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c/n 365



51-16559 USAF #1172. L-20 No: 173 Command AF-1. Delivered 23-Sep-1952.


USAF History

51-16559 was made available on 10-Sep-1952 and accepted on 17-Sep-1952 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., after which it was delivered to the Tactical Air Command at Alexandria AFB.. LA., and the 6th Liaison Squadron and being deployed with the unit to Griffiss AFB, NY between 10-Feb and 06-Mar-1953 then later to Langley AFB., VA., from 06-Jun until 07-Aug-1953. It then remained at Langley AFB for the 405th Fighter Bomber Wing until its assignment was terminated on 09-Mar-1954 following an accident at Highland Falls, NY., on 30-Sep-1953 where it suffered category 4 damage (serious/destroyed) following a crash into terrain in controlled flight. The pilot was William R. Carter.