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RAAF Serial Type Const No. USAAF Serial RAF Serial Delivered Aircraft History
A16-1 Mk.I 1750 n/a   09/02/40 Del ex USA09/02/40.
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp SCE-Gs.
Assembled and test flown 29/03/40.
Rec No 1 Sqn 15/04/40.
Accident 17/07/40 at Seletar when aircraft overshot strip and crashed.
Damaged to Port Wing, engines, undercarriage and fuselage.
Sent back by Ship to Australia 18/07/41.
Repaired by 28/08/42 after lengthy repair by Clyde Engineering.
To 1 OTU 31/08/42
Noted on 32Sqn RAAF operations doing Biscuit bombing 1/1/43 flown by Flt R Cornfoot & crew in PNG.
Issued to Dept of Aircraft Production 03/09/48. Scrapped.
A16-2 Mk.I 1778 n/a   26/01/40 Del 26/01/40 ex USA.
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp SCE-Gs.
Assembled 2AD 29/03/40.
Dual controlled.
Allocated 8Sqn RAAF 09/05/40.
Rec 6Sqn RAAF 03/07/40.
Accident 01/08/40 at Richmond when on landing port undercarriage collapsed.
2AD for repairs.
Mainplanes #004190 and #003191 repaired. Damaged Starboard Mainplane (#004190) repaired 07/03/42.
Rec 1OTU 19/03/42.
Taxy Accident 22/05/42 when aircraft struck holding down Concrete block, causing damage to fuselage. Repaired.
Fitted with Boulton Paul turret finally in September 1942.
Accident 01/11/42 when undercarriage collapsed on landing.
Crew was F/Lt G L Brown Serv#700, P/O C Onley Serv#403949, Sgt R W Sterrett Serv#4581 and Sgt J Cameron Serv#406825 not injured. Repaired .
As one of 4 Hudson from 1OTU on detachment to PNG, damaged by enemy fire 26/12/42 after take-off from Dobodura PNG when attacked by 7 Zeros. Piloted by Sqn Ldr O B Hall before evading rest of Zeros, managed to shoot down one confirmed with one other probable. Aircraft landed at Wards Strip heavily damaged by Machine gun and cannon fire, with further damage to airframe due to collision with trees when evading Zeros.(Other aircraft involved were A16-3/110/127).
Rec 2AD ex 1OTU 06/06/44.
Rec ANA for overhaul 23/08/44.
Not re-issued to 1OTU, but held 1AD.
Destroyed by fire 17/09/46.
A16-3 Mk.I 1779 n/a   26/01/40 Del 26/01/40 ex USA.
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp SCE-Gs.
Erected and test flown 29/03/40 as Dual controlled.
Rec 8 Sqn RAAF
Served with 6 Sqn RAAF 01/04/40.
Rec 23Sqn RAAF 01/07/40. Coded "T".
Turret removed for installation into A16-163 22/01/42.
Rec 1 AD ex 23Sqn RAAF 25/01/42.
Rec O.T.U. 16/02/42.
Rec 5AD 16/09/42 to have Boulton Paul Turret re-installed.
Rec
1 OTU 05/10/42.
Combat loss 26/12/42 when from flight from Dobodura to Wards Airstrip, whilst evading Japanese fighters, shot down into Hairko Bay near Buna PNG.
It was later discovered that this was a Blue shoot down by a US Navy Ship in area.
F/Lt G Hemsworth Serv#417, Sgt A H Rodd Serv#411048, F/Sgt R Bamber Serv# 403250 and F/Sgt H R Stephens Serv#404304 survived ditching.
F/Sgt Stephens would succumb to his injuries (five gunshot wounds) later in hospital. (Other aircraft involved were A16-2/110/127). Two Wounded Evacuees (Australian Army) were killed during the flight.

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A16-4 Mk.I 1855 n/a   26/01/40 Del ex USA 26/01/40.
Erected and test flown 29/05/40.
Issued No 6 Sqn.
Rec 2AD 10/04/40.
To 8Sqn RAAF.
Destroyed by bombing at Semplak, Java 22/2/42.
A16-5 Mk.I 1856 n/a   26/01/40 Del 26/01/40 ex USA to 2AD.
Issued 6Sqn RAAF 01/04/40.
Accident 30/04/41 when A16-38 Taxied into it damaging rudder assembly.
Issued to 2Sqn RAAF 05/01/42.
Rec 2AD 16/02/42.
Damaged Drysdale NT 07/03/42.
Demolished by Army authorities 04/04/42.

Hudson A16-5

A16-6 Mk.I 1857 n/a   26/01/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 26/01/40.
Issued No 6 Sqn RAAF 01/04/40.
Rec 2Sqn RAAF 24/06/40.
Destroyed by bombing and strafing RAAF Darwin 19/02/42 some 3 hours after arriving from NEI.
SOC 01/03/42 (Photo held of burnt out wreck at Darwin.)

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A16-7 Mk.I 1858 n/a   26/01/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 26/01/40.
Issued to 14 Sqn 04/04/40.
Dual Control.
Accident 27/08/40 when aircraft made heavy landing after circuit of aerodrome at Pearce WA. Undercarriage collapsed on taxying when turning 120degrees.
Damage to Port wing and Rudder. Crew F/Lt A A Barlow and F/O R A Fletcher. Repaired.
Rec 2AD 27/05/41.
Rec 14Sqn 06/07/41.
Allocated 151MU RAF at Malaya 18/12/41.Canc.
Allocated 13Sqn ex 14Sqn 20/12/41.
Accident 20/12/41 when during taxying, main wheel dropped into ditch damaging oleo.
Rec 13Sqn 28/12/41.
While part of a 5 ship strike on Enemy forces at Mendo on 12/01/42. They were attacked by 3 Japanese Flying Boats and 5 Zero's. Four of the five Hudsons were shot down, this being one of them. A16-7 crashed near Ranowangoko, North Celebes.
Crew; F/Lt Geoffrey Sattler Serv#260510 (Pilot), Sgt John Graham Goode Serv#407788 (2nd Pilot), Sgt Reginald Anthony Desmond Hunter Serv# 5978 (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) and Sgt Matthew Roscoe Hodgson 406529 (Wireless Op/Air Gunner).
Remains removed from crash site grave during 1946 and placed in Macassar War Cementary in graves AC5, AB6, 7, and 8.

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A16-8 Mk.I 1859 n/a   26/01/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 26/01/40.
Issued to 13Sqn 08/06/40.Coded N on forward fuselage per all 13Sqn aircraft.
Dual Control.
Accident 1515hrs 01/04/41 when aircraft forced landed at Darwin Aerodrome due to fuel problem on port engine.
Crew: W/Cdr J R Balmer, F/O R Cornfoot, Sgt M Hipkins, and Cpl N Pascoe, all Ok.
Accident 11.45hrs 15/08/41, when aircraft failed to pull out of a dive after damaging port wing after striking target and then loosing Port Engine from wing.
The aircraft crashed into the sea some 250 yards from target on the Darwin gunnery range .
Crew; FLGOFF Murray Charles Davies 637, FLGOFF Paul John Wallace Keely 669, SGT Maxwell Alexander Hipkins 400176 (WAG) and LAC James Curry 8813 (Fitter) killed.
A16-9 Mk.I 1860 n/a   26/01/40 Rec ex USA 26/01/40.
Erected and flown 20/03/40.
Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 05/07/40.
Lost 30/01/42, when F/Lt R Cumming and crew crashed shortly after take-off from Penfori Strip, with all being killed.
Buried at Koepang Dutch Cemetery.
A16-10 Mk.I 1861 n/a   26/01/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 26/01/40.
Allocated 8Sqn RAAF, canc,
Allocated 13Sqn RAAF 29/06/40.
Accident 10/08/40 when Ambulance collided with tail unit at Darwin. Repaired.
Accident 31/10/40 when aircraft went on nose at Richmond.
Accident 31/12/40 at Darwin on landing, aircraft bounced and struck starboard wing and then port wing tip, tipped on nose and swung 180degrees and stopped.
Pilot was F/Lt Nicolas, F/O J Turnbull, P/O Pearson and AC1 Mather.
Repaired by Clyde Engineering. 1OTU when repaired.
Scrapped 25/03/48.

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A16-11 Mk.I 1862 n/a   07/02/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 07/04/40. Dual control.
Dual controls removed and into store 29/05/40.
Served with 8 Sqn.
Damaged when bomb prematurely exploded 15/11/40.
Repaired by 151MU. Coded NN-B and named "Ichabod".
Took off 0630hrs from Sembawang with A16-87 (F/Lt Plenty) and shot down 20 miles east of near Kauntan, Malaya 24/01/42 by 4 enemy fighters.
Crew: F/Lt C Spurgeon Serv#569, F/O S Chesterman Serv#400001, A/Sgt D Devlin Serv#4280, Sgt A Duxbury Serv#400343 missing believed killed.
F/Lt C Spurgeon Serv#569 later listed as POW and survived the war.
He advised that the Gunner (Duxbury) was severely wounded by the action and that he ditched the aircraft successfully in the sea. All abandoned the aircraft. The Life raft inflated by P/O Chesterman deflated and they were left with their Mae West Jackets to keep them afloat. Separated later that day, F/Lt Spurgeon was captured three days after reaching land (29/01/42)and was eventually sent via Changi to Formosa later in 1942 where he remained until 1945.
A16-12 Mk.I 1863 n/a   07/02/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 07/02/40.
Issued to 7Sqn RAAF 05/08/40.
With 2Sqn RAAF 21/0/40.
With 2Sqn at outbreak of Pacific War.
While part of a 5 ship strike on Enemy forces (4 Cruisers/4 Destroyers and 2 troop ships) at Kema Bay, Mendo NEI on 12/01/42.
They were attacked by 3 Japanese Flying Boats and 5 Zero's. Two of the five Hudsons were shot down, this being one of them. Witnesses saw aircraft catch fire following fighter attack, and spin into the sea from 12000 feet. No parachutes observed.
Crew; F/O Peter Creighton Gorrie Serv#407168 (Pilot), Sgt Wesley Leonard Morgan Serv#408112, Sgt John Edward Farrington Serv#17633 and Sgt K.R.T. McCrackan Serv#406219.
Other aircraft lost on raid was A16-46.
After the war, the finding was that the crew were killed.

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A16-13 Mk.I 1864 n/a   07/02/40 Rec 07/02/40 1AD ex USA.
Dual control.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF 09/09/40.
Temporary assigned 7Sqn RAAF 16/09/40.
Accident 19/09/40 when aircraft was landed heavily damaging starboard wind and gear.
Rec 2AD ex 24Sqn 25/10/41.
Repaired and issued to 24Sqn RAAF 15/11/41.
Burnt out after nearby bomb burst at Rabaul 08/01/42.
A16-14 Mk.I 1865 n/a   07/02/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 07/02/40. Issued to 8Sqn RAAF 04/08/40. Served with 8 Sqn. Coded NN-R. Accident, 1028GMT hrs 23/07/41 when crash landed gear down on beach and flipped, 75 kms on the beach, north of Kuatan, Malaya.Crew was P/O C M D Browne , Sgt A T Norton Serv# 407516, LAC A W Brown Serv#12359 and LAC D C Devlin Serv# 4230. SOC 23/07/41.

Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-14

A16-15 Mk.I 1866 n/a   07/02/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 07/02/40. Dual control.
Dual controls removed and stored 29/05/40.
Issued 8Sqn RAAF Malaya 04/08/40.
Named "Nux Vomica".
Awaiting conversion 27/12/41 Malaya.
A16-16 Mk.I 1867 n/a   07/02/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 07/02/40.
Issued 24Sqn RAAF 09/09/40.
Accident 03/10/41 when undercarriage collapsed on landing Townsville.
Shipped from Crash site on SS Ormiston to Sydney 29/11/41.
Rec 19/01/42 Clyde Engineering.
Repaired starboard mainplane (#004306) and Port Mainplane (#004305) 22/01/42.
Rec 2AD ex Clyde Engineering 17/02/43.
Rec 2AP ex 2AD 24/02/43.
Orders for fitting with seats and VIP interior for use with 4 Comms Flight 26/03/43.
Rec 3AD ex 2AP 12/04/43.
Issued 4CF 08/06/43.
Rec 1AD ex 4CF to have Turret removed and beam guns installed 24/07/43.
Issued 4CF 24/10/43.
Rec 7AD ex 4CF 18/11/43. De-modified with interior fittings going into A16-116.
Rec 2AD ex 7AD 19/08/44.
Approval to convert into Instructional Airframe No 5 23/09/44.
Offered for disposal 09/04/46.
Disposed of by DAP 08/02/49.
Scrapped.
A16-17 Mk.I 1868 n/a   07/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 07/02/40.
Dual Control.
Dual control removed and stored 29/09/40.
Dep to Malaya for 8Sqn RAAF 04/08/40. Coded NN-B.
One of the very few original 8Sqn RAAF Hudsons to escape Malaya to Sumatra and later Java.
Flown 23/02/42 from Semplak to Kalidjati (flyable but not operationally serviceable);
25/02/42 reported in minor repair at Kalidjati (fairly extensive, but all non-structural, bullet and shrapnel damage);
01/03/42 reported serviceable.
Flown by F/O P J Gibbes 01/03/42 out of Kaladjati Airfield, Java when Japanese soldiers were overrunning field.
Though loosing two fellow escapees who attempted the escape to reach the aircraft under heavy machinegun fire, he manage to reach the abandoned RAAF Hudson aircraft and start it. He escaped in this damaged aircraft under enemy fire and made good his escape to Bandeong airfield which was still in Allied hands where he met up with his other three aircrew who arrived by train. Destination was to Andir (damaged by Jap fire during escape); eventually ended up into Japanese hands at Andir.
This aircraft was not repaired and was SOC as Lost in Far East by 06/03/42.
A16-18 Mk.I 1869 n/a   07/02/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 07/02/40.
Issued 7Sqn RAAF 11/08/40.
Rec 2Sqn RAAF 21/08/40.
Accident 1345hrs 15/11/41 when aircraft forced landed at Coffs Harbour NSW due to port engine stopping.
Crew F/O N V White, Sgt J Williams Serv#401005, Sgt H C Shore Serv#3898, Sgt W Read Serv#406222, Cpl H G Scott Serv#14513, LAC L Sullivan Serv#19343, and Sgt G Barnard Serv#5645 were un-injured. Repaired.
Rec 1AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 10/05/42.
Rec 1OTU 30/07/42. 14/09/42, fitted with Boultan Paul Turret.
Missing at sea on exercise from Bairnsdale to Flinders Is. 11/10/42.
Crew P/O Edward R Deacon Serv#408978, Sgt Albert F Manning Serv#415038, Sgt Cecil H Andrews Serv#405340 and Sgt William Anderson Serv#405389 missing.
SOC 26/10/42.
A16-19 Mk.I 1870 n/a   06/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 06/02/40.
Rec 1Sqn RAAF 18/04/40.
Accident 26/04/40 when A16-19 collided with A16-20 on ground.
Repaired perspex damage.
Served with 1 Sqn in Malaya. Nose #270 and Coded US-B.
Shot Down 08/12/41 during attack on a Japanese Naval force near Kotabharu; Date - 8 December 1941.
Crew; FLTLT J. C. Ramshaw (Pilot), FLGOFF Donald Alexander Dowie (2nd Pilot), SGT G.C. White (W/AG) and SGT J.C. Coldrey (W/AG).
Engine held by Australian War Memorial, this aircraft was reputed to be the first RAAF aircraft shot down in the Pacific.
One engine is on display in the Pacific Air Power exhibit, the other is on display in the Second World War Hall.
FLGOFF Dowie was the sole survivor from the two Hudsons (A16-19 and A16-94).
Dowie survived for two days on the water in a small native boat before being picked up by a Japanese patrol boat and spent the rest of the war as a POW.
Update: Engine#s 2266 and Eng#2273 are listed as lost on A16-19 per report 04/02/42 RAAF.
SOC 09/12/41.

Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-19

A16-20 Mk.I 1871 n/a   09/02/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 09/02/40.
Issued No 1Squadron RAAF 01/04/40.
Accident 26/04/40 when A16-19 collided on ground. Some perpex broken. Repaired.
Damaged in ground collision with A16-19 18/06/40 with taxi post.
Crew of A16-19 was F/O W Gunthrie and P/O E Eddison.
Accident on approach to landing at Sembawang when touched telephone wiries.
Reported as destroyed on ground by enemy action 09/12/41 at Kuantan Malaya so they were burned onsite.
A16-21 Mk.I 1872 n/a   09/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 09/02/40.
Issued to No 1 Squadron 01/04/40.
Flew first RAAF Sortie against Japanese 0208hrs 8/12/41.
Crew A/C J.Lockwood Co/P A.Jay W/T A.Munday & WAG R Thomson.
Down on E/E88 as MIA 19/01/42. But Casualty Records have:
Lost on 14/02/42 at sea near Bantang Hari river when as part of a 5 Hudsons attacking a convoy, last seen with one engine smoking and two INJ Zero fighters on the aircraft's tail near the Moesi River, Sumatra.
Crew, F/Lt J Lockwood Serv#554, P/O G Christensen Serv#404235, F/Sgt A W Munday Serv#8335, and Sgt E Edmondson Serv#406227 missing believed killed.
SOC 06/03/42.

