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c/n 507
CF-WMH at Cooking Lake, Alberta.
Photo: John Kimberley © late 1976 - Ruben Husberg Collection
CF-WMH amongst working clutter at Cooking Lake.
Photo: Les Corness © 13 July 1972 - Gary Vincent Colletion
CF-WMH at Edmonton Industrial.
Photo: John Kimberley © 14 October 1974

c/n 507

52-6123 • N5649V



52-6123 USAF #1285. L-20 No: 286. Command AF-3. Delivered 08-Jun-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

52-6123 accepted by the USN 06-Aug-1963 at PMRF Eniwetok. It was SOC by the Navy, 28-Jan-1965 as going to a non Navy recipient.

N5649V Robert Hack, Marine Plaza, Milwaukee, WI. Circa 1970.

CF-WMH Watson Lake Flying Services, Watson Lake, YT. Regd Jul-1971.

CF-WMH High Arctic Leaseholds Ltd., Edmonton, AB. Regd. 23-Jul-1974 & 20-Jul-1976.

Note: Still shown on CCAR atNov-2014.

Status unknown

USAF History

52-6123 was made available on 14-May-1953 and accepted on 25-May-1953 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., after which it was delivered to the Tactical Air Command at George AFB., CA., where it was attached to the 1st Liaison Squadron from 08-Jun-1953 until 18-Jan-1954. It then passed over to the 479th Fighter Bomber Wing until 15-Feb-1954 when it was re designated as a Fighter Day Wing. It left George on 04-Jan-1956 and was assigned to the Air Research and Development Command at Kirtland where it was attached to the 4900th Air Base Group until 08-Feb-1956.

It now spent a couple of weeks at the Sacramento Air Depot at McLellan AFB., CA., before being shipped to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific and the Eniwetok Air Base. Here it was attached to the 4930th Support Test Group as part of the Special Weapons Command. This unit was re designated as the 4951st Support Test Group in Oct-1956 and remained until 14-Feb-1957 when it moved further across the Pacific to Japan and to Showa and Tachikawa air depots with the Air Material Force, Pacific Area (AMC / AFLC), presumably for servicing/maintenance after which it returned to Eniwetok for the Special Weapons Centre. It stayed on the Island until 26-Jul-1960.

Interestingly the record card shows it as having been assigned to the US Navy.

Additional detail supplied by Sid Siko.

Accepted by the USN 06-Aug-1963 at PMRF Eniwetok. It was SOC by the Navy, 28-Jan-1965 as going to a non Navy recipient.