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c/n 510



52-6125 USAF #1287. L-20 No: 288. Command AF-3. Delivered 08-Jun-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

52-6125 THART Don Muang, Thailand. Acronym unknown.

52-6125 Struck off from USAF inventory on 09-Jul-1967.

Fate Unknown

USAF History

52-6125 was made available on 22-May-1953 and accepted on 01-Jun-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. It suffered category 3 damage in a ground collision at George AFB., CA., on 08-Nov-1953. The pilot was Lamar G. Tullos. It remained with the unit until 18-Jan-1954 until it passed over to the 479th Fighter Bomber Wing until 20-Jan-1954. From here it was re assigned to the Air Material Command and visited the Sacramento Air Depot A.

McLellan AFB., CA., before passing through the embarkation port at San Francisco and arrived at Eniwetok on 03-May-1954 attached to the 4931st Test Squadron where it stayed until passing over to the 4930th Support Group on 31-Oct-1954 Soon after it suffered category 3 damage (medium/serious) in a landing accident at an auxiliary airstrip on Biijird Island, Marshall Islands on the 07-Nov-1954. The pilot was Lewis Foster Gifford. It moved to and then to the 4951st Support Test Squadron until 04-Jan-1957.

It was then transported to Japan to the Air Material Force, Pacific Area (AMC / AFLC) depot presumably for servicing / maintenance. It returned to Eniwetok on 12-Mar-1957 and to the 4951st Support Test Squadron but on 01-Apr-1957 it moved over to the Special Weapons Centre Command.

Now it moved to the Philippines and Clark AFB where it was attached to the Pacific Air Force Command Depot (SMPAR) from 27-Jun-1958 and then to the Pacific Air Force Command Depot at Manila. (NMPAR) remaining until 01-Nov-1960. It then returned to Clark but to the 405th Fighter Wing.

Emblem of 405th Fighter Wing

Its remaining history is still to be researched but it is reportedly struck off charge from USAF inventory on 03-Jun-1967 possibly after a crash.