Hudson A16-21

A16-22 Mk.I 1873 n/a   09/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 09/02/40.
Issued 14Sqn RAAF 04/04/40.
Rec 2AD ex 14Sqn 18/10/41 for Boulton Paul Turret Installation.
Rec 14Sqn 20/10/41.
Accident 0015hrs 13/12/41 during bad weather and when low on fuel made night forced landing with wheels up,at Moore River Native Settlement. Damage to both airscrews and underside of aircraft.
Crew F/O G L Brown, P/O A R Nicolay, Sgt Swanson and Sgt Norman all OK.
Salvage crews moved in to render aircraft airworthy for ferrying back to base.
After clearing a strip and repairs to aircraft, it was flown out by F/Lt H O Cook on the 20/12/41.
Was allocated to 1AD for repairs 30/12/41, but held at 14Sqn for more temporary repairs, including engine change.
Rec 1AD ex Pearce 23/02/42.
Repaired and rec 1OTU 25/06/42.
Rec Modified Boulton Paul Turret 21/08/42.
Rec Dual controls 23/08/43.
Allocated to Survey Flight 16/09/43 and to be used for pilot conversion for first five crews of Flight before actual airframe survey conversion.
Rec 1AD ex 1OTU and fitted with seats for Lady Governor General (Wife) on Tour from 28/09/43.
After tour, 23/10/43, aircraft serviced at 3AD and used for Air Board use with 1 Comms Flight.
Rec 1AD ex 1CF17/11/43.
Issued 1Comms Unit ex 1AD 02/12/43.
Rec 1AD ex 1CU 09/12/43.
Issued to ANA 20/12/43.
Rec 1CU ex ANA 24/01/44.
Rec 1AD ex 1CU 28/05/44.
Rec 7AD ex 1AD 30/05/44.
Allocated to Beam Approach Flight after equipment fit 04/07/44.
Rec 1CU 12/08/44.
Rec Point Cook 10/10/44 for SBL Equipment fit and trials.
Rec 1CU ex Point Cook 22/10/44.
Rec ANA for complete Airframe overhaul 25/01/45.
Allocated ex ANA to 5CRD for conversion 11/07/45.
Transferred to Commonwealth Disposal Commission 09/08/45.
Sold and delivered to Guinea Airways 05/03/46 for spares.
Hulk sold to Mr Harry Parrott, Belair SA and used as a hut.
12/11/72, Fuselage shipped from Belair to Warbirds Aviation Museum in Mildura VIC.
Sold to Malcolm J. Long, Melbourne VIC in 1983 to be used as spares for other Hudson, A16-112, then giving fuselage remains to Bob Eastgate.
Acquired (along with A16-122, VH-AGX) and placed in Outdoor Storage at Point Cook late 1996.

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A16-23 Mk.I 1874 n/a   09/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 09/02/40.
Issued to No 1 Squadron 11/05/40. Coded US-F.
Accident 19/09/40 when aircraft bounced on landing piloted by Student under instruction causing starboard undercarriage to collapse.
Crew P/O G I Gibson and P/O T J L Briggs of 24Sqn.
Accident 10/05/41 when aircraft on landing stood on nose damaging fuselage.
Pilot was F/O L A Douglas.
Repaired by 151MU.
In service with 1Sqn RAAF at 08/12/41.
Lost Near Sembawang, Malaya; 26/01/42.
Aircraft Captained by F/O David Hughes Serv#577.
SOC Lost in Far East 06/03/42. .
A16-24 Mk.I 1875 n/a   14/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 14/02/40.
Issued No 1 Squadron RAAF 01/05/40.
Served with 1 Sqn Malaya. Coded US-G.
Too damaged to fly out of Kuantan Malaya, so they were burned onsite.
Reported as destroyed on ground by enemy action 09/12/41 at Kuantan Malaya. SOC 19/01/42.
A16-25 Mk.I 1876 n/a   15/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 15/02/40.
Issued No 1 Sqn RAAF 01/05/40.
Damaged in ground collision with 2245hrs 18/06/40 with taxi post.
Crew F/O Colquhuon and P/O O N Diamond.
Damaged to Port airscrew. Repaired.
Served with 1 Sqn Malaya.Coded US-K.
Accident 2100hrs 7/5/1941 during searchlight practices, was lost over the Straights of Johore.
The crew was Flt A.R.Stevenson, F/O A H Brewin & F/O G D Robinson & Sgt F S Gildea Serv#403286 and Cpl A.T.Thompson Serv#2399.
A16-26 Mk.I 1877 n/a   16/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 16/02/40.
Issued 1Sqn RAAF 06/05/40.
Reserve aircraft held by 151MU RAF.
Served with 1 Sqn in Malaya.Coded "US-A".
Survived and flew last RAAF personnel out of Bandeong Java.
Refueled in flight through by a hose leading from the cabin (where 25x 4 gal fuel cans located) through a forward cabin window to the starboard fuel intake.
(departed 2330hrs 5/3/42 F/Lt Emerton, FLt G White & crew)
Landed near Trans Australian telegraph at Mardie Cattle Station.
Rec 1AD ex 1Sqn RAAF (Flown in combat from Khota Bharu, 08/12/41, to NEI 07/03/42)Veteran
11/03/42 for overhaul as result of air action damage in Malaya and bomb burst damage on ground at Malang NEI.
Rec 7Sqn RAAF 11/04/42.
Rec 1AD ex 7Sqn RAAF 18/06/42.
Rec 1OTU 03/08/42 without Bomb Racks.
Damaged in 1OTU Transport operations in PNG 25/08/42 with Sgt Robert Howells Dalls Serv# 416178 wounded by enemy action between Keita and Buka area.
14/09/42 fitted with Modified Boulton Paul Turret.
Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 15/01/43 operationally (15 Hudsons and crews in Transport Role).
Accident 20/12/42 when in tropical thunder storm, spun down 1000 feet and pulled out and landed at Cooktown Civil Aerodrome.
Captain was F/Lt Parry. Damage after loosing door.
Repaired by 12RSU.
Rec 1OTU ex 12RSU Port Moresby 22/01/43 after repairs.
Rec 7AD ex 1OTU 21/05/43.
Allocated 1OTU 29/10/43.
Allocated and issued to 7CRD for conversion 9-10/08/44.
Converted to components 07/08/44..
A16-27 Mk.I 1878 n/a   20/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 20/02/40.
Issued 23Sqn RAAF Archerfield 01/07/40.
Accident Missing seaward, 12/08/40 on a navigational flight off of the south Queensland coast near Stradbroke Is, QLD.
Crew , F/O M S Matthews, P/O W K Beeston, Sgt J H O'Gorman Serv#2545 (3rd Pilot), Sgt D H Downs Serv#2464 (W/T), AC F J Starr Serv#5085 (W/T) and LAC G L Savage Serv#3746 (Rigger) missing.
SOC 07/09/40.
A16-28 Mk.I 1879 n/a   14/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 14/02/40.
Issued to 14Sqn RAAF 02/05/40.
Allocated 151MU Malaya 18/12/41.
Reinforcements to Malaya December 1941.
Served with 1 Sqn from 03/01/42.
Destroyed during air raid at Sembawang 17/1/42 by a direct hit by Japanese bombers.
SOC 06/03/42.
A16-29 Mk.I 1880 n/a   09/03/40 Delivered on SS Kaituna to Sydney.
Rec 2AD ex USA 09/03/40.
Issued to 14Sqn RAAF 04/04/40.
Issued 13 Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
Accident and loss at 1640Hrs on the 01/01/42, after take-off from Laha, crashed into sea near Ambon, Indonesia when pilot lost control after an starboard engine stopped and then suffering fire in port engine.
Witnessed by crews of two other aircraft in flight, A16-84 and A16-96.
Crew; FLGOFF John Turnbull Serv# 642 (Killed), PLTOFF Robert Kelvin Allen Serv#404945 (Killed), and SGT Walter John Lay Serv#408079 (killed) and Sgt B E Hack Serv#407102 survived and picked up by USN Catalina Flying Boat but was seriously injured with right compound leg fracture, burns to body and cuts and placed into Ambon Hospital.

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A16-30 Mk.I 1881 n/a   20/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 20/02/40.
Issued 14Sqn RAAF 02/05/40.
Allocated 151MU RAF Singapore 18/12/41. Canc, issued 13Sqn RAAF Darwin 28/12/41.
Rec 1AD ex 13Sqn 29/01/42.
Rec 13Sqn Darwin 16/02/42.
Issued 1AD ex 13Sqn Darwin, delayed with engine problems at Alice Springs 25/03/42.
Rec 1AD ex Alice Springs 05/04/42.
Allocated 7Sqn RAAF 08/06/42. Canc, rec 1OTU 07/07/42.
Fitted with Boulton Paul Turret 21/09/42.
Accident 1430hrs 16/07/43 at Bairnsdale, Vic, when during dual instruction flight landing, the port oleo leg collapsed causing the aircraft to swing off the runway and ground loop.
The crew, F/O A W Hawksford DFC Serv#406484, Sgt A P Kelly Serv#422582 (Trainee Pilot), F/O D K Beucher Serv#253878 (Meteorologist) and passengers, LAC J W Belbin Serv#88192, LAC W E Cotter Serv#116099 and LAC J E Sullivan Serv#42431 all un-injured.
Issued and rec 7AD 21/01/44 for repairs.
Rec 2AD ex 7AD 30/05/44.
Rec 2AD Storage 19/11/44.
Transferred CDC for disposal 26/02/46 .
Sold to G R Board, Sydney for 600 and Registered VH-ASV and named "Aurora Australis" and had a Australian flag on nose.
10/07/47 to 13/04/48 flew as far as the UK.
Exported to Burma as XY-ACD 13/04/48.
NFDs apart from perhaps ending up in Burmese Air Force in late 1949.
A16-31 Mk.I 1882 n/a   09/03/40 Delivered on SS Kaituna to Sydney.
Rec 09/03/40 2AD ex USA.
Issued to 14 Sqn RAAF 04/04/40.
Damaged in landing accident 15/05/40.
Card states Approval to Convert 20/07/40, but still held at Pearce Hanger 20/09/40.
Decision to ship frame by sea taken and airframe shipped to Sydney for repairs.
Repaired by Clyde Engineering NSW. (First Hudson to be repaired in Australia.)
Repaired 06/06/41.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF Coded U 07/41.
Crashed and burned on take-off at Lakuvai Aerodrome , Rabaul New Britain 23/11/41.
Crew was F/Lt P P Patterson (Pilot) (Ok), P/O J S McIntyre (Burnt), Cpl C Mowbray Serv#6844 (Ok), Major D Pitt (Australian Army) (Abrasions and contusions) and Lt F C Hinders (Australian Army) (Abrasions and contusions).
Aircraft stripped of useable spares and left there.

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A16-32 Mk.I 1883 n/a   16/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 16/02/40.
Issued 6Sqn RAAF 10/04/40.
Rec 2Sqn RAAF ex 6Sqn RAAF 24/06/40.
Accident when being towed 05/01/42 when towing bar pierced and damaged fuselage.
Damaged on ground by enemy bombing and strafing when forward deployed at Namba, NEI 01/42.Repaired.
Rec 1AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 18/05/42.
Rec 1OTU 30/07/42. 03/08/42 fitted with improved Boulton Paul Turret.
Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 15/01/43.
Accident Missing on navigational flight from East Sale and Wilsons Promontory 06/07/43.
The aircraft took off at 1944 hours on 06/07/1943 to carry out practice D.R. 9. This practice was a night flight from Base-Flinders-Currie-Hogan Group-Base. The aircraft was on wireless silence and failed to return. The maximum endurance of the aircraft was 7 hours. The aircraft failed to return and all searches have proved negative.
Crew; Pilot Officer John James Bowman Serv#410622 (pilot), Pilot Officer Alan Joseph Malone Serv#426128 (Nav B), Pilot Officer Harry Robert Alfred Guymer Serv#418943(WAG), Pilot Officer Alexander Frederick McDonald (Serv3418863 WAG), Pilot Officer John Alexander Buchanan Serv#419453 (air gunner).
SOC 15/07/43.
A16-33 Mk.I 1884 n/a   15/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 15/02/40.
Issued 6Sqn RAAF 02/05/40.
Accident 0716hrs 23/05/40 when aircraft crashed on take-off at Canberra damaging aircraft port wing and tail wheel.
Crew P/O J F Murphy, P/O V H Polly, LAC Mostram, and Cpl Webster all un-injured.
Repaired by 2AD at Canberra with port engine from A16-33.
Rec 13Sqn RAAF10/10/40 and coded with Unit "N"
Accident 17/02/41 when aircraft became bogged on strip damaging undercarriage (Photo held).
Aircraft removed by 25/02/41.
Possible combat loss E/E88 has aircraft waiting for conversion 25/01/42 Converted to components 19/02/42.
During Darwin Raid, at least Two RAAF Hudson destroyed, (one in Hanger).
A16-34 Mk.I 1885 n/a   09/02/40 Rec 09/02/40 2AD ex USA.
Issued 6Sqn RAAF 02/05/40.
Issued 2Sqn RAAF 24/06/40.
Shot up at Laha on the ground 02/02/42.
Patched up and flown out.
Rec 1AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 04/02/42.
Issued 2Sqn Darwin 16/03/42.
Rec 1AD 16/04/42.
Rec 1OTU 30/07/42.
Fitted with improved Boulton Paul Turret 31/08/42.
Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 15/01/43.
Rec 7AD ex 1OTU 23/05/43.
Issued 7CRD ex 7AD 09/08/44.
Converted to components.

Hudson A16-34

A16-35 Mk.I 1886 n/a   09/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 09/02/40.
Issued 6Sqn RAAF 02/05/40.
Accident 23/05/40 with port wing damaged. 6Sqn 29/07/40.
Issued 151MU RAF 20/12/41.
Served with 1 Sqn RAAF from 03/01/42.
Destroyed by bombing at Semplak, Java 22/2/42.

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A16-36 Mk.I 1887 n/a   09/02/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 09/02/40.
Issued 14Sqn RAAF 02/05/40.
Rec 13Sqn ex 14 Sqn 28/12/41.
Rec 1OTU ex 5AD 09/06/42.1 OTU.
Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 17/12/42 with 14 other Hudsons as part of Special Transport Flight.
As one of three Hudson on supply missions that day (with A16-1 and A16-127), A16-36 crashed 1 and a half miles north of Jumbori, Papua by ground fire while dropping supplies at 1515Hrs on the 15/12/42.
The Hudson had completed three sorties to and from Soputa to drop ammunition to Australian troops fighting in the area that day and was on its fourth flight (Took off at 1425Hrs).
On this supply run, the aircraft was seen banking away from Supota Strip at 100feet after dropping supplies.
It then nosed up another 100feet and then dived into the trees near the strip. Australian Army personnel were seen running to the wreck site.
Three of the crew, Sqn Ldr W A Pedrina Serv#264, F/O D B Kerr Serv#416341 and Sgt A R Itzerote Serv#40750 were killed when the plane crashed and burst into flames.
F/Sgt Leo Charles Callaghan serv#300400 was the turret gunner whom Australian Commandos pulled out of the wreck.
F/Lt Cornwall, Captain of A16-1, did not see any AAA Fire.
Callaghan in 3MSR Hospital in MOresby on the 17/12/42 was interviewed by Sqn Ldr O Hall, the 1OTU Detachment Commander, and stated that following a burst from below, Pedrina had stated that he was hit and then the aircraft crashed.
Callaghan remembered nothing more of that day post crash.
Local Military Authorities stated to Sqn Ldr O Hall on the 17/12/42 that A16-36 was shot down.
A16-37 Mk.I 1888 n/a   22/02/40 Delivered to Melbourne on the SS Cape Horn.
Rec 1AD ex USA 22/02/40.
Allocated 6Sqn RAAF 21/08/40.
Issued 151MU RAF Singapore 20/12/41 ex 6Sqn RAAF.
Rec 1 Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
Destroyed by Bombing at Andir, Java 01/03/42.
A16-38 Mk.I 1889 n/a   22/02/40 Delivered to Melbourne on the SS Cape Horn.
Rec 22/02/40 ex USA at 1AD.
Rec 21/08/40 23Sqn RAAF.
Rec Boulton Paul Turret 03-07/2/42 at 2AD.
Rec 24Sqn RAAF 09/02/42.
Damaged in combat to both main planes by gunfire, with patches over both main planes.
Rec 32Sqn ex 24Sqn 19/02/42.
Flown by Sqn Ldr Derrick Kingwell on photographic mission to Lae 31/03/42.
Attacked by three Zeros with one claimed as shot down.
Aircraft damaged by enemy fighters and both Sdn Ldr Kingwell and F/O Green wounded.
Rec 5AD 14/04/42 for repairs to mainplanes, including 3 inch patches to port and starboard Main shear beams (Spar).
Rec 1OTU ex 5AD 17/09/42 following overhaul and repairs.
Re-fitted with Boulton Paul Turret 21/09/42.
Served with A Flight (Hudson Squadron) 1 OTU.
With 915 hours on airframe (and during a filming of it in the air diving and leveling near the ground for a Cinesound film unit (Fox Movietone), disaster struck at 1500hrs on the 27/10/42 on circuit of Bairnsdale Aerodrome during a test flight following its 80 hrs service. When pulling out of high speed shallow dive at 80 feet and some 200 yards down from the camera, the starboard wing failed at wing station # 144, causing part of the outer wing (3 feet from engine) and spar to separate from the aircraft, with the aircraft then rolling inverted, causing a further failure of the tail plane, with the aircraft then crashing into the ground and exploding. T
he crew, Sqn Ldr P C Tampion Serv#349, Cpl H P Smith Serv#17024, LAC A P Thomas Serv#13975 and LAC N L Cheshire Serv#49572 all killed instantly.
The starboard wing panel was sent to the CSIR for metallurgy inspection. The finding was that the mainplanes had been repaired per then accepted practices, but had failed in flight where numerous patched repairs were made during its overhaul at 5AD. The report stated that many Hudsons withdrawn from operational service and used in 1 OTU had been flown to the limits with resultant heavy loadings on their wings on operational service. All similar houred Hudsons were inspected some found to have similar problems, which would result in their replacement by GAF Beauforts in the near future in operational squadrons.

