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UC-64/64A Norseman

Crashed on 29 September 1944 on a liaison flight from RAF Winthorpe to Burtonwood. The pilot, 2nd Lt Arnold Frederickson encountered low cloud and heavy wind, and wrongly assumed he had passed the high ground when he descended and crashed into Shining Tor. The aircraft turned over and caught fire on crashing, but Frederickson escaped.



  • Arnold Fredrickson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Crashed in UC-64A Norseman 43-45439 at Shining Tor on 29 September 1944. Fredrickson was on a liaison flight from Burtonwood to RAF Winthorpe and back. He encountered bad weather on the return journey and wrongly assumed he had passed the high ground...


  • Burtonwood

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1939-40, the RAF's No. 37 Maintenance Unit used the base from 1940 to 1942, before it became a joint Anglo-American maintenance and servicing airfield - a Base Air Depot. After the war it continued to be used as a maintenance and...

  • Shining Tor

    Crash site


Event Location Date
Crashed 29 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
01 November 2019 14:47:11 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations


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