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c/n 477
N106FS dockside at Ketchikan.
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 08 March 2018
N106FS lying in wait.
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 19 January 2018
N106FS now green. At Ketchikan airport.
Facing Law Enforcement.
Photos: Brian Eisel © 19 May 2013
N106FS visits Ketchikan waterfront.
Photos: Chip Porter © 12 December 2008
N31521 at Fairbanks, Alaska.
Photos: Neil Aird © 06 September 1995
N31521 with float mounted ventral water tank.
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1979 - Ruben Husberg Collection
N31521 at Lake Hood.
Photo: Jack Hayes © 26 September 1977 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection

c/n 477

52-6103 • N3354G • 52-6103 • 52-6103A • N31521

N106FS

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52-6103 USAF #1265. L-20 No: 266, Command AF-3. Delivered 06-Apr-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962. Later converted to JU-6A

N3354G Feb-1961. Details unknown

52-6103 Stored at MASDC, Davis Monthan AFB., AZ from 17-May-1965 until returned to active service on 22- Oct-1965

52-6103 Served with Maryland ANG., from 22-Oct-1965.

52-6103A Jan-1971. Details unknown.

N31521 Alaska Division of Forestry, Anchorage, AK. Acquired 12-Jan-1976

N31521 Alaska Division of Lands, Anchorage, AK. Regd 03-Jan-1977.

Note: Reported as being procured on a non-operational basis.

N31521 USDA Forest Service FEPP/ Alaska Division of Forestry, Anchorage, AK. On USCAR at Dec-1995. Canx 08-Jul-2002 & 05-May-2003.

N106FS USDA Forest Service, Juneau, AK. Reserved Sep-2002. Regd 07-May-2003.

N106FS US Department of Agriculture Forest Service. (Fire & Aviation Management) Boise, ID. Regd 06-May-2004. Canx 01-Apr-2011. Re regd 06-Apr-2011.

Airworthiness Date: 22-Apr-2008.

Current

USAF History

52-6103 was made available on 12-Mar-1953 to the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit) unit of the USAF at Downsview, ON., and accepted on 25-Mar-1953. It was assigned to the Tactical Air Force on 07-Apr-1953 and attached initially to the 6th Liaison Squadron. Remaining at the same location it then passed to the 366th Fighter Bomber Wing on 18-Jan-1954.

It was then re assigned to Air Research & Development (ARD) Command at Holloman AFB., NM., and initially was attached to the host unit, the Holloman Development Centre. The record cards show that on 05-Aug-1954 it was designated as an EL-20A and later as a JL-20A

It is shown as visiting Downsview between 04-Sep-1956 and 26-Oct-1956 after which it returned to Holloman. On 01-Sep-1957 it was operating for the Missile Development Centre and then from 07-Oct-1957 with the Special Weapons Centre. Whilst attached to this unit it visited Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific from Apr-1958 to 06-Feb-1960 and then two weeks back at Kirtland before going back to Eniwetok until Apr 1960. It then ended up back at Kirtland where it signed off from the ARD on 05-Apr-1960.

It was now re-assigned to the Strategic Air Command at March AFB., CA., where it was initially attached to the 807th Combat Support (COS) Group from 05-Apr-1960 and later the 22nd COS Group on 15-Sep-1960. This was re-designated as 22nd Bombardment Wing on 01-Oct-1961.

22nd Bombardment Wing

It was then assigned to the Logistics Command and found itself like many of its type spending time at the Fairchild Aircraft Company facility at Hagerstown, MD., between 10-Jan-1963 and 11-Mar-1963.

It was now re assigned to the SAC and was attached to the 310th Strategic Aerospace Wing at Schilling AFB., KS. It was stored at MASDC Davis Monthan from 17th May-1965 until it returned to service on 22-Oct-1965 with the Maryland ANG after that unit’s U-10 Helio Couriers were sent to Vietnam.

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