c/n 471

N4932 on amphibs, at Old Town - KOLD, Maine.
Photo: Gary Soucy © 13 June 2015
N4932 on wheels at Millinocket, Maine.
Photos: Jeff Campbell © 17 October 2003
Photo: Tom Ford © 2004
N4932 at Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Photo: Art Englund © 15 July 2003

c/n 471




52-6099 USAF #1261. L-20 No 262 Command AF-3. Delivered 24-Mar-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

Accident: 03-Nov-1953 See details in USAF history below.

N4932 State of Maine Forestry Department, Augusta, ME. Regd Sep-1971. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990.

N4932 USDA., Forest Service FEPP., Old Town, Maine & Maine Forest Service. Regd 23-Jul-1990.

N4932 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry, Grand Rapids, MN. On USCAR at 29-Mar-1992, Canx 17-Nov-2003

Airworthiness Date: 17-Mar-1999.

N4932 USDA, Forest Service FEPP., Maine Forest Service, Old Town, ME. / KOLD. Regd 23-Jul-1990.

Accident: 23-Jul-2001: At 143:0 CDT, the aircraft  owned and operated by USDA Forest Service (Minnesota Dnr Forestry Division) enroute from Grand Rapids, MN to Two Harbors, MN . experienced jammed aileron controls. The pilot landed without incident on Lake Pokegama near Grand Rapids, MN. Upon landing on rough water the ailerons freed up. Maintanance personnel have been unable to determine the cause of the jammed control although they suspect that a foreign object fell into the lower control yoke chain and sprocket under the floor of the aircraft and was dislodged during the landing.

N4932 Alaska Dream Centre, Wasilla, AK. Regd 21-Aug-2018.


USAF History

52-6099 was available on 22-Feb-1953 to the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit) unit of the USAF at Downsview and accepted on 18-Mar-1953. It was assigned to the Tactical Air Force on 24-Mar-1953 and delivered to the 6th Liaison Squadron at Alexandria AFB., LA. It was immediately sent on to the 4430th Air Base Wing at Langley AFB., but only until the 26-Mar-1953 and it returned to the 6th Liaison Squadron.

On 03-Nov-1953 it was re allocated to the 314th Troop Carrier Wing but this was short lived as it suffered a forced landing having run out of fuel 5 mi. NW of College Grove, TN., on 08-Nov-1953 and suffered category 4 (severe) damage. The pilot was Harold A. Kissell. It was authorised for salvage and its assignment terminated on 15-Mar-1954. But it was resurrected some years later.

314th Troop Carrier Wing