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A16-39 Mk.I 1890 n/a   22/02/40 Delivered to Melbourne on the SS Cape Horn.
Rec 22/02/40 ex USA at 1AD.
Rec 11/07/40 24Sqn RAAF.
Rec Boulton Paul Turret 03-07/2/42 at 2AD.
Rec 32Sqn RAAF 09/02/42.
Allocated 1OTU ex 32Sqn 05/03/42.
Forced landing 1140hrs 07/03/42 when starboard gear failed on landing at Maryborough Queensland.
Captain was F/Lt D G Diethelm (32Sqn RAAF) with three passengers (including Air Commodore F W Lucas).
Repaired.
Rec 1OTU ex 32Sqn 23/03/42.
Rec 7 Sqn RAAF 08/06/42.
Lost 09/06/42 the next day when A16-39 took off in company with A16-98 and A16-222 on a seaward patrol at 14.30hours from Bairnsdale, Victoria.
Crew; SQNLDR James W. McGilvray 232 (Pilot with 102hrs in Hudsons), SGT M.J. Gawith Serv#401622 (Observer) SGT F.R. Walton (W/AG) Serv#401290 and SGT E.W. Bayley (W/AG) Serv#412568.
At 16.14 hours, all aircraft were ordered to return to base due to the deteriorating weather. Following A16-98 on a North Westerly bearing, A16-39 was observed some twenty miles behind, when A16-39 changed its bearing to the West. Both A16-98 and A16-222 landed with light rain falling at Bairnsdale, some 45 miles from the last point A16-39 was seen by A16-98. Despite DF Bearings given no radio reply was ever heard from A16-39. At 2005hrs a Farmer, Mr. John Cameron of LongPoint, near Lake Reeve / Lake Wellington, some 30 miles south south west of Bairnsdale, heard a low flying aircraft over his roof , followed by a crash. The Hudson had impacted on a nose angle of between 40 and 50 degrees and caught fire only 500 yards from his south easterly facing verandah. It appeared that the starboard engine was stopped in flight due to mechanical problems with the aircraft flying on the remaining Port engine at the time of the crash. The Crash board declared that the aircraft crashed whilst in a stall spin.
A16-40 Mk.I 1891 n/a   22/02/40 Delivered to Melbourne on the SS Cape Horn.
Rec 1AD ex USA 22/02/40.
Issued 8Sqn RAAF 29/06/40.
Held in reserve 151MU RAF Singapore 16/09/41.
Issued 8Sqn RAAF 03/01/42 ex 151MU Singapore.
Lost by enemy action 13/01/42 on the ground at Sembawang.
A16-41 Mk.I 1892 n/a   22/02/40 Delivered to Melbourne on the SS Cape Horn.
Rec 1AD ex USA 22/02/40.
Issued 8Sqn RAAF 29/06/40.
Lost on the ground circa 09/12/41 at Kuantan per report 27/12/41.
Photo Held per unloading on Dock, pre-packed.
A16-42 Mk.I 1893 n/a   22/02/40 Delivered to Melbourne on the SS Cape Horn.
Rec 1AD ex USA 22/02/40.
Issued 6Sqn RAAF 15/09/40.
Allocated 151MU RAF Singapore 18/12/41.
Rec 1 Sqn RAAF Malaya 03/01/42.
SOC Lost in Far East 06/03/42.
A16-43 Mk.I 1894 n/a   22/02/40 Delivered to Melbourne on the SS Cape Horn.
 Rec 1AD ex USA 22/02/40.
In service 8 Sqn RAAF Malaya 04/09/40. Coded NN-R.
Lost on the ground circa 09/12/41 at Kuantan per report 27/12/41.
SOC 19/02/42.

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A16-44 Mk.I 1895 n/a   22/02/40 Delivered to Melbourne on the SS Cape Horn.
Rec 1AD ex USA 22/02/40.
Issued 1Sqn RAAF 01/09/40. Coded "US-J".
Served with 1 Sqn Malaya, Pre 8/12/41.
Held Reserve with 151MU Singapore 01/10/41.
Lost in Far East SOC 06/03/42.
A16-45 Mk.I 1896 n/a   07/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 07/03/40.
Issued 14Sqn RAAF Pearce 02/05/40.
Issued 13Sqn RAAF Darwin ex 14Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
Rec 2AD ex 13Sqn RAAF 09/03/42.
Rec 7Sqn RAAF 06/04/42.Rec 1OTU ex 7Sqn 29/06/42.
Rec 1AD ex 1OTU 21/08/42.
Received Modified Boulton Paul Turret 21/09/42.
Rec 1OTU 21/09/42.
Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 15/01/43 operationally as transport.
Taxy accident with wing tip damaged 10/12/42.
Repaired by 12RSU Port Moresby.
Rec 7AD ex 1OTU 15/03/43.
Allocated and issued to 7CRD for conversion 9-10/08/44.
Converted to components 07/08/44.
A16-46 Mk.I 1897 n/a   04/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 04/03/40.
Issued to 6Sqn RAAF 02/05/40.
Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
While part of a 5 ship strike on Enemy forces (4 Cruisers/4 Destroyers and 2 troop ships) at Kema Bay, Mendo on 12/01/42.
They were attacked by 3 Japanese Flying Boats and 5 Zero's.
Four of the five Hudsons were shot down (Other being A16-12), this being one of them. Aircraft seen by witness to emit long trail of smoke, and then seen on fire in sea following ditching.
Crew; F/Lt Parker Henry Russell Hodge Serv#451 (Pilot), P/O E.D.G. Howard Serv#407715 (Co-Pilot) - became POW, Sgt Harold Claude Shore 3898 and Sgt Jack Mawdsley 407367 (W/AG).
All crew bailed out with Howard last to leave except for the pilot, thus being closer to shore.
Took him 16 hours to reach shore.
He was later captured some weeks later.
The other crew were deemed missing on the 12/01/42, presumed drowned at sea.
PLTOFF E.D.G. Howard 407715 survived his ordeal as being a Japanese POW and returned to Australia in September 1945.
Not mentioned in actual Loss, there was a possibility of a fifth crew member, Sgt Keith R Mc Cracken Serv#406219 who was lost 12/01/42.
His Personal file states A16-46 when lost 12/01/42.
A16-47 Mk.I 1898 n/a   04/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 04/03/40.
Issued to 6 Sqn RAAF 06/05/40.
Issued 23Sqn RAAF 29/06/40.
(Photo held in flight 23Sqn RAAF)
Rec 24Sqn RAAF Townsville 06/12/42.
Extensively damaged by enemy fire and bombing Rabaul 07/01/42.
Temporarily repaired and flown out to Townsville 12/01/42.
Held at Townsville until sent to 5AD for major repairs 20/04/42 via 2AD.
Repairs took 11 months to complete.
Rec 1OTU ex 5AD 03/03/43.
Accident 1156hrs 23/07/43 when aircraft was on final landing run, brakes started to seize causing aircraft to tip on nose (Photo held).
Crew, F/O J D Osborne Serv#400286 ,Sgt C D Brockhurst Serv#425593 , F/O W E Savidge Serv#51233 (Passenger) and Sgt C H Kealy Serv#416683 (WAG) were un-injured.
Rec 7AD ex 1OTU 10/08/43.
Rec 1OTU ex 7AD 19/04/44.
Rec 1AD ex 1OTU 29/04/44.
Rec Survey Flight ex 1AD 26/05/44.
Rec 2AD ex Survey Flight 10/06/45.
Rec Survey Flight ex 2AD 28/06/45. Coded SU-R.
While attached to Survey Flight, missing between Lowood and Bowen 24/07/45.
Departed Lowood at 0841hrs for an inspection flight with commanding Officer on board and 6 other including crew.
Crew, F/lt L E H Clarke Serv#416567, F/O T J Steel Serv#428807and Cpl W McP Gaze Serv#38868; with passengers Sqn Ldr N M Pilcher Serv#260750 (C.O. Survey Flight), Sqn Ldr C Griffen Serv#262191 (C.O. 14OBU) , LAC F G Chiverton Serv#22955 and LAC W H Nielsen Serv#151744 missing.
SOC as missing

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A16-48 Mk.I 1899 n/a   12/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 12/05/40.
Del 8 Sqn 11/06/40.
Held reserve aircraft 151MU Sembawang 16/09/41.
8Sqn in service 10/01/42.
Written Off 14/02/42 returning from Diving Attack on convoy near Moesi River, S/Board Engine out, wheels up landing, flown by Flt Diamond set fire to it.
SOC Lost in Far East 06/03/42.
A16-49 Mk.I 1900 n/a   09/03/40 Rec 07/03/40 2AD ex USA.
Issued 8 Sqn RAAF 13/06/40.
Crashed 1430hrs 14/02/41 into the sea 3 miles north west of Palau Redang North East Coast of Malaya, near the Island of Perhentian, 70 kms south West of Kota Bharu.
Crew was Flt P.R.Barnes,F/O K.F.Ryan, Sgt Jack Mawdsley Serv#407367;Cpr R.Rose Serv#3668 ,Cpr A.R.Campbell Serv#3650 &Lac A.J.Butler Serv#400380.
SOC 12/03/41.
A16-50 Mk.I 1903 n/a   07/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 07/03/40.
Issued to 8 Sqn RAAF 13/06/40.
With 8Sqn in Malaya and coded NN-M.
Crashed landed wheels up same 27/07/41 on the beach at Kuala Kemanan some 30 miles north of Kuantan, Malaya.
Was caught in a storm with A16-14, and forced landed because of low fuel.
Crew F/Lt P.Parry, F/O G M Snook Serv#404107 Cpl L W Evans Serv#400390, Sgt N Menzies Serv32394 and SgtA Qudbaird were not injured.
SOC 28/07/41.
A16-51 Mk.II 1904 n/a   13/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 13/03/40.
Issued No 1 Sqn RAAF 28/05/40.
Served with 1 Sqn as US-L.
SOC as lost to enemy action 06/03/42.

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A16-52 Mk.II 1905 n/a   12/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 12/03/40.
Issued to 1Sqn RAAF 28/05/40. Coded US-M.
Left behind at Kuantan,Malaya, and were torched and destroyed.
Reported as destroyed on ground by enemy action 09/12/41 at Kuantan Malaya or were torched and destroyed.

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A16-53 Mk.II 1906 n/a   07/08/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Suva.
Rec Rec 2AD ex USA 07/08/40.
Issued to 1Sqn RAAF 28/08/40.
Reported as destroyed on ground by enemy action 9/12/41 at Kuantan, Malaya or were torched and destroyed.
A16-54 Mk.II 1907 n/a   03/03/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Suva.
Rec 2AD ex USA 03/03/40.
Accident 1005 hrs 30/05/40 when on test flight with 2AD, both engines stopped with aircraft making wheels up forced landing 15 miles north of Junee, near Cootamuntra.
Crew was F/O L A Douglas, P/O B J Reilly.
Issued to 2SFTS 18/07/40.
Allocated ANA for repairs 08/08/40.Repaired.
Complaints on repairs to Aircraft by ANA [ Australian National Airways] by Aeronautical Inspection Directorate.
Service with 2Sqn 09/02/41.
Issued to 151MU Malaya 16/09/41.
Served with 8 Sqn Malaya, Pre 8/12/41.
Used as one of two Navigation Ships to escort 11 Hurricane Fighters from P1 to Singapore on the 05/02/42, captained by F/Lt Emerton.
This aircraft also carried 6 spare Hurricane Pilots.
Destroyed by bombing at Semplak, Java 22/2/42.
A16-55 Mk.II 1908 n/a   03/03/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Suva.
Rec 2AD ex USA 03/03/40.
Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 28/05/40.
Ground accident Richmond 22/11/41 when undercarriage collapsed after bombing up.
Rec 2AD for repairs 29/11/41. Over twelve months to repaired.
Ordered to be Completed operationally 29/12/42.
Rec to ACF with seats fitted 12/04/43.
Rec 1AD ex ACF 25/04/43.
Rec 4 Comms Flt ex 1AD 16/05/43. Coded VM-B.
Rec 3AD ex 4Comms Flight 06/08/43.
Rec 4CF 07/10/43.
Rec 2AD 03/01/45.
Stored 15/12/45.
Declared Surplus 20/02/46.
Issued to Dept of Aircraft Production 03/09/48.
A16-56 Mk.II 1909 n/a   02/03/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Suva.
Rec 2AD ex USA 02/03/40.
Rec 6Sqn RAAF 29/07/40.
Allocated 151MU Malaya 18/12/41.
Served with 8 Sqn From 03/01/42.
Severely Damaged by bombing at Semplak, Java 22/2/42.
Abandoned and SOC 06/03/42.

Hudson A16-56

A16-57 Mk.II 1910 n/a   08/08/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Suva.
Rec 08/03/40 2AD ex USA.
Issued to No 6 Sqn RAAF.
Accident 14/12/40 when returning from Melbourne to Richmond, aircraft suffered hail damage with plexiglass smashed. Repaired.
Pilot was F/Lt A B McFarlane.
Served with 2 Sqn. Destroyed by bombing and strafing RAAF Darwin 19/02/42 some 3 hours after arriving from NEI. 01/03/42.

