I received the following e-mail and photos from Matt Henderson about Cessna O-1G Birddog 51-12134 which served with the 504th/19th TASS at Bien Hoa AB. If anyone has any info about this aircraft please post a REPLAY in this TOPIC
From: Matt Henderson
Date: May 14, 2015 at 19:12:16 CDT
Subject: Cessna O-1G Birddog 51-12134 504th/19th TASS Bien Hoa
My name is Matt Henderson and I’ve recently become the owner of ex-USAF Cessna O-1G Birddog 51-12134 which I understand served with the 504th/19th TASS at Bien Hoa.
This aircraft, along with a number of other O-1’s and A36’s was recovered from Vietnam in 1989 by a group of Australians. It was then purchased and painstakingly restored over 17 years by a good friend of mine Lindsay McKee who served with 2SQN RAAF in Vietnam as a RADTECH on Canberra bombers.
I came across your site while researching and I’m hoping to find photos of the aircraft, people who may have flown it, worked on it. Would you mind posting this information / request on your site in the hope that someone may assist.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I have attached a couple of recent photos of the aircraft as there may be folks interested in seeing where the aircraft ended up and that it’s still actively flying.