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Arnold Fredrickson


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 when he descended into Shining Tor.

The aircraft caught fire on crashing, but Fredrickson escaped. He made his way to Stake Farm, where apparently he was found brandishing a broke piece of the aircraft to 'fend off coyotes'


Units served with


  • 43-35439

    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...

Associated Place

  • 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


Date Contributor Update
01 November 2019 14:51:29 Emily Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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