Hudson A16-57

A16-58 Mk.II 1911 n/a   08/03/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Suva.
Rec 2AD ex USA 08/03/40.
Issued to 6 Sqn RAAF.
Accident 1610hrs 17/06/40 when aircraft crashed and burned some 5 miles north of Windsor NSW.
F/Lt James Ballingall Dundas Hamilton (Pilot) 8 Sqn RAAF and Air Cadet Wallace Malcolm Netherleigh Stewart killed.
SOC 08/07/40.
A16-59 Mk.II 1912 n/a   02/03/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Suva.
Rec 2AD ex USA 02/03/40.
Issued 14Sqn RAAF 01/06/40. Unit Coded with Sqn "P".
Ground accident 05/08/41 when aircraft taxied into hole causing port U/C to collapse.
Damage to port wing and tail. Repaired.
Issued 13Sqn RAAF 12/01/42.
Accident when on landing 27/01/42 Laha, brakes seized causing aircraft U/C to collapse , damaging airscrews and fuselage.
Destroyed by enemy action 27/01/42.
SOC EA 30/01/42.
A16-60 Mk.II 1913 n/a   10/03/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Parrakoola.
Rec 2AD ex USA 10/03/40.
Issued 14Sqn RAAF 01/06/40.
Accident 29/01/41 when rear of aircraft touched sea when performing strafing practice.
No damaged. But, 18/08/41, tail wheel replaced along with parts due to corrosion!
Issued to 151MU Singapore 22/12/41 as part of reinforcement to 8 Sqn RAAF.
Issued 8 Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
Last RAAF Hudson out of Singapore.
SOC in Far East 06/03/42.
A16-61 Mk.II 1914 n/a   07/03/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Parrakoola.
Rec 2AD ex USA 07/03/40.
Issued to 14Sqn RAAF 01/06/40.
Accident 11/08/41 when on landing , port wing scrapped ground. Repaired.
Issued 13 Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
Took off from Penfoei at dawn on the 14/2/42 to a WNW direction with fair visibility. With rain storm approaching from south, the aircraft turned south then east to endeavour to return to aerodrome and entered into heavy rain. The aircraft crashed 5 miles south of aerodrome. Deemed that the pilot lost control at low altitude on approach in heavy rain and fog. Some state that it was struck by lightning (Not officially recognised or mentioned in RAAF Reports).
F/O Geoffrey Gordon Mitchell Serv#664, P/O J.Goodfellow Serv#407894 and Sgt Charles.Lawrence.Motteram Serv#406401 killed, SGT Keith Raynor Serv#407649 (W/AG) of 2SQN.
They were buried at Koepang.
The Family approached the RAAF concerning naming an airfield after their son, F/O G.G.Mitchell .
A Landing ground, some 287 miles south of Darwin was to be known as Mitchell Aerodrome, but the end of the War precluded this.
A16-62 Mk.II 1915 n/a   10/03/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Parrakoola.
Rec 2AD ex USA 10/03/40.
Issued to 14 Sqn RAAF 01/06/40. Coded with Unit "P".
Issued to 151MU RAF Singapore 22/12/41.
Listed under No 1Sqn RAAF Losses Far East post 05/02/42.
SOC as Lost in Far East 06/03/42.
A16-63 Mk.II 1916 n/a   11/03/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Parrakoola.
Rec 2AD ex USA 11/03/40. Still waiting to be erected 09/05/40.
To 13 Sqn 08/06/40, engines 3292 and 3293 installed.
Proceeding to 2AD for engine change 01/05/41. Engines 3546 and 3548 to be installed.
Tyre blowout on takeoff 19/06/41.
Due to enemy action, aircraft not serviceable, but held at Darwin awaiting conversion to components 25/01/42 after forced landing there.
Eventually airframe destroyed in an air raid on Darwin 04/03/42 when strafed by 5 Type "O" aircraft.
A16-64 Mk.II 1917 n/a   07/03/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Parrakoola.
Rec 2AD ex USA 09/03/40.
Issued to 13 Sqn RAAF 08/06/40.
Accident Darwin 30/10/41 when aircraft taxied over 10 inch excavation and damaged rear bulkhead. Repaired.
Declared missing after failing to return to Laha Aerodrome from a photographic flight over Tondano Airfield near Kena Bay in company with another Hudson (F/Lt Birley).
Shot down 19/01/42 Northern Celebes by Japanese Type "O"'s from 3rd Ku.
Crew; F/Lt Maurice Philip Willing Serv#218, Sgt William Henry Field Serv#407786, Sgt Reginald Dixon Rutter Serv#404218 and LAC James Moore Cunneen Serv#5972 (WAG) posted as missing, then in 1946 listed as presumed killed in operations 19/01/42.
SOC 19/02/42.
A16-65 Mk.II 1918 n/a   11/03/40 Delivered to Sydney on the SS Parrakoola.
Rec 2AD ex USA 11/03/40.
Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 12/06/40.
Down as lost at Darwin 04/03/42 NFD.
A16-66 Mk.II 1919 n/a   30/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 30/03/40.
Issued 13 Sqn RAAF 08/06/40.Coded with Unit "N".
Strafed and set ablaze at Laha 0125Z 20/01/42 along with A16-71 and A16-125 on the ground by 4 type O single engine fighters.
SOC 18/02/42.

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A16-67 Mk.II 1920 n/a   31/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 31/03/40.
Issued to 13 Sqn 08/06/40.
Accident 0530hrs 08/08/41 when aircraft forced to land with starboard engine out at Darwin.
Crew F/O A Barton, Serv# 270525, F/O H Birley, AC1 R A Hunter Serv#5978 and Sgt J A Mills Serv#407196 un-injured.
While part of a 5 ship strike on Enemy forces at Mendo on 12/01/42.
They were attacked by 3 Japanese Flying Boats and 5 Zero's. Four of the five hudsons were shot down, this being one of them (Other 13Sqn Hudson was A16-7).
Crew; FLTLT Arthur Robert Barton Serv#270525 (Pilot), FLGOFF Samuel William Clifford Serv#677 (2nd Pilot), SGT Bernard Samuel Bates Serv#406513 (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) and SGT John Lake Mills Serv#407106 (Wireless Op/Air gunner).

Highlight for Album: Death Notice for crew member of Hudson A16-67
 

  • Ambon Memorial to Sgt Mills
  • A16-68 Mk.II 1921 n/a   29/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 29/03/40.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 24/06/40.
    Unserviceable at 13Sqn RAAF 08/06/42 following accident or Bomb damage.
    Aircraft was actually on strength of 2Sqn RAAF by this time with E/E88 Card not updated in May 1942.
    Rec 1AD by 2Sqn RAAF Crew 11/06/42.
    Rec 7RIMU 21/09/42 ex 1AD.
    Rec 5AD ex 1 RIMU 18/10/42.
    Issued 1RIMU 03/11/42.
    Accident 03/11/42 when aircraft forced landed (Wheels down) in paddock near Deniliquin NSW. No damage.
    With 1RIMU (Radio Installation and Maintenance Unit) 23/11/42.
    Rec 11RSU 14/04/43.
    Rec 1RIMU 10/05/43. Named "Wouldn't I!! Wouldn't You Wouldn't it!".
    Rec 5AD 23/09/43.
    Accident when aircraft was making a normal flap and wheels down landing, when aircraft was seen to swing to port, then crashed after hitting power lines just prior to landing at Richmond 20/12/44 on a test flight. Suggests that Port engine failed.
    Everyone on board was killed and are buried at the Richmond Cemetery.
    Crew, F/Lt R W Shore Serv#411199 and P/O J J Broderick Serv#409022 WAG; Passengers, Cpl R H Mcilroy Serv#35228, LAC N A Chamberlain Serv#15786, ACW N M Ralph Serv#109913, Cpl J M Allen Serv#36531, LAC J M Gleeson Serv#62705 and LAC F F Smith Serv#64697. SOC 22/01/45. Issued to 2CRD for conversion 20/02/45.

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-68

    A16-69 Mk.II 1922 n/a   30/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 30/03/40.
    Issued to 13 Sqn RAAF 24/06/40.
    Accident 0040hrs 26/05/41 when aircraft ground looped at Darwin at end of landing run when starboard brake seized.
    Crew F/O R G Cornfoot, F/O O R MacDonald, Sgt H R Humrick Serv#404211 and LAC J Currie Serv#8813 un-injured. Repaired.
    Ground accident 22/07/41 when on towing, some panels damaged. Repaired.
    Issued to Darwin HQ 13/09/41 for Tour of NEI.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF ex Darwin HQ 20/09/41.
    Rec 1AD ex 13Sqn 15/11/41.
    Rec 13Sqn Ex 1AD 22/11/41.
    Lost 15 minutes after early morning take-off from Darwin with aircraft seen to loose control some 400feet above sea.
    Spun into sea and burst into flames 0545hrs 10/12/41.
    Accident attributed to Pilot reducing speed to 95knots with flaps down so that two other aircraft could formate.
    Crew; WgCdr Joshua Roger Gray McDonald Serv#86 (CO of 13Sqn RAAF) (Pilot), F/O Ralph Henry Pope Serv#829, Sgt Wallace Roy Foreman Serv#400173 and Sgt Walter John Nagel Serv#406460 killed.
    Location of crash was 003Degrees 49 Minutes South and 127Degrees 58Minutes East.
    A16-70 Mk.II 1923 n/a   30/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 31/03/40.
    Allotted 1Sqn RAAF 13/06/40.
    Reported as destroyed on ground by enemy action 09/12/41 at Kuantan Malaya.
    Served with 1 Sqn RAAF Malaya.
    Left behind 08/12/41 at Kuantan Malaya.
    A16-70 not torched or destroyed, as it was intended to fly them out the advancing Japanese attacked and occupied the airfield, so it may well have fallen into Japanese hands reasonably intact.
    SOC 19/01/42.
    A16-71 Mk.II 1924 n/a   29/03/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 29/03/40.
    Issued to 13 Sqn RAAF 24/06/40.
    Damaged 13/09/40 when bomb door was opened on ground and struck 44Gallon Drum. Repaired.
    Coded with Unit "N" and named "Ferdinand II".
    Suffered bullet hole damage to wings and cables, resulting aircraft being grounded at Laha 11/01/42.
    Strafed and set ablaze at Laha 20/01/42 along with A16-66 and A16-125 on the ground by 4 type O single engine fighters.
    SOC 19/02/42.
    One of 14 aircraft lost by 13Sqn RAAF up to the 30/01/42 since the start of the Pacific War.
    A16-72 Mk.II 1925 n/a   02/04/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 02/04/40.
    Issued to 13Sqn RAAF 24/06/40.
    Damaged on ground from bombing and strafing Laha 11/01/42.
    Withdrawn to Darwin.
    Rec 2AD 21/01/42 for EA repairs.
    Rec 13Sqn ex 2AD 29/01/42.
    Destroyed by bombing and strafing of RAAF Darwin 19/02/42 some 3 hours after arriving from NEI.
    SOC 01/03/42.
    A16-73 Mk.II 1926 n/a   04/04/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 04/04/40.
    Issued to 6 Sqn RAAF 01/07/40.
    Issued to 2Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
    Rec 5AD 20/04/42.
    Rec 1OTU 28/06/42.
    Fitted with Modified Boulton Paul Turret 21/08/42.
    Fitted with Dual Controls 28/08/43.
    Rec 2AD ex 1OTU 17/03/45.
    Stored Cat C REMI.
    Offered for disposal 20/02/46.
    Cat E storage 09/07/47.
    Issued to Dept of Aircraft Production 03/09/48.
    Scrapped.
    Camo Scheme A .

    Hudson A16-73

    A16-74 Mk.II 1927 n/a   03/04/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 13/04/40.
    Issued to 6 Sqn RAAF 25/06/40.
    Allocated to 2Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
    Rec 2Sqn 06/01/42.
    Rec 5AD 07/04/42.
    Rec 1OTU 17/04/42.
    Fitted with Modified Boulton Paul Turret 21/08/42.
    Accident 2105hrs 19/09/42 Bairnsdale when aircraft ground looped on take-off due to starboard engine failure.
    Damage to starboard main plane, undercarriage and rudder fin.
    Crew P/O F J Kavanaugh Serv#404906, Sgt L H Cocker Serv#407862, Sgt G D Francey Serv#414298 and Sgt J P Broome Serv#414125 un-injured. Rec 1AD 01/10/42. Repaired.
    Fitted with Dual Controls 28/08/43.
    Damage to main spar causing fuel leaks.
    Rec 7AD ex 1OTU 19/03/44.
    Rec 2AD ex 7AD 23/03/44.
    Rec 2AD Storage 19/11/45.
    Stored Cat C REMI.
    Offered for disposal 20/02/46.
    Cat E storage 09/07/47.
    Issued to Dept of Aircraft Production 03/09/48.
    Scrapped.
    A16-75 Mk.II 1928 n/a   05/04/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 05/04/40.
    Allocated 13 Sqn RAAF 27/06/40.
    Issued 8Sqn RAAF 27/06/40.
    Rec Turret 22/07/40. Coded NN-E.
    Accident 25/03/41 when aircraft landed at Sembawang, Singapore with U/C retracted.
    Repaired by 151MU RAF.
    Served with 8 Sqn.
    SOC as Lost in Far East 20/03/42.
    Photo of U/C up landing exists.
    A16-76 Mk.II 1929 n/a   03/04/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 03/04/40.
    Allocated 13Sqn RAAF 27/06/40.
    Issued 8 Sqn RAAF 27/06/40.Coded NN-F.
    Underwent E Service Sembanwang 10/01/42.
    Lost in Java by 06/03/42.
    SOC as Lost in Far East 20/03/42.

    Hudson A16-76

    A16-77 Mk.II 1931 n/a   04/04/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 04/04/40.
    Issued 2Sqn RAAF 05/07/40.
    Accident 0615hrs 30/04/41 at Laverton Vic, when on take-off the aircraft clipped a tree damaging nose plexiglass and tail.
    Crew F/O M V D White,P/O Peter Creighton Gorrie Serv#407168, Cpl R V Moyes, and Sgt J Baker Serv#402700 un-injured.
    Repaired.
    In service 2Sqn as at 08/12/41.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF ex 2Sqn RAAF26/05/42.
    Accident 1245hrs 11/10/43 over ran landing and went through fence at Fisherman's Bend Strip in bad weather.
    At the time the aircraft was equipped with RDI (Radio Directional Indicator) and was used in this exercise that went wrong.
    Crew F/Lt N R Thompson Serv#250670, P/O K C Thompson Serv#413283 and F/Lt G A Jacques Serv#260806;
    Passengers F/O D A Marson Serv#405486 and P/O G L Stubbins Serv#408302.
    Issued to 22RSU ex 1OTU 14/10/43.
    Rec 7AD 20/10/43.
    Converted to components.
    SOC 23/03/44.
    A16-78 Mk.II 1932 n/a   05/04/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 05/04/40.
    Issued to 2 Sqn RAAF.
     Current with 2Sqn RAAF 16/02/42.
    Destroyed by bombing and strafing RAAF Darwin 19/02/42 some 3 hours after arriving from NEI.
    SOC 01/03/42.
    A16-79 Mk.II 1933 n/a   02/04/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 02/04/40.
    Issued to 2 Sqn RAAF.
    Rec 2AD ex 2 Sqn RAAF 28/12/42.
    Issued 2Sqn RAAF same day.
    Accident and loss, 1830hrs local time Koepang, Timor 20/01/42 when after taking off after being grossly overloaded aircraft evacuating RAAF Crews from impending invasion, climbed very steeply after take-off, reaching some 200-300 feet when the port engine burst into flames before stalling, wheeling over and crashing back onto airstrip and exploding into flames.
    Crew; F/Lt Robert Wylie Cuming Serv#200540 (Pilot), P/O Robert Henry Martin Serv#401464, P/O P.H. Richards Serv#407592, Sgt J. Bessell-Browne Serv#406205, Sgt A.E. Blake Serv#4560 (W/AG), Sgt Henry Jennings Dean Serv#3934, Sgt Kevin Henry Kelaher Serv#403287 (W/AG), LAC O.F.E. Crawford Serv#19485, LAC Edmund Geoffrey Mears Serv#19266, LAC Vincent Harold Smith Serv#30308 and AC Frank Morris Serv#16698 all killed.
    Rapid and incorrect trim adjustment or structural failure following loss of port engine deemed responsible.
    SOC 19/02/42.
    Crash witnessed by Geoffrey R Davey (JP) ex RAAF Retired as stated officially in 1991.
    A16-80 Mk.II 1934 n/a   03/05/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 02/05/40.
    Issued to 2 Sqn RAAF 23/07/40.
    In use by 2Sqn until 25/05/42.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 26/05/42.
    Rec 1AD 30/06/42. Rec 1OTU 17/08/42.
    Fitted with modified Boulton Paul Turret 21/09/42.
    Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 17/12/42 with 14 other Hudsons as part of Special Transport Flight.
    Rec 12RSU for minor repairs 21/12/42.
    Returned to Bairnsdale 1OTU ex 12 RSU 15/01/43.
    Rec 7AD ex 1OTU 20/08/43 for conversion. Canc 14/09/44., aircraft held in storage.
    Approval to convert to components 12/12/44.
    Allocated 7CRD for conversion.
    Rec 7CRD 08/02/45.
    A16-81 Mk.II 1935 n/a   02/05/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 02/05/40.
    Issued 8Sqn RAAF Canberra 29/06/40.
    Fitted with Boulton Paul Turret 22/07/40.
    Rec 151 MU Seletar for E Service 03/01/42.
    Returned to 8 Sqn RAAF10/01/42.
    Destroyed by bombing at Semplak, Java 22/02/42.
    A16-82 Mk.II 1936 n/a   01/05/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 01/05/40.
    Issued to 8Sqn RAAF 04/09/41.
    Damaged on first day of war 08/12/41 when aircraft returned from bombing mission at Sembawang.
    Crew was F/Lt J H Marshall Serv#560, P/O D Hersey Serv#407172 (wounded in arm and leg from Bullets), Sgt D G Scott Serv#407393, and F/Sgt P Frost Serv#2863.
    Aircraft patched and repaired.
    Flipped and crashed on approach Sembawang 18/01/42 and written off.
    A16-83 Mk.II 1937 n/a   01/05/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 01/05/40.
    Issued 13 Sqn RAAF 03/07/40.
    Accident 11/07/40 when Hawk flew into window and damaged it. Repaired.
    Crashed and burned on takeoff 07/09/40 from Broome, WA due to braking binding.
    Crew F/Lt J Sharp, and others were not injured.
    SOC 28/09/40.
    A16-84 Mk.II 1938 n/a   02/05/40 Rec 2AD ex USA 02/05/40.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 03/07/40.
    Accident 13/04/42 when aircraft struck drum when taxying.
    Damage to bomb bay doors. Repaired by RSU.
    Rec 1AD per allotment for Target Towing Modifications 13/10/42.
    Rec 5AD 27/09/42.
    Rec 2BAGS 29/01/43 ex 1AD.
    Rec 1AD ex 2BAGS 14/02/43.
    Allocated to SHQ Flight Laverton 22/02/43.
    Remained at Laverton 25/02/43 for towing 6000feet Target until 08/03/43.
    Issued 4 Comms Flight 21/03/43.
    Rec 3AD ex 4CF 01/05/43.
    Rec 4CF ex 3AD 16/09/43.
    Damaged during violent storm 26/11/43 when aircraft was blown across field through fence at Amberley.
    Repaired by 3AD by the 04/12/43.
    Rec 4CF ex 3AD 05/04/44.
    Rec 2AD 19/11/44. Held and stored.
    Declared surplus 20/02/46.
    Issued DAP 03/09/48. Scrapped.
    A16-85 Mk.II 1939 n/a   17/05/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/40.
    Issued to 8Sqn RAAF 09/07/40.
    One of three Hudsons sent to the Banka Strait on the 14/02/42.
    During the diving attack on convoy near Moesi River the aircraft was seen to dive into the sea and burst into flames during the attack.
    Crew, F/Lt J K Douglas Serv# 260280, Sqn Ldr J M Pizzy Serv#619, Sgt F R McColl Serv#407559 and Sgt H K Allen Serv#404760 were killed.
    One member was seen to parachute out of aircraft, but was seen to land in burning wreckage.
    SOC 06/03/42.
    A16-86 Mk.II 1940 n/a   17/05/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/40.
    Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/40.
    Issued 8 Sqn 09/07/40. Coded NN-A.
    Accident 04/11/40 when aircraft forced landed at Seletar, Malay. Pilot was F/Lt J G Emerton.
    SOC 30/07/41 per E/E88 waiting for conversion since 01/09/40.

