66-00123, Boeing build number B-255, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 22 October 1966. 66-00123 accumulated at least 3,241.3 aircraft hours.

   On an unknown start date, 66-00123 was originally assigned to the unit that would eventually become C Company - "Flippers", 159th Aviation Regiment, 18th Aviation Brigade, located at Simmons Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. At some point, and as of 31 December 2003, the 18th Aviation Brigade was located at Simmons Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, and was subordinate to the 18th Airborne Corps. The 18th Airborne Corps was subordinate to Forces Command (FORSCOM), which was a major command (MACOM) of 2nd Army. C Company was the former 196th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Flippers". The 196th ASHC was redesignated A Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment in approximately 1988. In September 1996, 2nd Battalion was deactivated and the unit was redesignated A Company, 159th Aviation Regiment. In approximately November 1996, the unit was redesignated as C Company, 159th Aviation Regiment.

   On 15 February 1985, 66-00123 was inducted into the D model program and converted to 85-24332.

   The last known location of 66-00123 was at Boeing during the conversion.

   Aircraft status: Converted to D model.



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