N98JH at a tranquil Willow.
Photo: Steve Bailey © 27 July 2014 - Aird Archives
N98JH at Willow, Alaska.
Photo: Keith Burton © 26 June 2011
Photo: Rich Hulina © September 2006
Photo: Fred Wallis © 05 November 2003
N98JH former Dutch Air Force machine.
Photo: Alex Waning © 25 June 1999
N98JH in her winter wonderland.
Photo: Art Englund © Winter 1992
N98JH at Lake Hood on larger float set with earlier tall fins.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © May 1987
N98JH on the pond at Fairbanks, Alaska.
Photo: John Kimberley © July 1978
S-3 of 300 Squadron at Twenthe.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 31 August 1974 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © Günter Grondstein Collection
S-3 on display at Twenthe.
Photo: Günter Grondstein © 31 August 1974
Photo: Jan-Willem de Wijn © 31 August 1974 - Aird Archives
Photo: Ruud Leeuw © 31 August 1974
S-3 in original markings.
Photo: de Havilland Canada - Bombardier © DHC print 9077


55-3487 • S-3



55-3487 US Army #1617. Delivered 25-Jul-1956. L-20 No. 618 Command A-8 Built as L-20A Re-designated U-6A in 1962.

S-3 On loan under Military Assistance Programme to Koninklijke Luchtmacht  / Royal Netherlands Air Force. Delivered on board SS American Trapper. 24-Nov-1956.

S-3 334 Transport Squadron, Valkenburg, later Ypenburg.

S-3 300 Squadron / GpLV at Deelen AFB., from 07-Oct-1966. Later Gilze-Rijen AFB. Withdrawn from use and struck off charge 01-Sep-1974.

55-3487 Returned to USAREUR (US ARMY, Europe) 1974.

N98JH Willow Air Service, Willow, AK. Circa 1988 & re regd 27-Feb-1992.

Note: Air Service Caravan Conversion.  Date unknown.

Airworthiness Date: 10-Feb-1998. Restricted-Other.

Accident: McGrath, AK. 15-Sep-1988. Whilst in cruise aircraft experienced mechanical failure, reducing power to idle, the pilot executed a forced landing of the float equipped aircraft on the tundra where the aircraft sustained substantial damage. Pilot uninjured. ANC88LA138.

Note: Total Airframe hours at Sep-1988 – 6,800 hours.

N98JH Northern Alps Inn, (dba), Willow, AK. On USCAR at Dec-1995.

N98JH Bal Air Inc., / Willow Air, Willow, AK. Regd 13-May-1998.

Note: Wearing Willow Air Service markings from circa May-1987.

N98JH Stevan H White.& Peggy G. White, Willow, AK. Regd 24-Apr-2017.