c/n 490
N4957 on Lake Hood.
Photo: Todd Boettcher © 26 May 2016
Photo: Rich Hulina © June 2014
N4957 landing on the Nushagak River, near Dillingham.
Photo: Jeff Sparks © August 2005
N4957 on west side of Anchorage bowl.
Photo: Jeff Sparks © 23 June 2005
N4957 in summer kit.
Photos: Mark Merry © October 2003
N4957 "For Sale" at Lake Hood, Anchorage.
Photo: Erik Johannesson © 19 May 2002 - Aird Archives
Photo: Derek Linder © October 2001
Photo: Lukas Lusser © 01 April 2001
N4957 as 52-6112 resplendant in USAF colours
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1988 - Aird Archives
52-6112 we meet in Pennsylvania.
Photo: © Neil Aird   
N4500 with Langley AFB., Flying Club.
Photo: John Bessette © 18 September 1961 - via Tom Singfield
52-6112 was yellow a long time ago too!
Photo: DHC © 1953 - (cropped from Slide No:337)
52-6112 with Army friend over Toronto in December 1953
Bombardier - de Havilland Canada © Photo : DHC2289_1253

c/n 490

52-6112 • N4957 • 52-6112 • N4500 • N5579D



52-6112 USAF #1274. L-20 No: 275. Command AF-3. Delivered 22-Apr-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N4957 State of Maine Forestry Department, Augusta, ME. Regd Sep-1971.

52-6112 Struck off charge from USAF inventory on 15-Mar-1974.

N4500 Served with Langley AFB., Flying Club, VA. Circa 1961. 4500th Air Base Wing - hence registration! Other details unknown.

N5579D Feb-1980. (also reported as N5379D) Details unknown. Regn removed from register on 31-Jan-2013!!

N4957 Sheyenne Air LLP., Argusville, ND. Sep-1971?

N4957 Mid Atlantic Air Museum Inc., Middletown, PA. Regd 24-Feb-1984. On USCAR at 01-Oct-1994.

Note: Aug -1988 In Mid Atlantic Air Museum at Reading Airport, PA., in USAF markings 26112 / LG-112.

N4957 Steve Lacombe, Hessmer, LA. Regd 07-Mar-1997.

N4957 Joe Furgerson, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, CA. Regd 09-Apr-2003.

Airworthiness certificate: 09-Apr-2010.


USAF History

52-6112 was made available on 10-Apr-1953 to the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit) unit of the USAF at Downsview, ON., and accepted on 15-Apr-1953. It was assigned to the Tactical Air Force on 22-Apr-1953 when it was attached to the 1st Liaison Squadron at George AFB.,. CA. It remained at George and was passed to the 479th Day Fighter Wing remaining with this unit until 08-Apr-1955, It now moved to the Training Command at Nellis AFB., NV., and was attached to the 3595th Combat Crew Training Wing until 01-Jul-1958 when a re-organisation saw the unit re-assigned to the TAC and also re-designated as the 4520th Combat Crew Training Wing.

On 29-Apr-1960 it moved to Langley AFB., VA., and was attached to the 4440th Air Defence Group before moving across to the 4500th Air Base Wing. A re-assignment to the Strategic Air Command on 25-Jan-1963 and attachment to the 307th Bombardment Wing followed.

Emblem of 307th Bombardment Wing

It was struck off charge from the USAF inventory on 15-Mar-1974 having been previously stored at Warner Robins AFB.