Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman
flown in 1935 Noorduyn Avaition, Ltd. of Montreal, Canada. First flown in 1935, the Norseman was designed for rugged Canadian bush country operations and could be equipped with wheels, floats, or skis.
Before WW II, 69 were delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force as trainers. After service testing seven YC-64s, the U.S. Army Air Forces adopted the aircraft in 1942 as a light transport.
plane was also designated UC-64 and served with the USAAF from
1925-1962 as a light transport and utility plane, capable of carrying cargo or up to ten passengers.
Noorduyn produced 762 Norseman for the USAAF before the war ended. Of these, 749 were UC-64As, including three that went to the Navy as JA-1s and six that were equipped with floats for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The last Norseman was produced in late 1959.
Known wartime serial numbers include
42-13602, 43-5109 / 43-5402, 43-7203 / 43-7208, 43-35326 / 43-35445,
44-70255 / 44-70554
The Norseman on display was acquired by the Museum in March 1981. It is marked as a Norseman based in Alaska late in WW II.