De Havilland Canada U-6A 'Beaver'

Notes: HIGH-WING utility transport (1 CREW, PASSENGERS) .
  Manufacturer:De Havilland Canada
  Base model:U-6
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1952-Present
  Basic role:Utility

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Known serial numbers
64-15462, 164524 / 164525

Examples of this type may be found at
Castle Air MuseumAtwaterCalifornia
Museum of AviationWarner Robins AFBGeorgia
New England Air MuseumWindsor LocksConnecticut
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
United States Army Transportation MuseumFort EustisVirginia

U-6A on display

Castle Air Museum

Museum of Aviation

United States Air Force Museum

United States Army Transportation Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Steve dorste
 , IN
Stationed at Camp Humphreys in Korea about April 1966 and there was still a b
Beaver (one) at that time.
03/14/2015 @ 13:27 [ref: 68984]
 Tom Tyndall
 Richmond, VA
I was stationed at Castle from June 1980 to June 1985.
Volunteered with the museum. This aircraft was the first one I painted, inside and out.
Flew the L-5 in from Modesto and put the radio/intercom in the B-47 as well as weighed it before its flight.
Good times and great people.
07/20/2014 @ 12:59 [ref: 68570]
 Guy G
 Big Spring, TX
I was dual qualified flying F-4's and the U-6 Beaver @ George AFB, CA. Flew as a Forward Air Controller and delivered/returned pilots from the gunnery range. Loved flying the U-6(and the Phantom!)
02/18/2013 @ 10:18 [ref: 67593]
 Syracuse, NY
I was crew chief on a U6-A beaver at Fort Bragg NC in 1964-65. I loved that plane and took care of it like my child.I would even go the the airfield on my days off to run er up and check her out,just for the pure fun of hearing that R-985 purr.
02/17/2013 @ 08:09 [ref: 67591]
 Steven Schlah
 Ventura, CA
As an Army Airframe Repairman in Vietnam, in 1968, I was unlucky enough to be ordered to paint an U-6 Beaver over there, rather than have it sent back to the States for the proper echelon maintenance and "weight and balance certification". But orders were orders. The plane had been "resurrected" (with the monumental work done by a Beaver crew chief, and he did an excellent job)from a couple of downed ships and may new parts, and it was to be the chariot for the 18th Engineer Battalion's Commanding General. But upon it's "maiden flight", it crashed upon take-off, as the pilot didn't clear an unseen culvert at Dong Ba Thin Airport. The cockpit nearly separated from the fuselage and the General, riding in the passenger section, was thrown out of the plane, with, luckily, only cuts and bruises. But they came back on me, as the "weight and balance" had not been done and they blamed the mishap on "too much paint", which I applied, under orders. So, they were going to "charge me" for the "cost" of the aircraft. It was finally resolved, and I was off the hook, but the U-6 never flew again, it's parts were "salvaged", and I never had to paint another "entire" aircraft during the remainder of my tour.
07/12/2012 @ 02:50 [ref: 63166]
 David Rose
 Shelby, NC
I went into the Army 8-8-63. Was sent to Ft Rucker, AL for aviation school. Was in the area where we learned to run-up the R 985s when JFK was killed.
I was a crew chief on Beaver 51-16840 at Camp Humphrey, Korea in 1964. Later was x-ferred to Taegu, Korea to a "re-build site"(iron) where I was elevated to a Tech Inspector. Lived with the USAF on a Korean AF Base. I spent 10 days in Saigon in 1966 at the airbase where a Spec 4 and I put a Beaver together that had just come in from Corpus Christi in a box. Assembled it, test flew it and then flew it back to Korat, Thailand where I was TDY from Ft.Belvoir, VA. I do remember flying in another 8-4-0 and I think it was a 56 model.
Anybody out there got any recollection of that time and those places?
David Rose
09/04/2010 @ 10:35 [ref: 29769]
1955, 1956 BEST PLANE BY FAR
04/06/2009 @ 16:51 [ref: 24082]
1955, 1956 BEST PLANE BY FAR
04/06/2009 @ 16:45 [ref: 24081]
1955, 1956 BEST PLANE BY FAR
04/06/2009 @ 16:44 [ref: 24080]
 , FL

I was Crew Chief on US Army DeHavilland Beaver (L-20) Tail No. 32804 at K-16 Air Base, Korea in 1956-1958. Assigned to 304th Sig. Bn. attached to HQ 8th Army Avaiation Det. Flew all over Korea with Lt. Berry and Jacquot. Good memories, lots of fun, LOVE the Beaver ! Never forget the sound of that R-985 engine.
11/10/2008 @ 12:49 [ref: 23007]


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