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N30ST from a Kodiak High School magazine article.
Photo: Unknown photographer © c.1982 - Mark Witteveen Collection
N30ST receiving attention at Kenmore.
Photo: Trevor Kildow © March 1979
N9764Z in Kenmore yard.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1967 - Ruben Husberg Collection

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52-6071 • N9764Z



52-6071 USAF #1227. L-20 No: 228. Command AF-3. Delivered 09-Dec-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N9764Z Kenmore Air Harbor Inc., Kenmore, WA. Sale reported 1976.

N9764Z Taggeres Leasing Legrande, OR. Regd Apr-1977

N30ST Eagle Air Inc, AK. Regd Circa. 1977.

Accident: At Port Alexander, Alaska 18-May-1977. Amphibian gear remained down after a flight from Sitka caused by damaged hydraulic seals. Aircraft seriously damaged. Pilot uninjured. ANC77DA044

N30ST Van Valin Lodge, Port Alsworth, AK. Regd date currently unknown.

Accident: Port Alsworth, Alaska, 08-Sep-1983. On takeoff the aircraft collided with a mud bank and crashed. Pilot and six passengers uninjured. ANC83LA166

N30ST Canx May-1985 following accident.

Final disposition Unknown

USAF History

52-6071 was made available on 26-Nov-1952 and accepted on 01-Dec-1952 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., after which it was assigned to the Air Defence Command and delivered to the 4702nd Defence Wing at Geiger AFB., WA, on 09-Dec-1952 before transferring to one of this units components, the 530th Air Defence Group after the Air Defence Command was re organised from 01-Aug-1953 where it remained until 11-Apr-1955.

It returned to Downsview for maintenance between 11-Apr-1955 and 02-Jun-1955 before returning to the unit at Geiger. In Aug 1955 the Air Defence Command underwent a re-organisation and the aircraft was then attached to the 84th Fighter Group. Geiger Field was renamed Spokane in Sept 1960 when our current history of the aircraft ends.

Emblem of 84th Fighter Group (Air Defence)

However we are aware that the aircraft had an accident at Mt. Emily, OR., on 21-Dec-1972 when it suffered category 2 damage (minor/medium) during a takeoff roll whilst attached to the 87th Air Base Squadron, attached to the 4702nd Air Defence Wing at Geiger Field, Spokane Washington. Pilot James W. Atwood.

Further research to be carried out.