Aug-1952 until 03-Feb-1954 when it transferred to Osan until 11-Sep-1954 before returning to the 6400th Air Depot which was now at Showa in Japan for line maintenance.

It returned to Korea with the 58th FB Wing in Mar-1955 remaining there until 08-Nov-1957 when the wing was de commissioned with the defence policy turning to missiles. As a consequence the aircraft moved to the 6314th Air Base Wing, the host unit at Osan with several deployments to other airfields Taegu, Chinhae, Kunsan, Seoul and Kimpo. The unit was re designated 6314th Support Wing in Jul-1961.

Later history to be researched.