M.--- RAF F/O Arvid Piltingsrud b. 8 Dec 1912, Sør-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway 1941 - 42
Travelled to Canada from Scotland, 21 Jun 1940 and was an instructor in the 'Little Norway' flying school
prev. 161 (Special Duty) Sqn, RAF
1 accident, his fault:
- 9 Mar 1942, in Lockheed Hudson N7332 at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire: "Whilst landing, aircraft swung off the runway, ground looped and broke the undercarriage. Pilot failed to correct swing, using engine in an attempt to do so, instead of rudder and brake control. The mechanic in the second pilot's seat applied brakes and released tail wheel lock without authority from the pilot."
m. Dec 1943 Inger M [Mackenzie]
d. 23 Jan 1994
"After the war, Piltingsrud flew in DNL and SAS before returning to Widerøe. After retiring, he took a shorter assignment for Norrønafly and flew the first trips with charter tourists to Majorca.
His brother, Major Gunnar Piltingsrud died in 1944 when his plane was shot down. A third brother, Rasmus, was the head of the Milorg base Elg in Begnadalen .
Piltingsrud was honored for his war effort with the Olav Medal of the Oaks, the War Medal, the British Distinguished Flying Cross, and the French Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre with palm." - Wikipedia