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-86

    A16-87 Mk.II 1941 n/a   17/05/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/40.
    Issued 1Sqn RAAF 09/07/40.
    Aircraft with 8Sqn RAAF 25/11/41. Coded NN-Q.
    Lost over enemy target 24 January 1942.
    Crew Captain was F/O Kenneth Vernon Hewett Serv#407676 .
    SOC 19/02/42.
    A16-88 Mk.II 1942 n/a   17/05/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/40.
    Rec 23 Sqn RAAF 21/08/40.
    Accident 06/11/40 at Archerfield when at end of landing run, aircraft ground looped at Archerfield.
    Pilot was P/O E A Dorwood and P/O G I Gibson.
    Aircraft to ANA for repairs 15/11/40.
    Rec 23Sqn RAAF 07/06/41.
    Turret removed and installed on A16-167 22/01/42.
    Rec OTU 25/01/42.
    Issued 6Sqn RAAF ex 1OTU 19/07/42.
    Rec 1OTU ex 6Sqn 27/07/42.
    Fitted with modified Boulton Paul Turret 21/09/42.
    Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 17/12/42 with 14 other Hudsons as part of Special Transport Flight.
    Arrived back at Bairnsdale 15/01/43.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 30/04/43.
    Rec 1OTU ex 32Sqn 04/05/43.
    Rec 7AD 27/10/43.
    Issued 2AD ex 7AD 07/04/44.
    Rec 08/04/44 at 2AD.Held 2AD.
    Placed in Storage Cat C 19/11/45 at 2AD.
    Declared surplus 20/02/46.
    Issued to Dept of Aircraft production 03/09/48.
    Scrapped.
    A16-89 Mk.II 1943 n/a   17/05/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/40.
    Issued to No1 RAAF Squadron 09/07/40.
    In service with No 1 Sqn RAAF Malaya 06/12/41.
    Damaged 13/02/42 to starboard leading edge of wing, Sumatra.
    Flew last RAAF personnel out of Java 04/03/42.
    Refueled in flight through by a hose leading from the cabin (where 25x 4 gal fuel cans located) through a forward cabin window to the starboard fuel intake. ( departed 2230hrs 4/3/42 F/O Gibbes &crew) landed at Roebourne WA 05/03/42.
    Rec 1AD 08/03/42.
    Rec 7 Sqn RAAF 24/03/42.Coded with Unit "G" on nose.
    Rec 1OTU ex 7Sqn RAAF 29/06/42.
    Accident 1115hrs 09/08/42 when aircraft failed to pull out of 35 degree dive from 2000 feet some 7 miles south east of Bairnsdale during a circuit of aerodrome. Aircraft dived into ground and exploded in flames.
    The Crew, P/O A G Gray and AC1 D M O'Loughlin Serv#53849 both killed.
    The main spar snapped with the starboard main plane failing.
    Battle damage of a single Jap bullet, received on the 13/02/42 in the starboard wing during operations in Sumatra (repaired by 1AD) was the area which failed.
    SOC 28/08/42.

    Hudson Mk.II A16-89
1 Aircraft Depot, 
Laverton, c.1941,  
before going to 1 Squadron, in Malaya. 
via Mike Mirkovic.

    A16-90 Mk.II 1944 n/a   17/05/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/40.
    Issued 1 Sqn RAAF 09/07/40.
    In service 1Sqn 06/12/41.
    Destroyed on ground by enemy action 09/12/41 at Kuantan Malaya.
    SOC 19/01/42 Far East.
    A16-91 Mk.II 1945 n/a   17/05/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 17/05/40.
    Issued to 24Sqn RAAF 22/09/40.
    Coded with Unit "U" Issue to Rabaul 05/01/42.
    Damaged 08/01/42 in bomb dispersal bay from enemy bombs and returned to Townsville for repairs.
    Repaired by 25/01/42.
    Lost by enemy action at Gasmata PNG 11/02/42.
    Aircraft was attacking shipping at mast height when caught fire from AAA. At 400 feet the pilot, WgCdr Lerew orderd the crew to bale out. Lerew last saw the crew moving towards the exit. The aircraft came down some 3 miles from a villiage named Climiit near Gasmata. Only Lerew made it back to allied lines. When wreck was located in 1944, some remains were found in the aircraft. Later in 1946, on closer examination, ID disks of one of the crew were found, that being Sgt K D McDonald.
    Crew, Wg Cdr J M LerewServ#93, F/O W A J Watt Serv#846, Sgt K D McDonald Serv#11095 (W/T Op), Sgt R C Henry Serv#416181 (WAG).
    Only Lerew survived.
    SOC 19/02/42.
    A16-92 Mk.II 1946 n/a   20/06/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/06/40.
    Issued 1 Sqn RAAF 09/07/40.
    In service 1Sqn 06/12/41.
    Reported as destroyed on ground by enemy action 09/12/41 at Kuantan Malaya.
    Left behind 08/12/41 at Kuantan Malaya.
    They were not torched or destroyed, as it was intended to fly them out the advancing Japanese attacked and occupied the airfield, so it may have fallen into Japanese hands.
    SOC Far East 19/01/42.
    A16-93 Mk.II 1947 n/a   20/06/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/06/40.
    Issued 1 Sqn RAAF 09/07/40 as a Immediate Reserve Aircraft.
    Not flown as IE aircraft to Malaya, but shipped by sea.
    Arrived 04/09/40.
    Erected at 151MU Seletar 23/09/41 to 01/10/41.
    Rec 8Sqn RAAF 28/10/41.
    Lost Sumatra mid February 1942 on ground.
    SOC Lost in Far East 06/03/42.
    A16-94 Mk.II 1948 n/a   20/06/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/06/40.
    Issued to 1Sqn RAAF Laverton 09/07/40.
    To Malaya with 1Sqn RAAF.Coded US-C.
    Rec 151MU 16/09/41.
    Rec 1 Sqn RAAF 29/09/41.
    Shot Down 08/12/41 during attack on a Japanese Naval force near Khota Bharu, Malaya. No1 Sqn RAAF
    Crew; FLTLT J.G.L. Jones Serv#570(Pilot), FLGOFF R.H. Siggins Serv#407007 (2nd Pilot), SGT D.W. Walters (W/AG)Serv#407307 and SGT G.J. Hedges (W/AG) Serv#404294.
    Stated in "official" confusion for the period as A16-19 during Dec 1941, it was in light of POW survivor of A16-19 that it may have been A16-94 that crashed whilst trying to land at Gong-Keddah Auxiliary Field some 25 miles of Koto-Bharu. However after war's end, RAF investigators, from details of local chief stated that both A16-19 and A16-94 crashed 3 and 5 miles respectively from the coast. The account of the crash landing referred to a crew which included Coldrey and Dowie made by a Crew member named LAC P D Hynes Serv#5117(Further research needed to ID A16 Serial).

    Hudson A16-94

    A16-95 Mk.II 1949 n/a   20/06/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/06/40.
    Delivered fitted with Drogue winch for target towing.
    Issued to ATS Cressy 21/08/40.
    Rec SHQ Flight Pearce 07/04/41 for target towing.
    Attached to 2Sqn 15/05/41.
    Rec 1AD 30/05/41.
    Issued to 14Sqn RAAF Pearce 16/07/41.Coded with Unit "P".
    Issued to 151MU RAF Seletar 22/12/41.
    Issued 8Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
    Loss through combat;
    Left Sembawang and was shot down near Kranji, Singapore on the 18/01/42 with F/Lt Robert George Arnold Serv#475, Sgt John McNeil Serv#400259, F/O John McGEACHIE-HOOD Serv# 408041 and Sgt George Frederick Perry Serv#406462 SOC lost 06/03/42 Far East.
    Was still wearing 14Sqn Unit Code "P".

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-95

    A16-96 Mk.II 1950 n/a   20/06/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/06/40.
    Delivered fitted with Drogue winch for target towing.
    Issued to ATS Cressy 21/08/40.
    Rec SHQ Flight Darwin 24/11/401 for target towing.
    Attached to SHQ Flight Pearce 07/04/41.
    Attached to 2Sqn 02/06/41.
    Rec 1AD 15/06/41.
    Issued to 13Sqn RAAF Darwin 13/07/41.Coded with Unit "N".
    Down as "Lost at sea near Koepang 30/01/42 " on card, no record per A50 or Losses or crews lost in association of serial.
    Official report 06/02/42 per radio message Q162 is reported as ground loss by enemy action.
    SOC 19/02/42.
    A16-97 Mk.II 1951 n/a   20/06/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/06/40.
    Issued to 2Sqn RAAF 12/08/40.
    Accident 1050Hrs 13/08/40 2 miles east of Canberra Aerodrome, when aircraft spun and crashed killing crew and VIPs 13/08/40 near Canberra ACT.
    Crew and Pax; F/Lt Robert Hitchcock Serv#115 (Pilot) P/O Richard F. Wiesener Serv#607 (Nav) Cpl John F. Palmer Serv#2130 AC Charles J. Crosdale Serv# 6673 Passengers James Fairbairn (Air Minister) Richard Elford (Secretary to the Air Minister) Geoffrey A. Street (Army Minister) Sir Henry Gullett (V.P. of the Executive Council) LT-Gen Sir Cyril Brudenell White (Chief of the General Staff) Lt-Col Francis Thornwaite (Snr Army Staff Officer).
    No one crash in Australian aviation history has ever shaken the corridors of power before like this one did.
    SOC 17/08/40.

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-97

    A16-98 Mk.II 1952 n/a   20/06/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/06/40.
    Fitted as transport and with dual controls.
    In service 2Sqn RAAF 25/08/40.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 29/08/40.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 02/02/41.
    Rec 2AD 16/08/41.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 28/08/41.
    Damaged on the ground at Laha, Ambon 09/01/42.
    Rec 2AD 18/01/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF24/01/42 ex 2AD.
    Rec 1Ad ex 13Sqn RAAF 26/03/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 12/05/42.
    Allocated to 1Comms Flight for exclusive use of Chief of Air Staff 05/07/42.
    Issued 1CF 06/08/42.
    To ANA 30/10/43.
    Allocated 7AD ex ANA 16/11/43.
    Seats taken out of A16-98 to be installed into A16-120 18/11/43.
    Rec 2AD 08/04/44.Issued and stored 2AD stores 19/11/45.
    Declared Surplus 20/02/46.
    Issued to Dept of Aircraft Production 03/09/48.
    Scrapped.
    A16-99 Mk.II 1953 n/a   20/06/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/06/40.
    Fitted as transport and with dual controls. First flight in Australia, 31/07/40.
    In service 6 Sqn RAAF 25/08/40.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 2 Sqn RAAF 26/03/42.
    Rec 1OTU 08/05/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 1OTU 08/10/42.
    Issued 4 Comms Flight 19/10/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 4CF 29/10/42.
    Rec 2AD ex 5AD 08/11/42.
    Modified as passenger transport (Use for General Blamey) DAT Serial #VH-RAD#1.
    Rec 4CF ex 2AD 19/11/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 4CF 28/12/42.
    Rec 4CF 03/01/43 and coded VM-E.
    Rec 15ARD ex 4CF 30/08/43.
    Rec 7AD to have personal fittings removed 16/11/43, originally for A16-116, then later to Lodestar A67-4.
    Rec 7CRD ex 7AD for conversion 07/08/44.
    Converted to components 09/08/44.
    A16-100 Mk.II 1955 n/a   20/06/40 Rec 1AD ex USA 20/06/40.
    Fitted as transport and with dual controls.
    Was also fitted with full De-icing equipment.
    First flight in Australia, 01/08/40.
    In service 2 Sqn RAAF 15/09/40.
    Accident forced landing in sea off Bathurst Island 20/03/42.
    Aircraft ran out of fuel on single engine flight back from Koepang after loosing Port engine.
    Aircraft landed in 4 foot of water.
    NFD on Crew details.
    A16-101 Mk.IVA 6030 41-23171   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 13/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 09/10/41:
    All the following A16-101 plus are all flushed riveted MK111 and IV's which were equipped with a Tunnel Gun mount in rear fuselage.
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.Allocated 32 Sqn 19/02/42.
    Following taking off from 7 Mile Strip PNG on nighttime bombing raid on Gasmata New Britain with four other aircraft, it did not return.
    Presumed missing on ops near Gasmata, New Britain 03-04/03/42 along with Hudson A16-165.
    F/O Arthur Renford NICOLAY Serv#406013, Sgt K R Kerbesky Serv#406721, Sgt W H Coppin Serv#406773 and LAC W I Cass Serv#17236 missing.
    SOC 20/03/42.
    In 1946,during a process of elimination of Hudson Wrecks, including A16-165, it was assumed to be wreck that was lying in 4 feet of water on edge of reef, 700 yards East North East of Nontingteng Island, and north of Gasmata Island, New Britain.
    A16-102 Mk.IVA 6031 41-23172   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 13/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 09/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
    Damaged at Rabaul by bombing 08/01/42. Further damaged at Townsville on arrival 10/01/42.
    Rec 2AD 25/01/42.
    Rec 6Sqn ex 2AD 16/02/42.
    Detached 6 Sqn Flight became part of New 32Sqn RAAF 21/02/42.
    In service 32 Sqn 11/03/42.Named "Yum Yum".
    Issued 5AD 6/04/42.
    Damaged 22/05/42, on charge of 5AD, when taxied into concrete mooring block damaging bomb door.
    Rec 1OTU 25/08/42.
    Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 23/01/42 with 14 other Hudsons as part of Special Transport Flight.
    Accident 1530hrs 28/02/43 at Bairnsdale when the aircraft was taking off the north/south strip when the starboard tyre blew out.
    The pilot managed to kept the aircraft straight for 300 yards until the starboard undercarriage collapsed, causing the aircraft to ground loop.
    Crew, F/O G G Sprigg Serv#756 and F/Lt D G Buckley Serv# 1674 un-injured.
    Rec 7AD ex 1OTU 17/03/43 for survey.
    Due to damaged Centre section, aircraft was considered not economical to repair 02/11/43.
    SOC 28/03/44. .
    A16-103 Mk.IVA 6032 41-23173   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 13/09/41 USAAF.Defence Aid 09/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Satisfactory test flown 22/12/41.
    Fitted with Boulton Paul Turret.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
    Rec 6Sqn Detachment Port Moresby 01/02/42.
    Detached 6 Sqn Flight became part of New 32Sqn RAAF 21/02/42.
    Damaged by enemy action whilst on reconnaissance raid over Rabaul, New Brittain on the 19/02/42 whilst flown by 24Sqn RAAF Crew, with the loss of Sgt Francis Charles Narriner Serv#401044 WAG who died of wounds received in defending aircraft.
    Other crew; F/Lt William Pedrina Serv#264 not injured, with P/O Edwin Rockings Serv#21121 suffering slight powered burns from front firing Browning .303cal machine guns.
    Rec 2AD 02/03/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 19/11/42 after lengthy repairs at 2AD.
    Rec 7AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 02/05/43.
    Rec 3AD ex 7AD 14/06/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 15/08/43.
    Rec 7AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 08/09/43.
    Rec 1OTU 25/09/43.Accident 0950 hrs 28/07/44 when aircraft ground looped 300 degrees on landing at Bairnsdale causing starboard undercarriage to collapse.
    Crew, F/Lt R A N Kelly Serv#415152 and F/O G WClark-Hall Serv#406235 both un-injured.
    Deemed repairable 31/08/43, but later considered un-economical and issued to 1CRD 29/10/44.
    SOC 29/10/44.
    A16-104 Mk.IVA 6033 41-23174   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 13/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 05/12/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Satisfactory test flown 15/12/41.
    Fitted with Boulton Paul Turret.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF Pearce 28/12/42.
    Used by detached flight for seaward patrols from Albany WA.
    Accident 0605hrs on 19/01/42 when aircraft was taking off from Albany Aerodrome when port engine failed.
    Aircraft swerved to miss Wirraway causing the port undercarriage collapsing.
    Aircraft caught fire with crew escaping injury.
    Loaded bombs exploded, with aircraft being destroyed totally.
    Crew, F/Lt C Goode, P/O J Baker, Sgt J H Sheppard and Sgt F E Chidlow not injured.
    SOC 03/02/42.
    A16-105 Mk.IVA 6034 41-23175   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 13/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 09/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Flight tested 13/12/41.
    Received at the Operational Training Unit ex 2 AD 20/12/41. No Turret fitted.
    Rec 5AD ex OTU 14/04/42.
    Rec 1OTU 30/04/42.
    Accident 10/07/42 when on landing the aircraft overshot and skidded through a fence landing at Western Junction.
    Repaired by 27/07/42.
    Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 23/01/42 with 14 other Hudsons as part of Special Transport Flight for "an indefinite period for the purposes of transporting troops, arms and equipment to the forward battle areas" at Buna and Sanananda.
    A16-105 was one of these aircraft, and was flown by Flight Lieutenant David W I Campbell.
    Known as No 1 OTU Detached Flight and under the Command of Squadron Leader O B Hall, (15 Hudsons and crews in Transport Role) they flew under extremely hazardous conditions from Ward's at Moresby to Soputa and Dobodura until recalled on 11th January 1943.
    Total of 645 sorties flown by 1OTU.
    01/01/43, flown to Townsville by F/Lt David Campbell for an engine change at 12 RSU due to excessive oil consumption along with A16-2.
    23/01/43, returned to 1 OTU. 28/08/43, fitted with dual controls.
    Rec 2AD ex 1OTU 03/04/45.
    Placed in 2AD Storage 19/11/45.
    Offered for Disposal 27/08/46. 24/09/47, sold to European Air Transport, Sydney NSW.
    Became VH-BKY, VH-EWB and VH-EWS per E/E88 Card.
    24/06/66 Sold to Adastra as VH-AGP.
    Registration VH-FXF ntu.
    Was owned by Malcolm Long and displayed at Chewing Gum Field and later at Air World, Wangaratta.
    Sold to and displayed in the Australian War Memorial's Anzac Hall.
    Currently located at Treloar Technology Centre, Mitchell, ACT.

