187th Transport Airplane Company

Unit History




<<< Several Caribous parked at 187th field location, South of Augusta, GA during the 11th Air Assault 90 day field problem. Note the spectators cars lined up along the road to watch the aircraft.  (Jim Davis)

>>> 62-4156 (c/n # 92) on approach to the 187th field location.   (Jim Davis)



62-4151 (cn 87) operating with the 11th Air Assault Division and assigned to the 187th Air Transport Company, It  was on a long range over the water training mission and was forced to ditch 8 miles off Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico on August 14, 1964. The crew was safely rescued by a U.S. Marine helicopter. (photo via Tom Chapman)


The following photos of 62-4151 taken at the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station were provided by Robert Dahn who was the Operation Officer of the 1st Aviation Company at the time of the accident. The Air Assault Logo on the tail and the damage to the right wing and stabilizer - as we were told that the recovery ship tried to put cables under the wings to lift it from the water and in the process broke the air bubble and plane then sunk some ways down before they could pull it back up - with considerable damage to the wings and entire plane.  Note the horizontal stabilizer.


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