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    Canadian Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman

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    Post by Battalion Colours on Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:59 pm

    Canadian Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman 07110210

    http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=515

    I know the UC-64 served operationally with the 1st Air Commando Group [164th, 165th and 166th Liaison Squadrons] and the 2nd Air Commando Group [127th, 155th and 156th Liaison Squadrons] in Burma, and the 3rd Air Commando Group in the Philippines.

    Did the UC-64 fly combat operations with the RCAF? If yes, with which unit/units?


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    Post by edstorey on Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:50 pm

    Yes, they were used by the RCAF in WWII and well into the 1950s, I believe they were retired in the early 1960s. Here is an image of one in 1952.

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    Post by Darrell on Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:10 am

    Hi Adam

    Nice concise history here:

    http://www.norsemanhistory.ca/Overview.htm

    No indication of a Combat use by the RCAF but rather as "...navigational and radio trainers..."

    I guess if Glen Miller was shot down then an inadvertant combat role!!

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    Post by Battalion Colours on Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:01 pm

    Thank you Darrell.


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