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c/n 112

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c/n 112



55-3266 United States Army. Delivered 12th April 1956. Designated U-1A.

Allocated to the 14th Army Aviation Company, Fort Riley, KS.

Re-designated the 1st Aviation Company and moved to Fort Benning, GA. Aug-1956 until Mar-1961.

At Atlanta Army Depot, Atlanta, GA., undergoing maintenance Jan-1962.

To Redstone Arsenal, AL., as a test support aircraft Oct-1962.

Transferred to Fort Huachuca, AZ., again in the test support role In May 1966.

Accident Unknown location. Dec-1968. Details unknown. Deleted from the Army inventory Jan-1970.

Presumed Destroyed


Otter 112 was delivered to the United States Army on 12th April 1956 with serial 55-3266 (tail number 53266). It was allocated to the 14th Army Aviation Company at Fort Riley, Kansas. In August 1956 the 14th was re-designated the 1st Aviation Company and moved to Fort Benning, Georgia where it continued to fly the Otter until 1961, when it converted to the Caribou, relinquishing its U- 1As to other units. By January 1962, 53266 was at the Atlanta Army Depot, Atlanta, Georgia undergoing maintenance. In October '62 it was assigned to the Redstone Arsenal, Alabama as a test support aircraft. In May 1966 it was transferred to Fort Huachuca, Arizona again in the test support role. It continued to serve at Fort Huachuca until an accident in December 1968, details unfortunately unknown, which ended its career. It was deleted from the Army inventory the following month.

Full history courtesy of Karl E. Hayes © from DHC-3 Otter: A History (2005).