Author Topic: c/n 1246, PK-UCD  (Read 2383 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 1246, PK-UCD
« on: April 19, 2015, 08:19:56 AM »
2 picture check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.

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c/n 1246, built 04/67 as U-10D s/n 66-14344 for USAF accepted 04/67, t/n “66-14344” USAF (Air Defense Command) 4600th Consolidated Line Maintenance Squadron, Peterson AFB CO until '69, operated as glider tug at USAF Academy at CO Springs until '71, unknown until 06/72, USAF storage MASDC Davis-Monthan AFB AZ declared excess 11/74, released from storage as N99900 sold 03/76, Summer Institue Linguistics (Jaars 41st Helio of 46) installed 1400 series dorsal fin and trapazoidal rear windows cargo pod & aerodynamic enhancement speed mod (STC SA00788AT) dereg export 04/83, as PK-UCD Cenderwasih University, Jayapura, Iran Jaya Indonesia, removed from service (High time Total 12 to 13 thousand hrs), registry cancelled 10/11, YAJASI (Jaars) disassembled Sentani, Indonesia and stored in a 30’ sea land container waiting for export authorization at present time



Doug

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1246, as U-10D 66-14344
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 01:13:58 PM »
I'm still sorting pictures I've found about 20 here is a photo of c/n 1246 as a U-10D s/n 66-14344 in military livery while in storage at Davis-Monthan, before it was released to Jaars.

Unfortunately I can't open it above. It really should be the first photo. Anyone know David F. Brown there are a bunch of Helios in the background maybe he has other pictures. I have no Idea where this photo came from.



« Last Edit: March 06, 2017, 08:28:25 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »

gearedone

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Re: c/n 1246, PK-UCD
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 07:14:17 AM »
I know David F. Brown has a fantastic collection of military photos on Airfighters dot com

I'll get a contact for you

Stephen

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1246 as U-10D 66-14344
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 03:55:10 PM »
New photos of 1246 as 66-14344 in 68-69 should be at the top of the page as 1,2, and 3

Plus enough info from David Nowlin about his dad who was the squadron commander at the time to redo the History paragraph of this a/c and make some corrections in other 14 a/c in 56th ACWing.

c/n 1246, built 04/67 as U-10D s/n 66-14344 USAF accepted 04/67, t/n 66-14344, US (Pacific Air Forces Air Defense Command) 56th Air Combat Wing 606th Special Operations Squadron (Phycops loudmouth litterbugs), Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, until mid '69, Then 4600th ABW Consolidated Line Maintenance Squadron, Peterson AFB CO, operated as glider tug at USAF Academy at CO Springs until '71, unknown until 06/72, USAF placed in storage MASDC Davis-Montham AFB AZ declared excess 11/74, released from storage as N99900 sold 03/76, (SIL) (Jaars 41st Helio of 46) converted from U-10D to civilian H-295 converted to civilian configured 120 gal LR fuel system, installed 1400 series dorsal fin and trapezoidal rear windows cargo pod & aerodynamic enhancement speed mod (STC SA00788AT) dereg export 04/83, as PK-UCD Cenderwasih University, Jayapura, Iran Jaya Indonesia, removed from service (High time Total 12 to 13 thousand hrs), registry cancelled 10/11, YAJASI (Jaars) disassembled Sentani, Indonesia and stored in a 30' sea land container, waiting for export authorization at present time.



« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 04:26:24 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »

tailhook

Re: c/n 1246, PK-UCD
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 08:05:53 AM »
The only versions of the U-10D's I saw when temporarily stationed at 90th Replacement July 1969, Bien Hoa, RVN were with the 5TH ACS that flew litter bug missions in the South. After deployment to Phu Bai, Camp Eagle, Evans and the A Shau Valley no U-10's were stationed that far north. These areas were infiltrated by mostly NVA regiments and were heavily armed with B-40 rockets, RPG's, and 122's. We were right on the eastern side of the Laotian border trying to control fire bases in those area's that were under constant ambush against elements of 3 Battalions of the 101ST Airborne Division.

The U-10's with 56th ACS based in Northeastern Thailand flew snooper missions, leaflet drops, and re-supply sorties from NKP. Most PsyOps mission profiles were concentrated near the Cambodian border near the Ia Drang Valley, Parrot's Beak, and locations northwest of Saigon.

We couldn't get a B-52 strike for several months in early 1970 because of the Paris peace talks with Nixon/Kissinger halting those ever-so-important air raids that eventually allowing NVA build-up along the Ho Chi Minh trail to the sum of 8 regiments. My combat unit was one of recon/intelligence gathering and radio-relay, we stayed out of fire fight situations at all costs, until the Battle for Ripcord started on March 12, 1970. The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk's based at Phu Bai did most of our aerial recon.

In May of 1970 all heck broke loose after the monsoon ended and the casualty rate of our unit went through the roof.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 02:09:25 PM by tailhook »

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1246 as U-10D 66-14344
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 02:54:51 PM »
Steve, I'm not sure I understand. Are you just commenting? Or did i make an error.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 03:23:41 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »

tailhook

Re: c/n 1246, PK-UCD
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 03:03:58 PM »
Just commenting, I don't see any errors, just giving the readers a little take on my observance of U-10 activity as little of it I saw, when stationed in RVN from 1969-70

At the time didn't really know what their mission was.

Hope this rectifies some of the body of the message.

Stephen

Daven59

Re: c/n 1246, PK-UCD
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2019, 03:35:03 PM »
My dad Major Klyne D. Nowlin had these pictures i acquired after his passing. The few stories he told me had him doing all manor of missions from litterbug,mail delivery, missionary insert to inserting and retracting special operators. He did get lost once early in his deployment as he said his orientation flights were cut to one mission. He ended up low on fuel and forced to land at what ended up an air America base (CIA) after a lengthy debriefing he asked so where was I in which the debriefer said “We don’t even go in there”! Im sure he probably flew every U10D in his squadron as I don’t think they had assigned a/c. But I don’t know for certain. It would be so nice if someone who reads this was there and flew with my Dad but i know that might be a stretch.

Daven59

Re: c/n 1246, PK-UCD
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2019, 03:48:21 PM »
To just add a big thank you Doug for updating the info on 66 144344. Glad i could be of service.
DN