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-105

    A16-106 Mk.IVA 6035 41-23176   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 13/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 10/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Flight tested 15/12/41.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Rec 1AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 29/12/41.
    Issued 2AD ex 1AD 31/12/41 to be fitted with Boulton Paul Turret.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF ex 2AD 03/01/42.
    Forced landed south of a village near the Mambare River south of Salamaua, 25/01/42.
    SOC 19/02/42.
    Advised by Rob Manning in 2005 that this is F/O Bob Green's A16-106 "Tit Willow" Hudson.
    New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (NGVR) records show that on the 21st January 1942 the surprise attack on Salamaua by Japanese fighters and bombers destroyed one RAAF Lockheed Hudson, 2 De Havillands and 2 Fox Moths.
    Crew;F/O Robert Mathieson Green Serv#3661, Sgt? William Francis Richards Serv#408113 and Sgt Jack Prider Serv3407375 are known crew members of A16-106, with perhaps one more unknown.
    Date of Crew loss was 24/01/42.
    A16-107 Mk.IVA 6036 41-23177   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 13/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 10/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Fitted Dual Controls 31/12/41.
    Rec OTU 10/01/42.
    Fitted with Boulton Paul Turret 21/08/42.
    Accident 1625Hrs 27/09/42 Mildura, when aircraft on take-off from shorter length then trainee was accustomed to, pulled back too early and raised landing gear. Aircraft sunk back onto strip and skidded along strip.
    Crew;F/O R N Kuring (Pilot), F/O D R Hebbard Serv#406998 (Nav), F/O L Zarnke Serv#405242 (WOAG), with passengers, F/Sgt R L Hilton Serv#416182 WOAG)and Sgt J P Carolin Serv#410628 (AG).
    Allocated to 2OTU for conversion 30/09/43.
    SOC 14/10/43.
    A16-108 Mk.IVA 6037 41-23178   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 13/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 10/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.Flight tested 22/12/41.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
    Rec Cowl Guns in lieu of Boulton Paul Turret due to shortage 04/01/42.
    Received .303 bullet damage to tail plane, damaging main section on 17/04/42.
    Rec 5AD for repairs 11/05/42.
    Issued 6Sqn RAAF 18/05/42.
    At this point card does not show allocation to 13Sqn, however common practice to move aircraft and crew to reinforce after then 6Sqn OTU role.
    Served with 13 Sqn.
    Took off from Hughes Strip on operational strike on Timor.
    After successful strike, aircraft was involved in strafing ground positions when aircraft collided with another Hudson (Not IDed) and dived 3000feet vertically to the ground in Timor 02/06/42.
    Crew; P/O Donald George Campbell Serv#405623 (pilot), P/O Robert Lester Gill Serv#406841, Sgt Samuel Lindsay Inglis Serv#416340 and Sgt Lance Radford Kealley Serv#416217 all killed.
    SOC 24/07/42.
    A16-109 Mk.IVA 6038 41-23179   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 13/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 05/12/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Flight tested 23/12/41.
    Rec 7 Sqn RAAF 02/02/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 7Sqn RAAF 18/03/42.
    Issued to 13 Sqn RAAF 19/03/42.
    At this time due to aircraft and Crew shortages, 13 Sqn and 2 Sqn operated as one unit during February-March 1942 from Daly Waters. 2 Sqn Crew went missing on operational strike on stores and ground positions situated around and at Lavai, Port Timor, 23/03/42. Some five miles off the coast of Timor, the formation was attacked by enemy fighters with A16-109 bursting into flames and spinning towards the sea some 15 miles off the coast. Assumed to have crashed into the sea.
    Crew; F/Lt J.L. Anderson MBE DFC Serv#390, Sgt J.G. Wright Serv#405530, Sgt D.G.J. Horsburgh Serv#11640 and Sgt J.R. Maddern Serv#401624 all missing.
    SOC 30/04/42.
    Post war, a local Timorese stated seeing a Hudson trailing smoke from the direction of Keopang crashing near Cepoela. One crewman parachuted and landed in tree some 2 kilometers before crash. He was taken to Tjamplong to the Docter who advised him to surrender, which he did the following day. Three bodies were discovered near the aircraft. Three members were identified as Sgt J.G. Wright, Sgt J.R. Maddern and Sgt D.G.J. Horsburgh. Details of the fate of F/Lt J.L. Anderson are not known, either as POW or if his remains were still in the aircraft.
    A16-110 Mk.IVA 6039 41-23180   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 13/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 13/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Flight tested 12/12/41.
    Being fitted with dual controls but with no armament for use by the OTU at Bairnsdale 14/12/41.
    Accident on 02/03/42 when aircraft bounced on landing at Sale causing undercarriage damage.
    Allotted 1 AD for fitment of Boulton Paul Turret 03/07/42.
    06/08/42 Issued 1 OTU ex 1 AD.
    10/12/42, one wing tip damaged in taxying accident.
     Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 23/01/42 with 14 other Hudsons as part of Special Transport Flight for "an indefinite period for the purposes of transporting troops, arms and equipment to the forward battle areas" at Buna and Sanananda.
    Attacked by five Zeros on take-off from Dobodura, New Guinea 26/12/42.
    Landed and was again attacked on the ground.
    Issued 15 RSU for repairs 03/01/43.
    Issued 3 AD ex 15 ARD for completion of repairs 18/08/43.
    Issued 1 CU ex 3 AD 30/07/44.
    Received 2 AD ex 1 CU 10/04/45.
    Received 1 OTU ex 2 AD 15/07/45.
    Allotted 2 AD Storage ex 1 OTU 29/11/45.Allottment to storage suspended 03/12/45.
    Aircraft to conduct bush fire patrols by 1 OTU until 31/03/46 then proceed to storage.
    Received 2 AD Storage ex 1 OTU 05/03/46.
    Sold to V.J. Madsen, Sydney for 1,500 01/04/47.
    Became VH-AGE.

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-110

    A16-111 Mk.IVA 6040 41-23181   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 05/12/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.Flight tested 16/12/41.
    Between 20-22/12/41 fitted with Boulton Paul Turret.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Allocated 32Sqn (Not taken up)
    Departed to Cloncurry 17/03/42.
    Allocated 23/03/42 Darwin Area.
    Returned Richmond 05/04/42.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 13/04/42.
    Rec 5AD 13/05/42.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF Pearce 16/06/42.
    Accident 17/08/42 when taxied into shell hole bending airscrew. Repaired.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 13/01/43.
    Rec 7AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 09/05/43.
    Rec 5AD ex 7AD 19/07/43 for installation of RDF Equipment.
    Rec 1AD 17/09/43 for modification to Survey Aircraft, then to SDF.
    Accident 1600hrs 12/01/44 at Pats River, Flinders Island, when port tyre burst on application of brakes following a normal 50 degree flap landing, which then caused the aircraft to ground loop 270 degrees. The Starboard undercarriage collapsed causing fuel leaks in the starboard mainplane. When the aircraft stopped, it caught fire and was destroyed.
    Crew P/O C Murrell Serv#61518, F/Sgt G R Lowe, W/O W Campbell and LAC F Olle un-injured.
    SOC 14/02/44.

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-111

    A16-112 Mk.IVA 6041 41-23182   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 13/10/41:
    Rec 056/12/41:Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Fitted with Dual controls, with no armament 14/12/41.
    Flight tested 23/12/41.
    Allotted to the Operational Training Unit.
    In service OTU 17/01/42.
    Rec 5AD 01/05/42.
    Issued to 14 Sqn RAAF ex 5AD 11/07/42.
    Rec 32 Sqn RAAF 23/12/42.
    Rec 7AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 26/01/43.
    Allocated 6Sqn RAAF 28/04/43. T
    o proceed to 6 Sqn via 5AD, Forest Hill for fitment of ASV and IFF equipment 03/05/43.
    Issued to 6 Sqn RAAF 20/05/43.
    At Cairns with flat Tyre at 12RSU 05/06/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 09/06/43.
    Allotted to 1AD, Laverton ex 6Sqn for modification as Survey Flight aircraft 24/08/43.
    Rec 1AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 11/09/43.
    Issued to Survey Flight 17/05/44. Unit Code SU-P.
    Approval for removal of auxiliary fuel tanks 08/06/44.
    Received 2AD, Richmond 14/05/46.
    Allotted to 2AD, Richmond ex the Survey Flight for storage 16/05/46.
    Cat D Storage 21/11/46.
    Sold to Mr. Ellis, Sherman's Motors, Dubbo for 1,000.04 29/11/46. Sale cancelled 04/09/47.
    Sold to Mr. S Godden, Potts Point, Sydney NSW 10/09/47.
    Then as VH-EWA to East West Airlines in 1945.
    Adastra Aerial Services as VH-AGS.
    Now VH-KOY and previously registered to and owned by Malcolm Long.
    First Post Restoration Flight 10/04/93.
    Was displayed at Air World Wangaratta, Vic.
    Now on Display at Temora Aviation Museum.
    Registered VH-KOY to Temora Aviation Museum 07/07/04.
    Currently flies marked as A16-211 with nose art "The Tojo Busters"

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-112

    A16-113 Mk.IVA 6042 41-23183   08/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 13/10/41:
    Rec 08/12/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 08/12/41.
    Air Tested 20/12/41.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Rec 5AD ex 14Sqn RAAF 29/06/42.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 27/07/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 31/12/42.
    Accident whilst landing at Mascot Aerodrome's SW/NE Strip 14/04/42 when aircraft struck pine trees on approach damaging leading edges.
    Crew, F/O L Halliday, F/O A H Gawler, F/O R N Castles and P/O W J Stevenson of 32Sqn RAAF not injured.
    To 7AD for repairs.
    24/04/43 ex-7AD issued to 6Sqn RAAF.
    Rec 3AD 19/07/43.
    Rec 6Sqn ex 3AD 25/07/43.
    Allocated to 38Sqn RAAF and given DAT Registration, VHRBA.
    Rec 7AD 10/09/44.
    38Sqn Allocation cancelled 20/04/44.
    Rec 1OTU 01/10/44.
    Rec 1APU 08/12/44.
    Rec 1OTU ex 1APU 07/02/45.
    At 1913Hrs, Friday 4th May 1945, the aircraft took off from East Sale on a night operation training (OT8) via Paynesville, Patts River and return to East Sale.
    Crashed into sea, with only a wheel and undercarriage washing up on a beach near Ocean Grange, VIC.
    Crew, W/O F J Maughan Serv#412561 (Capt), F/O A S Cullen Serv#406519 (Nav), W/O H L Hammersley Serv#406216 (WAG), F/Sgt R C Smith Serv#431219 (WAG) and Sgt F W Walker Serv#449941 (Gunner) posted as missing.
    SOC 09/07/45.
    A16-114 Mk.IVA 6043 41-23184   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 14/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Air Tested 24/12/41.
    Rec 1AD 13/01/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF Unit Code G. 09/02/42.
    Rec 1AD 24/03/42 for fitting of long range tanks ex 7Sqn RAAF.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 06/04/42.
    Accident 10/06/42 when aircraft struck bird in flight damaging leading edge of wing. Repaired.
    Rec 1OTU 29/06/42.
    Fitted with modified Boulton Paul Turret 21/09/42.
    Accident 12/12/42 when at Archerfield, Lodestar VHCAJ, piloted by Captain Shersby of AOA, taxied into A16-114.
    Rec 3AD for repairs 15/01/43.
    Rec 1OTU 20/03/43.
    Allocated 7AD 24/04/43.
    Rec 7AD ex 1OTU 02/05/43.
    Rec 1OTU 24/09/43.
    Rec 1APU 25/01/44.
    Rec 7AD 07/06/44 ex 1APU.
    Rec 1Comms Flight 03/08/44.
    Rec 2AD ex 1CF 04/04/45.
    Rec 1OTU 18/09/45.
    Allocated 2AD 29/11/45, but suspended and used for Bush Fire Patrolling till rec 2AD 29/03/46.
    Cat D Storage 01/11/46.
    Sold 31/03/47 to Herald Flying Services for 1,101.
    Issued to new owner 29/04/46.
    Register to John Fairfax and Son as VH-SMK on 28/05/48.
    Crashed on take-off at Camden at approximately 0057 hours 01/01/50.
    After take-off, from a height of approximately 150 feet, the aircraft stalled and dived into the ground.
    The only two occupants, Captain Richard Eric Cruickshanks and First Officer Robert Bruce Purvis were both killed.
    Aircraft struck off the Australian VH Register 17/02/50.

    Hudson A16-114 
VH-SMK 
Photo John Laming

    A16-115 Mk.IVA 6044 41-23185   05/12/41 Rec 1AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Air Tested 25/12/41.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 05/01/42.
    Accident 24/03/42 when aircraft 100 miles from returning to Albany on a seaward patrol when port engine failed due to a drop in oil pressure.
    Captain of aircraft, F/Lt R G Cornfoot made emergency landing at Albany WA. To get there, he had to jettison his bombs, fuel and anything loose as the starboard engine could not maintain his height. Made low approach and landing without any damage to aircraft.
    Rec 1AD ex 14Sqn RAAF 16/12/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 14/01/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF ex 32Sqn RAAF 24/04/43.
    Rec 15ARD ex 6Sqn RAAF 02/07/43.
    Rec 7AD ex 15ARD 23/09/43.
    Allocated to 38Sqn RAAF 11/11/43.DAT Registration VHRBB allocated 06/01/44.
    Allotment to 38Sqn RAAF cancelled 20/04/44.
    Rec 3 Comms Unit 26/05/44 for experiments and to be used as flying Physics Laboratory.
    Allocated for use by AOC RAAF 12/08/44.
    Rec 2AD ex 3CU 05/03/45.
    Rec 1OTU 18/07/45.
    Allocated 2AD 29/11/45, but suspended and used for Bush Fire Patrolling.
    Rec 2AD ex East Sale 16/04/46.
    Stored Cat D 01/10/46.
    Sold 31/03/47 to W.R. Carpenter & Co, Sydney for 1,250.
    Issued to purchaser 05/05/47.
    Added to Australian Register as VH-BDN to Mandated Airlines Ltd based in Lae on 26/08/47.
    Sold to Fawcett Aviation Engineering Service, Sydney 27/06/49 and named "Petunia".
    10/07/49, returned to service on lease to Mandated Airlines before crashing at Lae after hitting telegraph pole at edge of strip whilst on a test flight with three crew on the 25/03/50, fatally injuring one, Captain Gibson-Lee (DFC AFC).
    A16-116 Mk.IVA 6045 41-23186   08/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 14/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 08/12/41.
    Air Tested 20/12/41.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Accident 01/04/42 when aircraft was hit on ground by Tractor damaging Rudder. Repaired.
    Collided with wingtip of A16-122 on 16/11/42.
    In service with 14Sqn until 27/12/42.
    Allocated 32Sqn RAAF 05/12/42.
    Accident 27/12/42 at Camden when aircraft had under carriage collapsed on landing. NFDs.
    Rec 2AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 10/01/43.
    Repaired and used by 2AD as transport.
    Flew 3 Beaufort Torpedo shackles to 1AD 23/07/43.
    Allocated to have ASV fittment at 5AD.
    Issued 2AP 30/09/43 ex 2AD.
    Rec 7AD 08/10/43 to be modified into transport aircraft.
    Seating and furnishings ex A16-16, installed into A16-116 for use by General Blamey, GDC SWPAC.
    Aircraft replaced in role by Lockheed Lodestar A67-10 23/03/45.
    Allocated 1CU ex 4CF 24/03/45.
    Rec 1OTU ex 1CU 14/04/45.
    Issued 1CU ex 1OTU 19/10/45.
    Removed from VIP duties, placed under CSIRO for Fishing convoy Patrols around the south west coast of Australia.
    Rec SHQ Flight Pearce WA ex 1CU 12/08/46.
    Stored Cat D 01/10/46.
    Sold to MacRobertson Miller Airlines at Perth 01/04/47 for spares.
    For DC-3 spares then scrapped.
    A16-117 Mk.IVA 6046 41-23187   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 14/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Issued to 1OTU 28/12/41.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 23/03/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 18/05/42.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 01/08/42.
    Rec 1OTU 13/03/43.
    To 7AD then 3AD and allocated to 6Sqn, not taken up.
    To 1AD then Rec 1OTU 11/10/43.
    Accident 17/01/45 when aircraft forced landed at Laverton Vic.
    Rec 2AD for repairs 09/05/45.
    Into Cat C Storage 13/11/45.
    Sold to Herald Flying Services 31/03/47.
    Became VH-SMJ post war.
    After departing Camden Aerodrome at 0455hrs, 30th October 1947, the aircraft was last seen by a witness on the ground in a dive and out of control 2 miles south east of Mussellbrook on 30/10/47 killing both crew. Captain John Geoffrey Hoskins, 33yrs, and Co-Pilot Edwin Conner, 22years.
    Picture of it in 13Sqn Service (1942) and Crash site 1947 held by GRB.

