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c/n 548
52-6152 at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam.
Photo: Unknown photographer © c.1953

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c/n 548




52-6152 USAF #1314. L-20 No: 315. Command AF-3. Delivered 29-Sep-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

52-6152 US Army w.e.f. 01-Feb-1954.

26152 ALAT – Aviation Légère de L’Armée de Terre in Indo China. Early 1954.

26152/F-SC?? Escadrille de Liaisons Aérienne (ELA) 52 from 22-Nov-1954.

Accident: 07-Feb-1955. Suffered category 3 accident (medium/serious) and rebuilt.

26152 Returned to Escadrille de Liaisons Aérienne (ELA) 52 from 28-Mar-1956.

Accident: 28-Aug 1956. Destroyed and subsequently broken up 08-Sep-1956.

Fate Unknown

USAF History

52-6152 was made available on 28-Aug-1953 and  accepted on 23-Sep-1953 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., after which it was delivered to the Air Material Command at Davis Monthan AFB., AZ., where it was placed with the 3040th Air Storage Squadron on 29-Sep-1953. It remained in store until it moved to the San Antonio Air Depot at McLellan AFB., TX., on 14-Dec-1953. It was transferred to the US Army on 04-Feb-1954 after which it was passed to the French Army. Details are shown in the record above.