• 52-6146 USAF #1308. L-20 No: 309. Delivered 11-Sep-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.
Photo evidence (May-1965) of the aircraft wearing polished silver fuselage with white top above thin cheat line.
• 52-6146 Struck off charge from USAF inventory on 03-Oct-1966.
• 52-6146 Alabama ANG.
• 52-6146 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 09-Mar-1972 – 26-Feb-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS131.
• N67691 J. C. McKinney, Titusville, PA. Regd 26-Feb-1976.
Note: -Purchased by McKinney at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976 for US$25,000. Purchased on the basis of "no reasonable potential for normal certification”. Total time 3,991.9 hrs. Engine unknown hrs. Comments at time of auction: solid struts, old cowling, old wing, rear data plate and average condition.
• N67691 Maine Air Safari, Patten, ME. Regd Jul-1979.
• N67691 Pacific Rim Wilderness Adventure, Anchorage, AK. On USCAR at02-Mar-1990.
• N67691 Uyak Air, Kodiak, AK. Circa Dec-1989.
Airworthiness Date: 28-Sep-1989.
Accident: Kodiak, AK. 28-Dec-1989. The pilot reported that after making a sea landing near Raspberry Strait, the wind velocity increased to an estimated 30 kts with gusts to 45 kts. He elected to take off toward the west for the return flight. He said that at about 100 ft above the water, the aircraft rolled abruptly to the right & its nose pitched downward. He corrected with full power & opposite aileron, but the aircraft contacted the water before he could recover. During impact, the 2 front compartments of the right float ruptured & the right float strut failed. Subsequently, the right float sank & the aircraft rolled over in the water. ANC90LA022.
• N67691 Stephen W. Noey, Anchorage, AK. (Uyak Air Service). Regd 31-Jul-1990.
• N67691 Olsen Aviation Alaska Inc, Cordova, AK. Regd 19-Apr-2013.
52-6146 was made available on 24-Jul-1953 and accepted on 28-Aug-1953 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., after which it was delivered to the Air Material Command at Davis Monthan AFB., AZ., where it was placed with the 3040th Air Storage Squadron on 11-Sep-1953. It remained in store until it moved to the San Antonio Air Depot at McLellan AFB, TX., on 19-Aug-1954 and then it was recorded as moving to the San Francisco Point of Embarkation on 23-Sep-1954. It arrived with the 7485th Air Depot Wing at Erding Germany on 28-Sep-1954 with an assignment to Air Force Europe.
Remaining at Erding until 04-Nov-1955 it moved to the 20th Fighter Bomber Wing which was based both at Wethersfield and Woodbridge on the Essex/Suffolk border literally just down the road from each other. The unit was re designated as the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing in Jul-1956 and the aircraft is shown as being at Woodbridge It reportedly served with the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing at Chelveston circa May-1960 and was with the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing by May-1962 when it transferred to Chaumont in France on 28-Aug-1962. Here it was attached to the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing which deployed to Phalsbourg on 25-Feb-1962 and then back to Chaumont at a later date staying up to 02-Jul-1963.
It now returned to England and to Mildenhall, Suffolk, joining the 7513rd Air Base Group. Its remaining history is still to be researched before being struck off charge from the USAF inventory on 03-Oct-1966.