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c/n 554, N54497

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Doug Johnson:
3 pictures 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 554, s/n 62-5914, built 05/62 L-28 for USAF, s/n 62-5914 accepted USAF 05/62, t/n “25914” USAF Tactical Air Command 1st Air Commando Group Eglin Air Force Base (Hulbert Fld) FL until 05/62, L-28A re designated U-10A, equipment change to U-10B 02/63, until 05/67, USAF Southern Command, 24th Special Operations Wing, 605th Air Commando Squadron, Howard AFB, Panama Canal Zone until 07/71, USAF Air Force Special Operations Command, 1st Special Operations Wing, 317th Special Operations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Field #9 (Hurlburt Field), FL (Code AO) until 06/72, sent to Davis Montham AZ for storage until 06/72, USAF declared excess struck off charge released storage '74, as N54497 (FAA file card has note to release no imformation) US Customs Service Davis Montham Air Support Branch AZ until '75, FAA incident severely damaged in flat spin test when dropped from crane @ FAA investigation training school Oklahoma City, OK, dereg 9/76, as dismantled for storage ? Unknown place

below Howard AFB Dec68

below Hurlburt Fld Aug71

below Hurlburt Fld Feb72

Doug Johnson:
Just added a couple picture and opened them above

Doug Johnson:
Another picture at Hulbert fld 02/72 not long before being removed from service

Now all we need is a photo as N54497  while with US customs and the lineup will mostly be complete.

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