Aircraft Photo of 51-7144 / 0-17144 | Grumman HU-16B Albatross | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #76442
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:51-7144
Alternate Serial:0-17144
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-64 Albatross
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman G-64 Albatross (G-111 / U-16)
Aircraft Version:Grumman HU-16B Albatross
C/n (msn):194
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Warner Robins - Robins AFBMap
Region / Country:Georgia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KWRB   IATA: WRB   Local: WRB   Other: -
Collection:Museum of Aviation
 
Photo Date:28 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 76442
Photo Comment

This HU-16 was delivered to the USAF in 1954 and assigned to the 41st ARS at Hamilton AFB, CA. In 1964 it was transferred to the 33rd ARS at Naha AB, Okinawa, making numerous SAR deployments to Vietnam. It was finally retired in 1971 and became one of the first aircraft placed at the Museum of Aviation in 1983.

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