L-19A Bird Dog

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Military History


The L-19A Bird Dog, a derivative of the Cessna 170, was designed to be used for reconnaissance and forward air control. Bird Dogs were operated by the U.S. Army, USMC, and USAF. Over 3,200 of them were built between 1950 and 1959. The L-19A saw action in the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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L-19A - Constr #: 305A 22677 - Serial No: 51-12351 (U.S. Army)

The known history of this aircraft is listed below.

Date Squadron Squadron Name Location
1952 Manufactured   Wichita, KS
1952 Apr 19 Delivered U.S. Army Field Forces Port of San Francisco, CA
....     Shipped to Japan
....     Shipped to Korea - saw action in Korean War
....     Shipped back to U.S. Post-War
Post-War - 1982     No records
1982     Civilian Ownership - Texas
1986     Civilian Ownership - South Carolina
1994     Civilian Ownership - Colorado
1998     Civilian Ownership - North Carolina
2002     Civilian Ownership - Illinois
2003 Dec     Warbird Heritage Foundation
Restored to current condition