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c/n 350

51-16550 • N6593D



51-16550 USAF #1159. L-20A No: 160. Command AF-1. Delivered 03-Sep-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N6593D Civil Air Patrol Inc., Maxwell AFB., Montgomery, AL. Dates unknown.

N5147G Rockford Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska. Regd Jul-1977.

N5147G Cape Smythe Air Service Inc. Circa. Sep-1983.

Accident: Barrow Alaska. 01-Sep-1983. Aircraft collided with a ditch during landing on a sandbar which was covered in snow obscuring the ditch. Undercarriage collapsed. Pilot and four passengers uninjured. ANC83LA158

N5147G Alfred M. Lee Trustees, Glennallen, AK. Regd 05-Sep-1986. Palmer, AK. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990 & 01-Oct-1994. Regd 11-Dec-1995. Canx 04-Jun-2010.

Accident: Caribou Lake, Alaska. 27-Jun-1990. A loss of power shortly after takeoff caused a controlled landing into small spruce trees with substantial damage to aircraft. Pilot and two passengers received minor or no injuries. ANC90LA098

N5147G Gerald R. Lee, Glennallen, Alaska. Regd 28-Jun-2010. Expiry 30-Sep-2014


USAF History

51-16550 was made available on 25-Aug-1952 and accepted on 26-Aug-1952 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, Ontario after which it was delivered to the Tactical Air Command at Sewart AFB, TN., where it was allocated to the 314th Troop Carrier Wing, Medium on 04-Sep-1952 where it remained for just ten days. This attachment lasted until 14-Sep-1952 when it moved across the base to join the 5th Liaison Squadron remaining until 04-Mar-1953 but returning to the 314th for two weeks until 19-Mar-1953. The aircraft then moved to Greenville / Donaldson AFB., SC., and the 7th Liaison Squadron until 26-Jun-1953 after which it spent time until 17-Dec-1953 at Andrews AFB with the Military Air Transport Command and 1401st Air Base Wing. It returned to its previous unit until 22-May-1954 after which it passed to Charleston and the 456th Troop Carrier Wing – Medium until 27-Jun- 1954. A period at Warner Robins AFB., and the Air Material Command unit for maintenance lasted until 09-Aug-1954 after which it returned to Charleston until 19-Apr-1955.

A change of assignment now took it to the Air Training Command and to Francis E. Warren AFB., WY., where it was attached to the Technical Training Wing until 06-Oct-1955 and after that to Luke AFB., AZ., and the 3600th Combat Crew Training (CCT) Wing later re designated 4510th CCT Wing when the base came under the control of the Tactical Air Command remaining until 21-Apr-1960.

One again a change of assignment occurred and the aircraft moved to Wright Patterson AFB., OH., joining the 2750th Air Base Wing until 24-Oct-1960. It was next found at the Logistics Command base at Hagerstown, MD., operated by the Fairchild Aircraft Co., but as such its further history is still to be researched.

Emblem of 2750th Air Base Wing