DHC-3 Otter Archive Master Index

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c/n 136

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c/n 136



• 55-3286 United States Army. Delivered 28-Jun-1956. Designated U-1A.

Assigned to 2nd Aviation Company, Fort Riley, KS.

Jun/Jul to Brookley AFB., Mobile, AL. Here the aircraft was loaded on board a ship serving with the Military Sea Transportation Service, which set sail for Bremerhaven, Germany arriving on 16-May-1967.

2nd Aviation Company based at Illesheim, Germany until Jul-1959 when the unit moved to France.

The Company headquarters of the 2nd Aviation Company and one platoon were based at Orléans, a second platoon at Verdun and a third platoon at Poitiers. During its time in France the aircraft was either based at or visited all three locations for different levels of maintenance.

Jan-1962. At Coleman Barracks Depot, Mannheim, Germany.

May-1962. 10th Special Forces Group, Bad Tolz, Germany.

Accident: Location unknown. Nov-1964. Details unknown. Destroyed.

• 55-3286 Deleted from the Army inventory Jul-1965.


Otter 136 was delivered to the United States Army on 28th June 1956 with serial 55-3286 (tail number 53286). It was assigned to the 2nd Aviation Company, Fort Riley, Kansas which later deployed to Germany, then France (as described in relation to Otter 124). 53286 had arrived at the depot at Coleman Barracks, Mannheim, Germany by January 1962 and in May '62 was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group, Bad Tolz, Germany. It continued to fly from Bad Tolz until destroyed in a crash in November 1964. It was deleted from the Army inventory in July 1965.

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