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-117

    A16-118 Mk.IVA 6047 41-23188   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 14/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Flight tested 28/12/41.
    Rec 1AD ex 2AD 5/01/42
    .Rec 7Sqn RAAF 01/02/42. 2AD for fitment of Boulton Paul Turret 05/02/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 09/02/42. Coded Unit "G".
    Rec 1AD 23/03/42 for fitment of LR Tanks.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 08/04/42.
    Rec RSU ex 13Sqn RAAF 23/05/42.
    Accident 05/12/42 when aircraft had ground collision with tree removing Port Tip.
    Rec 5AD 20/12/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 05/02/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 03/04/43.
    Rec 10RSU for engine change.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 12/06/43.
    Accident 1159Hrs 29/06/43 when starboard tyre blew out on landing, causing aircraft to ground loop at Milne Bay, New Guinea.
    Crew Sdr Ldr I J Roberts Serv#400008, F/Lt R J Martin Serv#400326, F/O S W Jamieson Serv#410236 and Sgt R T Mitchell Serv# 410249 (WAG) un-injured.
    Rec 10RSU 01/07/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 05/07/43.
    Rec 5AD 29/08/43.
    Rec 7AD 29/01/44 for modification to Transport.
    Allocated 38Sqn RAAF.
    Allocation Canc 30/03/44.Rec 4 Comms Unit 07/04/44.
    Accident1620hrs 05/12/45 when aircraft flying from Cairns to New Guinea crashed 2.25 miles from Cairns Aerodrome after take-off.
    Crew F/O Donald James Bassett Serv#406465, F/O Gordon Thomson, W/O Errol S Frieze, LAC John Dudley Moore and F/Lt Newell.
    Passengers included Major General George Vassey CB, CBE, DSO and BAR, MID Serv# VX8, Maj General R Downes CMG VD VX57673 , Col Russell, Col Bertram Lt Rigall and Cpl James, , all Australian Army. All 11 members died in the accident.
    Aircraft lay on its back in 12 feet of water 500yards off shore. Weather at the time was 9/10 Cloud, no wind, ceiling 1500feet, visibility 5 miles, and no rain. An attempt was made to salvage it, but no record states that it was done. NFDs.
    Buried Cairns
    SOC 13/03/45.
    A16-119 Mk.IVA 6048 41-23189   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 14/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.
    Air tested 24/12/41.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 28/12/42 without Turret.
    Rec 1AD for Turret installation 13/02/42.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 21/02/42.
    At Broome Aerodrome 0940hrs 03/03/42 when aircraft was straffed and bombed on ground.
    Aircraft received machine gun fire to wing root which caused tanks to be set on fire.
    Destroyed by fire.
    The aircraft was captained by Wing Commander I J Lightfoot, CO 14Sqn RAAF, Petty Officer 1st Class Hartin (USN Aerial Photographer), Sgt Simpson and Sgt Owens who were on a flight from Onslow to Broome looking for a missing C-53, 41-20066 VHCDW, which had forced landed at Vansittart Bay.SOC20/03/42.
    No crew memebers were killed.
    Wg Cdr Lightfoot gave the first offical report on the strike made by the 5 Zeros that attacked the aerodrome. NFDs.
    A16-120 Mk.IVA 6049 41-23190   08/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 15/10/41:
    Received 1 AD ex USA 08/12/41.
    Air Tested 27/12/41.
    Received 7 Sqn ex 1 AD 09/02/42.
    Accident 28/04/42 when landed on punctured tyre. Main fitting from centre section buckled.
    Received 1 AD ex 7 Sqn 04/05/42.
    Issued 5 AD ex 1 AD for undercarriage repairs 23/05/42.
    Received 6 Sqn ex 5 AD 22/05/42.
    Languished at 5AD being repaired until 1943. Forest Green overall.
    Allotted 7 AD ex 6 Sqn for modification to transport aircraft 24/08/43.
    Allocated 38 Sqn 24/08/43.Not Issued to 38Sqn RAAF.
    Proceeding to Ward's for use by General Blamey 04/09/43.
    Allotted for use by CAS 18/11/43.
    Seats ex A16-98 to be installed.
    Issued 1 CU ex 7 AD 06/12/43.
    Reportedly issued with radio callsign VH-RBC but this is not reflected on the aircraft's record card.
    Allotted for use by CAS 03/08/44.
    Striped to bare metal.
    Allotted 2 AD ex 1 CU for fitment for use by 1 OTU 23/03/45.
    Seats to be removed for fitment to Lodestar A67-8.
    Allotment suspended in view of recent grounding of Lodestars 28/06/45.
    Received 2 AD ex 1 CU for storage 10/09/45.
    Sold to H. Ellis, Skerman's Motors, Dubbo for 1,000 10/12/46.
    04SEP47 Previous sale cancelled.
    Sold to Macquarie Grove Flying School Pty Ltd, Camden 10/02/48.
    Issued to purchaser 18/03/48.Added to register as VH-SML 28/02/49.
    Ownership amended to Herald Flying Services, Camden 10/08/51
    .Herald Flying Services ceased operations 27/05/52.
    Aircraft to remain registered to Sydney Morning Herald but will not be used for regular operations.
    Struck off register as withdrawn from service 18/03/53.
    Returned to register as VH-SML in name of John Fairfax & Sons Pty. Ltd., Sydney 06/09/54.
    Missing on newspaper dropping flight 140 miles north of Sydney 14/09/54. Captain Doug Swain plus two crew.
    Struck off register 06/10/54.
    Wreckage finally located at Barrington Tops NSW 22/12/55.

    Hudson A16-120

    A16-121 Mk.IVA 6050 41-23191   08/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 15/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 08/12/41.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Had Boulton Paul Turret fitted.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF ex 14Sqn RAAF 25/01/42.
    Destroyed on the ground at Laha, Koepang 30/01/42.
    SOC 19/02/42.
    A16-122 Mk.IVA 6051 41-23192   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 15/10/41:
    Received 1 Aircraft Depot ex U.S.A. 05/12/41.
    Issued 14 Sqn RAAF 08/01/42.
    To 2AD to have Boulton Paul Turret fitted 09/02/42.
    Returned 22/02/42 with new turret.
    Accident 29/04/42 when aircraft struck drain on landing and undercarriage collapsed.
    Collided with wingtip of A16-116 16/11/42.15JAN43 Received 32 Sqn RAAF 15/01/43.
    Issued to 6 Sqn 23/05/43
    Received at 7 Aircraft Depot for conversion to transport aircraft 09/09/43
    .Received 38 Sqn ex 7 AD 14/11/43.Coded PK-B.
    Issued callsign VH-RBD 06/01/44.
    Part of 38Sqn Detached Flight, became missing in vicinity of Carnarvon WA 1300hrs 12/03/44.
    Aircraft was attempting to return to Carnarvon on flight from Guilford to Exmouth Gulf in bad weather. Aircraft belly landed after fuel exhaustion 21 miles north of Quongba Homestead.
    Located by search aircraft 15/03/44.
    Crew F/O O L Sands, F/Sgt E Bergman Serv#404304, Sgt A R Howard Serv#21567and LAC R G Searles Serv#42575 un-injured.
    Received 17 Repair and Salvage Unit 20/03/44.02MAY44
    Received 4 Aircraft Depot for repair 02/05/44.
    Received at 2 Aircraft Depot for storage 30/11/45.
    24APR47 Sold to Godden Board and Godden, Potts Point, NSW 24/04/47.
    Issued to purchaser 07/08/47.
    Registered VH-AGX to Adastra Aerial Surveys 25/11/54.
    Aircraft was converted from Mk IVA to Mk III with installation of Wright Cyclone engines.
    Transferred to Sepal Pty Ltd (an Adastra company) 29/06/62.
    Crashed on takeoff at Horn Island 22/12/73.
    Both crew escaped injury.
    In 1976 acquired by Bob Eastgate, Melbourne VIC.
    Arrived at Point Cook VIC ex "Townsville Trader" for restoration 06/02/77.
    Transferred to RAAF Museum in exchange for a number of Winjeels 29/11/96.

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-122

    A16-123 Mk.IVA 6052 41-23193   08/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 15/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 08/12/41.
    Air tested 17/12/41.
    Rec 14 Sqn RAAF 24/12/42 with Boulton Paul Turret.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 25/01/42 as replacement with 14 Sqn RAAF Crew.
    Flown to Namela 25/01/42.
    Lost to enemy action at Laha, Ambon 26/01/42 on the ground.
    Hudson A16-105 was a static display at Point Cook marked as A16-123 in 11/77
    A16-124 Mk.IVA 6053 41-23194   08/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 16/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 08/12/41.
    Air tested 22/12/41.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Accident 28/01/42 when aircraft struck rabbit burrow breaking tail wheel strut. Repaired.
    Accident 01/06/42 and forced landing when port engine failed. Repaired.
     Rec 32Sqn RAAF 14/01/43.Coded M.
    Allocated 6 Sqn RAAF 24/04/43.
    Rec 7AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 09/05/43.
    Rec 3AD ex 7AD 14/07/43.
    Allocated 37Sqn RAAF 01/09/43 following transport modifications.
    Rec 37Sqn RAAF 05/09/43.
    Rec 7AD ex 37Sqn RAAF 05/09/43.
    Allocated 38Sqn RAAF 13/10/43.
    Used 14/10/43 for transporting parts to 1AD to get Beauforts ready.
    Rec 1AD 16/09/43.
    Rec 1 Special Duties Flight, 1AD 01/11/43.
    Rec 1AD ex 1SDF 08/11/43.
    Accident 09/11/43 when aircraft broke tail strut the second time at Laverton.
    Crew F/O L Brady Serv#402488, F/O K A Rosenlain Serv#409450 and F/Lt R A Yeowart Serv#270647 un-injured.
    Repaired 1AD 11/11/43
    .Rec 38Sqn RAAF as Transport with Registration VHRBE.
    Accident 1107hrs 06/03/44 Wagga when on landing the port undercarriage collapsed on landing causing the aircraft to slide on its starboard side for several hundred yards.
    Crew P/O G T Brames Serv#404681, P/O G I McCool Serv#413642, Sgt J Plunkett Serv#32543 and Cpl G J Smith Serv#37064 were un-injuried.
    Rec 5AD 09/03/44.
    Rec 2AD 20/06/44.
    Allocated special equipment ex A16-55 17/10/44.
    Allocation Cancelled 31/10/44.
    Issued 1Comms Unit ex 2AD 16/09/45.
    Rec 2AD ex 1CU 13/11/45.Sold to Standard Vacuum Oil Company 27/06/47 for 1,000.
    Cancelled.08/04/48. Sold to Macquarie Grove Flying School 21/06/48.
    A16-125 Mk.IVA 6054 41-23195   05/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 16/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41
    Air tested 12/12/41.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Fitted with Boulton Paul Turret 08/01/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 18/01/42(Actual date, not per E/E88 Card 25/01/42) to Laha Ambon with 14Sqn RAAF Crew.
    Strafed and set ablaze at Laha Ambon 20/01/42 along with A16-66 and A16-71 on the ground by 4 type O single engine fighters.
    SOC 19/02/42.
    A16-126 Mk.IVA 6055 41-23196   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 16/10/41:
    Rec 2 AD ex USA 15/12/41.
    Air Tested 20/12/41.
    Issued 6 Sqn with Cowl Guns in lieu of BP Turret 28/12/41.
    Fitted Boulton Paul Turret 29/01/42.
    Returned to 6S qn Moresby 29/01/42.
    Lost to enemy action when fighter aircraft attacked 24 Sqn RAAF Hudson formation (Including 6Sqn Aircraft) and crashed near Gusmata Island PNG 11/02/42.
    Crew: F/O G Gibson Serv#657, P/O F L O Thorn Serv#401471, Sgt A E Quail Serv#404748 and Sgt B I Coutie Serv#405543 missing. SOC 19/02/42.
    Note: These three Hudson flights from 6 Sqn, 23 Sqn and 24 Sqn would be formed as 32 Sqn with these action reports recorded under 32 Sqn RAAF.
    A16-127 Mk.IVA 6056 41-23197   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 16/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.
    Fitted with Dual Controls 21/12/41.
    Air Tested 08/01/42.
    Rec OTU 10/01/42.
    Rec 1AD ex OTU 21/03/42 and removal of Dual Controls.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 28/03/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 13Sqn RAAF 01/04/42 for engine change.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 13/04/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 13Sqn RAAF 08/05/42.
    Held by 1AD for repairs.
    Accident 09/09/42 at Laverton, when aircraft was taxied into slit trench causing Starboard Undercarriage to collapse whilst under 1AD care.
    Received 1OTU 10/10/42.
    Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 23/01/42 with 14 other Hudsons as part of Special Transport Flight for "an indefinite period for the purposes of transporting troops, arms and equipment to the forward battle areas" at Buna and Sanananda.
    Damaged 26/12/42 by enemy action to right tail plane and flaps when as part of a four Hudson Flight that took off from Dobodura (Including A16-2, A16-3 and A16-110), the flight was immediately set upon by 5 Japanese Zero fighters.
    The aircraft was confirmed with shooting down one Zero fighter and damaging another by the Turret Gunner, Sgt C G Ross Serv#409949.
    Piloted by F/Lt Laudry AFM (RAF), the aircraft evaded the remaining fighters and landed at Wards Strip.
    Rec 15RSU Port Moresby for repairs 31/12/42.
    Rec 1OTU ex 15RSU 13/02/43.
    Fitted Dual Controls 28/08/43.
    Rec 2AD ex 1OTU 15/05/45.
    Rec 2AD Store 19/11/45.
    Sold to Macquarie Grove Flying School 24/09/47.
    Collect by Purchaser 28/11/47.
    SOC 01/12/47.
    A16-128 Mk.IVA 6057 41-23198   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 17/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.
    Air Tested 17/12/41.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Accident 03/01/42 at Richmond when taxying, aircraft collided with obstruction stake damaging under surface of mainplane. Repaired.
    Rec 1AD 18/05/42.
    To 2AD ex 1AD for tail wheel fittings.
    Rec 1AD 03/08/42.
    Held for special fitting of .303 Machine Gun installation above Navigators compartment, 12/09/42.
    Rec 1OTU 25/10/42.
    Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 15/01/42 with 14 other Hudsons as part of Special Transport Flight for "an indefinite period for the purposes of transporting troops, arms and equipment to the forward battle areas" at Buna and Sanananda.
    Returned Bairnsdale 23/01/43.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF30/04/43.
    Rec 1OTU ex 32Sqn RAAF 04/05/43.
    Accident 1130hrs 05/08/43 when aircraft was climbing to 3000 feet, suffered Port Engine failure, forcing the aircraft to be forced landed with wheels up some 2 miles south west of Leongatha.
    Crew S/Ldr A S Hayes Serv#26512, F/Lt R F Brown Serv#407357, P/O R H Esmond Serv#411687, F/Sgt A Fletcher Serv#5970, and Sgt R Wellington Serv#437180 un-injured.
    Rec 7AD 22/08/43.
    Not economical to be repaired per survey 11/08/43.
    Redundant airframe used for oxygen hazard testing (Explosive).
    SOC 22/10/43.

