Noorduyn UC-64A 'Norseman'

  Base model:C-64
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1962
  Basic role:Transport
  Modified Mission:Utility

  Length: 31' 9" 9.6 m
  Height:10' 1" 3.0 m
  Wingspan: 51' 6" 15.7 m
  Gross Weight: 7,399 lb 3,356 kg
  Max Weight: 7,400 lb 3,356 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1
  Horsepower (each): 600

  Range: 1,150 miles 1,851 km
  Cruise Speed: 148 mph 238 km/h 128 kt
  Max Speed: 162 mph 260 km/h 140 kt
  Ceiling: 17,000 ft 5,181 m

Known serial numbers
42-13602, 43-5109 / 43-5402, 43-7203 / 43-7208, 43-35326 / 43-35445, 44-70255 / 44-70554

Examples of this type may be found at
Canada Aviation Museum+ttawaOntario
Eighth Air Force MuseumBarksdale AFBLouisiana
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

UC-64A on display

United States Air Force Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Dick Dolman
 Kenai, AK
My first job was pushing air drop supplies out the door of a Noorduyn Norseman to firefighters on the State of Washington/Canadian border fire in 1947. I can still remember the smoke and heat as we flew low to assure hitting the drop zone. I was tethered to the inside of the plane to prevent me from sliding out with the cargo when the plane was banked in a forward slip to ease the pushing effort. The flights originated from the Intercity Airport between Twisp and Winthrop, Washington. The pilot as I recall was Don Moyer who, as a 12 year old kid, I idolized. My dad was also a pilot for the Forest Service at Intercity, flying an observer in an L-5.
10/24/2010 @ 15:51 [ref: 31648]
 John Koenreich
 Paige, TX
I am looking for any information, especially photographs of a Norseman C-64 floatplane that was operated for many years by Bowman Airways out of their seaplane base in International Falls, MN. It was possibly sold in the late 1970's or early 80's.
09/05/2010 @ 09:17 [ref: 29775]
 Greg Mockford
 , AB
LZO is about to circumnavigate Canada to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Powered Flight in Canada. You can view a video of LZO by going to our web site at www.norseman100.ca
01/20/2009 @ 12:08 [ref: 23520]
 Orin Seybert
 Anchorage, AK
At the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in Anchorage we have a Norseman owned by Jim Magoffin, Interior Airways in Fairbanks. It is complete and intact, we just have to recover and restore it.
We need a set of landing gear shock struts for it. Any ideas on where we could buy/borrow/steal a set?
Thanks, Orin Seybert (907) 243-7701
08/16/2006 @ 15:29 [ref: 13905]
 Tim Garcia
 , IN
I am trying to find the color scheme or drawings or photos and any information on the uc-64 that carried Glenn Miller. I would appreciate reference information to help me accurately depict this aircraft in a 1/48 scale model. My search thus far has only found an alleged tail number, 44-70285. I need colors, paint scheme, etc. Please help if you can. Thanks...
07/09/2006 @ 08:46 [ref: 13687]
 Arno van der Holst
 Lelystad, OTH
Hello Norseman friends!

We, The Dutch Aviation Museum 'Aviodrome' are restoring a Noorduyn Norseman (44-70509). We found wartime items in it, so we think it was used in France from early '45 to the end of the War.

If you have any information about the use of the Norseman in France, please share it with us.

Thanks and best regards,

Arno van der Holst
06/18/2006 @ 06:22 [ref: 13540]
 Dan \"Bear\" Kelley
 Colorado Springs, CO
Don't forget: The Immortal Glenn Miller (Band Leader) was lost over the English Channel on Dec 15, 1944 in a UC-64 Norseman on his way to a Christmas concert in France in support of the troops.
04/15/2005 @ 17:41 [ref: 9962]
 Pablo Colombo
 Mar del PLata, OTH
We are reconstructing an UC-64. It was very destroyed. I have Pictures and data to share.
06/09/2004 @ 20:25 [ref: 7578]
 Thomas B Lynch
 Brattleboro, VT
After 34 combat missions as a B24 navigator I was assigned to the 320th at Honington as squadron navigator.I later lead the 320th to LeBourget in Paris where I remained until November 1944. I have been trying to locate anyone who was there at that time. Tom Lynch, LTC USA Retired
02/19/2004 @ 16:38 [ref: 6800]
 peter worby
 england, BC
seeking any 27th air transport group pilots who were in england in 1944 who flew uc64s,also did you know nipper morgan? and did you fly drop offs and pick ups for x2?
09/09/2002 @ 09:44 [ref: 5654]


Recent photos uploaded by our visitors