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c/n 522
N2502 visits the Fraser River at CYVR.
Photo: Nathan Havercraft © 20 June 2009
N2502 on the Renton seaplane ramp.
Photo: Marcel Fluet-Lecerf © 04 August 2007 - Aird Archives
N2502 tucked away at Renton, Washington.
Photo: Neil Aird © 07 June 2007
N2520 up visiting Sealand at Campbell River spit.
Photo: Brian Greenhalgh © 07 July 2005
Photo: David Lednicer © 30 May 2005
N2502 at Vancouver International.
Photo: John Kimberley © January 1986 - Aird Archives
N4565 at Boeing Field, Seattle.
Photo: J. Zwart © 01 May 1972 - Aird Archives
52-6133 one year earlier, serving with the 479th FMS USAF
Photo: via Steve Hill © April 1971 - Aird Archives
52-6133 on the same spot - spot the minor change.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Henk Scharringa Collection
52-6133 on display at an Open House.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Jacques Guillem Collection

c/n 522

52-6133 • N4565

N2502

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52-6133 USAF #1295. L-20 No: 296. Command AF-3. Delivered 13-Jul-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962

52-6133 Stored at MASDC Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. Arrived 08-Jul-1971, Departure details unknown.

N4565 Details Unknown (P/E 1972 in basic USAF colour scheme).

N2502 South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA. Regd Apr-1972

Airworthiness Date: 29-Oct-1985

N2502 Dylan Bay Charter Co., Seattle, WA. Regd 13-Jan-1986. Canx 13-Mar-2009

Accident: Kirkland, WA, 22-Dec-2000. The aircraft was involved in a forced landing. Whilst flying at 1,800 ft. the engine stopped and after a short restart completely refused. The pilot landed on a playing field but overran into a chain link fence. The NTSB determined the incident to have been caused by a malfunction of the aircraft’s fuel selector valve and subsequent fuel starvation. No injuries to two persons on board. SEA01LA031

Note: Seen at Sealand Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC, 07-Jul-2005.

N2502 N2502 LLC., Seattle, Washington. Regd 08-Apr-2009. Expiry date 30-Sep-2014.

Active

USAF History

52-6133 was made available on 12-Jun-1953 and accepted on 02-Jul-1953 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., after which it was delivered to the Tactical Air Command and the 1st Liaison Squadron at George AFB., CA., on 13-Jul-1953 remaining with the unit until 18-Jan-1954. It then moved to the Air Material Command San Antonio Air Depot at McClellan AFB., CA., and then the San Francisco Port of Embarkation on 24-Mar 1954 prior to transportation to Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Marshall Islands arriving on 03-Apr-1954.

At Eniwetok it was initially attached to the 4931st Test Squadron, Part of the Special Weapons Centre and also served with the 4930th Support Test Group and Wing and the 4951st Support Test Squadron. This took it up to 04-Jan-1957 when it was taken to Showa/ Tachikawa in Japan for attention and then returned to Eniwetok to the 4951st Support Squadron on 27-Jan-1957.

It returned to the US Mainland, still with the Special Weapons Centre to Kirtland AFB., NM., on 25-Sep-1958 and then spent time at the San Antonio Air Depot at McLellan AFB., CA., between 05-Nov-1958 and 07-Sep-1959. A new assignment saw it pass to the Strategic Air Command at Canada’s Ernest Harmon AFB., NL. Here it was attached to the 4081st Combat Support Group, a unit of the 4081st Strategic Wing at the base between 07-Sep-1959 and 29-Apr-1960. Next, another assignment to the Tactical Air force Command at Langley, VA with the 4440th Air Defence Group. This lasted until 14-Apr-1961.

Emblem of the 4081st Strategic Wing at Ernest Harmon AFB

Another assignment, this time with the Air Defence Command saw the aircraft with the 4603rd Consolidated Maintenance Squadron at Stewart AFB., NY., until 31-Sep-1962. It returned to the TAC with the 478th Fighter Wing at Grand Forks, ND and then staying at this location with the 319th Bombardment Wing until 21-Oct-1963. Next it passed to Luke AFB., AZ.,and the 4510th Combat Crew Training Wing

The aircraft’s further military service is still to be researched but it is understood to have served with the 479th Field Maintenance Squadron at George AFB., CA., circa 1971.

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