87-00112, Boeing D model kit number M3231, was a CH-47D helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 29 September 1988. As of 8 October 1999, 87-00112 had accumulated 1,096.0 D model hours and 3,347.0 total aircraft hours.

   87-00112 was a conversion from the original A model Chinook 63-07920.

   On 22 October 1987, 87-00112 was inducted into the D model program, converted, and initially assigned to D Company - "Cyclones", 502nd Aviation Regiment, United States Army Europe (USAREUR), Mannheim, Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) (West Germany).

   D Company was the former 295th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Cyclones". D company was deactivated in approximately 1992.

   At some point, 87-00112 was assigned to B Company - "Hercules", 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 18th Aviation Brigade, Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Stewart, Georgia.

   B Company was the former 132nd ASHC.

   In approximately 1988, when the U.S. Army converted to the Regimental system of unit designations, the 132nd ASHC became B Company.

   In September 1996, 2nd Battalion was deactivated and the unit was redesignated B Company, 159th Aviation Regiment. B Company became subordinate to the 18th Aviation Brigade.

   As of 5 March 2001, the 18th Aviation Brigade was located at Simmons Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 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.

   As of 1 January 2002, this aircraft was 37.2 years old.

   As of 8 October 1999, the last known location of 87-00112 was Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Stewart, Georgia, assigned to B Company, 159th Aviation Regiment.

   Aircraft Status: Flyable.



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