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-128

    A16-129 Mk.IVA 6058 41-23199   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 17/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.
    Air Tested 20/12/41.
    Issued 6Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Fitted with Cowl guns in lieu of BP Turret 02/01/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
    On operations Northern Command 25/01/42.
    Rec 2AD ex Townsville 01/02/42.17/03/42 departed to Darwin via Charleville and Cloncurry.
    Departed Darwin for Richmond 05/04/42 to be fitted with Boulton Paul Turret.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 13/04/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 13Sqn RAAF Rec 14Sqn RAAF 20/07/42.
    Accident 1846hrs 27/07/42 when on landing at Pearce RAAF Base, aircraft struck object adjacent to start of runway threshold. Port Oleo snapped on landing, with aircraft then sliding along strip. Damage to Port Under carriage, Port Airscrew, mainplane and flaps.
    Crew F/Lt J Newstead, Sgt Lammerton Serv#407484, Sgt N E Grabbe Serv#404755, and Sgt J Perrin Serv#406869 un-injured. Repaired by 14Sqn RAAF . Rec 32Sqn RAAF 03/02/43.
    Allocated 6Sqn RAAF 24/03/43.
    Rec 3AD for ASV fitment 02/04/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 27/04/43 Coded FX-F.
    Accident 17/08/43 at Woodlark Island Strip when aircraft on landing during bad weather returning from a Anti-Submarine patrol struck and collided with a line up of eight P-39s on the airstrip. One being 42-4275.
    Crew F/O E T Rutherford Serv#403625, F/O J Blades Serv#403630 (NAV B), F/O E M Couled Serv#407492 (WAGs), F/O J S Childs Serv#405067 (WAGs) and US Naval Surgeon Passenger (Un-named Passenger) were all slightly injured.
    Rec 10RSU 19/08/43.
    SOC 14/09/43
    A16-130 Mk.IVA 6059 41-23200   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 17/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.
    Air Tested 21/12/41.
    Issued 6Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Fitted with Cowl guns in lieu of BP Turret 02/01/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn Detached Flight Port Moresby 29/01/42.
    Departed Townsville for Port Moresby 01/02/42.Rec 2AD 16/02/42 ex 6Sqn RAAF for repairs from Enemy Action.
    This damaged was received Japanese fighter aircraft whilst on a photographic flight over Rabaul on the 06/02/42.
    Crew, F/Lt David Campbell, P/O John Lauder, Sgt Geoffrey O'hea Serv#405464 (Actually 23Sqn RAAF) all suffered serious bullet wounds with Sgt Gordon Thompson Serv#400573 not injured.
    Repairs and operational preparation took 12 months.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 06/02/43.
    Rec 3AD for ASV Installation 02/04/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 27/04/43.Coded FX-G.
    Rec 10RSU 11/05/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 20/05/43.
    Rec 1AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 11/09/43.
    Issued to Survey Flight 03/02/44. Coded Black SU-H in natural metal.
    Rec 14ARD ex Survey Flight10/04/46.
    Rec SHQ Flight Store Pearce WA 04/06/46.
    Attached to SHQ Flight 16/07/46 for Fisheries duties replacing A16-116 on the 06/08/46.
    Rec 1CU ex SHQ Pearce 19/08/46.Rec 1AD 16/11/46 ex 1CU.
    Sold to Macquarie Grove Flying School 24/09/47.
    Issued to Purchaser 05/01/48.
    NB: Sgt Geoffrey O'hea Serv#405464 would return to duty and later serve with 18Sqn RNEIAF.
    He would loose his life when B-25 N5-135 was shot down.
    A16-131 Mk.IVA 6060 41-23201   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 22/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 17/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.Air
    Tested 22/12/41.
    Allotted 6Sqn RAAF 26/12/41.
    Fitted with Cowl guns in lieu of BP Turret 02/01/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 04/01/42.
    Allotted 32Sqn RAAF ex 6Sqn RAAF 05/03/42.
    Rec 1AD 06/03/42. Issued 6Sqn RAAF11/03/42.
    Rec 5AD 06/04/42.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 01/08/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 05/01/43.
    Rec 2AD 16/03/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 01/04/43.
    Rec 3AD 14/04/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 26/06/43.
    Allocated 38Sqn RAAF.
    Rec 7AD 07/09/43.
    Received Call Sign DAT VHRBF.
    38Sqn Allotment cancelled 20/04/44.
    Rec 1OTU 18/09/44.
    Accident 12/09/45 when aircraft ran out of fuel and landed wheels up on beach.
    Crew W/O J J Tedd, Sgt L Bodley, W/O W A Corlett and W/O C M Wheatley un-injured.
    Pilot did not check fuel level prior to flight.
    Rec 1CRD and surveyed.
    4MG advised Writeoff.
    SOC 09/10/45.
    A16-132 Mk.IVA 6061 41-23202   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 22/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 17/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.
    Air tested 23/12/41.
    Allotted 6Sqn RAAF 26/12/41.
    Fitted with Cowl guns in lieu of BP Turret 02/01/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 04/01/42.
    17/03/42 went via Charleville, Cloncurry to Darwin and attached to 13Sqn as with replacement crew 6Sqn RAAF.
    Rec 5AD ex 13Sqn RAAF assignment 27/04/42.
    Recd 6Sqn RAAF 11/05/42 with extra oil tanks.
    Served with 13 Sqn. On seaward search with two other Hudsons(A16-118 and A16-138) 0715 Zulu 17/06/42, aircraft sent "SOS" stating that the starboard engine had failed and that the aircraft was returning on one engine at 0720 Zulu with ETA to base (Hughes Strip) 0804 Zulu.
    Failed to return and posted as missing in Timor Sea.
    Crew; P/O Gordon Robert Crawford Serv#403802 (pilot), Sgt Maurice McGuire Serv#401137 (2nd pilot), P/O Brian Ernest Long Serv#403888, P/O Colin Vivian Cantor Serv#411861(WAG) and Sgt Laurence Rex Hayward Serv#411908 (WAG).
    Estimated position was 12 Degrees 00 Minutes South/128 Degrees 40 Minutes East.
    Card indicates that aircraft wreckage was found late November near coast as 02/12/42 remains were converted at 12RSU.
    A16-133 Mk.IVA 6062 41-23203   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 22/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 18/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.Air tested 28/12/41.
    Rec 2AD to be fitted operationally with Boulton Paul Turret 28/01/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 01/02/42 and then rec 2Sqn RAAF 01/02/42 and flown to Daly Waters via Oonadatta.
    Rec 13Sqn 09/02/42.
    Rec RSU ex 13Sqn RAAF 23/05/42.
    Rec 5AD 04/06/42. Severely damaged requiring overhaul to operational standard.
    Rec 1OTU 04/03/43 after lengthy service.
    Accident 11/06/43 when after taking off from East Sale and landing at Bairnsdale, the aircraft crashed on take-off at Bairnsdale at 2033hrs 11/06/43 due to power problems on the port engine. The pilot throttled back and applied brakes, but momentum caused the aircraft to tear through two fences, hitting a ditch, causing the undercarriage to collapse.
    Pilots were Sgt J Gardiner Serv#420557 and P/O I R Sinclair Serv#415487.
    Damage to the fence was paid to Mr T Hodge the property owner.
    Rec 7AD 06/07/43.
    Approval to convert to components 01/10/43.
    Airframe used for explosive hazard tests.
    A16-134 Mk.IVA 6063 41-23204   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 22/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 18/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.
    Air Tested 21/12/41.
    Allotted 6Sqn RAAF 24/12/41.
    Fitted with Cowl guns in lieu of BP Turret 28/12/41.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.Departed Townsville for Port Moresby 01/02/42.
    26/03/42 required repairs from Enemy Action.
    Allocated 32Sqn RAAF 02/04/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 06/04/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 18/09/42.
    Rec 1RSU 12/11/42.
    Issued 13Sqn 28/11/42.
    Rec 3AD ex 13Sqn RAAF 05/01/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 09/04/43.
    Rec 7AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 10/09/43 to be mod to C-63 standard.
    Rec 38Sqn RAAF 07/11/43.
    It was 38 Sqn's first Aircraft, ferried from Tocumwal on 07/11/43 by the then Commanding Officer SQNLDR C.C. Forman (RAF). Callsign VH-RBG.
    Dual Controls fitted 16/02/44.
    Rec 1OTU 10/06/44.
    22/06/44 used for special duties with 1Comms Unit, ferrying around British Air Mission fitted with 8 Passenger seats.
    Issued to 2AD for storage 29/11/45, but suspended and used for Bush Fire Patrols by 1OTU.
    Rec 2AD for Storage 01/03/46.
    Offered for disposal 28/07/46.
    Sold to D.G. Stuart, Cremorne 24/09/47 for 100.
    Collected 16/08/48.
    A16-135 Mk.IVA 6064 41-23205   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 22/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 18/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.
    Air Tested 20/12/41.
    Allotted 14Sqn RAAF 24/12/41.
    Fitted with Cowl guns in lieu of BP Turret 28/12/41.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 25/01/42.
    Destroyed by bombing and strafing RAAF Darwin 19/02/42 some 3 hours after arriving from NEI .
    No Casualties.
    SOC 01/03/42.
    A16-136 Mk.IVA 6065 41-23206   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 22/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 21/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.
    Air Tested 18/12/41.
    Allotted 14 Sqn RAAF 23/12/41.
    Fitted with Cowl guns in lieu of BP Turret 23/12/41.
    Rec 14 Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
    Accident 17/01/42 when aircraft collided with refuelling Unit at Pearce. Damage to Spinner.
    Allocated to Moresby ex Pearce 12/02/42.
    Rec 1AD 14/02/42. Departed Townsville for Port Moresby 19/02/42 with 24Sqn RAAF Crew.
    Issued to 32Sqn RAAF19/02/42.
    With 32Sqn RAAF 11/03/42.
    Destroyed during bombing at Horn Island 14/03/42.
    SOC 20/03/42.
    A16-137 Mk.IVA 6066 41-23207   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 22/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 21/10/41:
    Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.
    Air Tested 28/12/41.
    Rec 1AD 15/01/42.
    Allotted 7 Sqn RAAF 16/01/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 09/02/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 7Sqn RAAF 18/03/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 19/03/42.
    Missing on ops to Koepang Timor after leaving Darwin 0315Hrs 15/04/42.
    Crew; P/O Albert James Verdon Lockley Serv#411154, P/O Patrick Goulston Taylor Serv#401158, Sgt Kenneth Arthur Orchard Serv#408663 and Sgt Donald Thomas Thomson Serv#408601 missing.
    SOC 30/04/42.
    A16-138 Mk.IVA 6067 41-23208   15/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 22/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 21/10/41:
    Rec 2 AD ex USA 15/12/41.
    Air Tested 23/12/41.
    Rec 1 AD 15/01/42.
    Allotted 7 Sqn RAAF 16/01/42.
    Rec 7 Sqn RAAF 01/02/42. Coded with Unit "G" rear fuselage position.
    Rec 1AD ex 7Sqn RAAF 23/03/42.
    Rec 13S qn RAAF 06/04/42.
    Enemy Air Action; Sgt Donald Barton GITSHAM Serv#416332 13Sqn RAAF, wounded on sortie over Koepang Netherlands, 13/04/42.
    Accident when parking aircraft with rear leading edge damaged at Daly Waters 03/05/42.
    Rec 1 RSU Daly Waters ex 13Sqn RAAF 23/05/42. Rec 13Sqn RAAF 26/07/42.
    Rec 5AD 28/08/42.
    Rec 32 Sqn RAAF 18/10/42.
    Accident 08/01/43, when landing at Camden damaging airscrew, port mainplane and oleo.
    Rec Clyde Engineering for repairs 11/01/43.
    Rec RIMU ex Clyde 17/08/43.REc 2AD ex 1RIMU (Radio Installation and Maintenance Unit 10/11/43.
    Rec 3Comms Unit 07/02/44.
    Accident 07/02/42 Richmond NSW when on landing undercarriage oleos collapsed. NFDs.
    Repaired by 2AD.
    In Service 3CU 20/03/44.
    Rec 1OTU 08/05/45.
    Rec 2AD ex 1OTU 13/01/46.
    Approved for disposal 28/07/46.
    Sold to J. Fairfax and Son 24/09/47.
    Collected 13/11/47.
    A16-139 Mk.IVA 6068 41-23209   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 21/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 31/12/41.
    Issued to 7Sqn RAAF Unit Coded "G" 09/02/42.
    Accident during bad weather and poor visibility, forced landing 26/03/42 near Croydon Victoria.
    Crew F/O A E Adams Serv#692P/O B L Hancock Serv#406481(Injured ribs), Sgt B R Bright Serv#407841 and Sgt B K Chandler Serv#21351. Issued to 5AD 13/04/42.
    Auctioned for salvage 1AD 18/05/42.
    SOC 12/06/42.
    A16-140 Mk.IVA 6069 41-23210   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF.Defence Aid 21/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 09/01/42. No Operational equipment installed.
    Rec 17/01/42 OTU Nhill NSW.
    Accident 27/02/42 Sale Victoria, when on take-off aircraft swung, ground looped and caught fire.
    Destroyed.
    Crew P/O Renouf and P/O Russell okay.
    1AD salvage 02/03/42.
    SOC 11/03/42.

    Hudson A16-140

    A16-141 Mk.IVA 6070 41-23211   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 21/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 03/01/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 25/01/42.
    Rec 2AD for fitting of Boulton Paul Turret 26/01/42.
    Flown to Darwin via Oonadatta to Daly Waters.
    Issued to 13Sqn RAAF 18/02/42.
    Crashed on landing on the night of 19/02/42 after both Darwin raids on return from NEI. NFDs.
    SOC 01/03/42.
    A16-142 Mk.IVA 6071 41-23212   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 21/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 06/01/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 25/01/42.
    Rec 2AD 01/02/42 for installation of Boulton Paul Turret.
    Rec Darwin 09/02/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF.
    Crashed between Darwin and Daly Waters 01/03/42. NF's.
    SOC 20/03/42 as a result of Enemy Action.
    A16-143 Mk.IV 6072 41-23213   29/03/42 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 21/10/41: Not written off by USAAF Records but sent per Defence Aid to Australia.
    Held USA Long Beach in store pending availability of shipping.
    Rec 1AD ex UK (Actual USA) 29/03/42.
    At 1AD 29/04/42.
    Flight tested 09/05/42.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 17/05/42.
    Damaged in landing at Daly Waters 05/06/42.
    Rec 1RSU.
    Allocated 2Sqn 06/08/42.
    Rec 3AD ex 1RSU 04/12/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 03/02/43.
    Rec 2AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 08/03/43.
    Rec 1 OTU 19/03/43.
    Rec 7AD ex 1OTU 02/05/43.
    Rec 1AD ex 7AD for Rebecca ASV equipment 01/10/43.
    Rec Special Duties Flight 25/10/43.
    Allocated 1APU for trials work, including, bombing, leaflet and Flame float trials.
    Rec 1AD store 06/09/46.
    Offered for disposal 28/07/47.
    Sold to Macquarie Grove Flying School 24/09/47.Collected 05/01/48.
    Photo Held.
    Identity of this aircraft was a mystery. Only two Hudsons FY41 Serials not IDed. 41-23282 and 41-23213.
    A final Check of USAAF Cards have them as both Defence aid, with the first going to China as designated.
    The second Hudson A28 serial, 41-23213 has identical issue date and details for Defence Aid per 21/10/41 per 41-23206 to 23213, and within a day of Hudson serials 41-23214 to 23217, being 22/10/41. Engine numbers fitted are within the same serial batch of SC3G's issued with this group of serials.SC3G's Serial#11506/510/512/513/515/516/517/526/578/626/626/628 etc per A-28's 41-23211 to 23217. A16-143's were Wasp SC3G #11505 and 11519 on assembly. In all research findings (and in all likelihood), A16-143 is 41-23213. Reason why it is late, was due to subsequent non availability of shipping space, thus coming with Third Indent.
    Replaced by A16-163 on shipping list to make up missing 52nd Airframe of Indent 891 per fourth order.
    A16-144 Mk.IVA 6073 41-23214   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 22/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 07/01/42.
    Issued 14Sqn RAAF 17/01/42
    Accident 1315hrs CAT, 17/01/42,one of four Hudsons (A16-122/144/147/148) in transit to Pearce WA.
    Aircraft crashed following stall on take-off from Ceduna.
    Crew F/Lt D B Bradley Serv#223, S/Ldr G Laming Serv#84, Sgt R Dow Serv#406714, Sgt R W Westcott Serv# 401557, Sgt F A Walker Serv#407383 and Cpl W C Lindsay Serv#23720 were killed.
    F/T Bradley was on a posting to 7Sqn RAAF, tasked with the ferrying of this aircraft to 14Sqn RAAF.
    At the time of the accident, Bradley was actually on sick leave.
    Total Time of Hours on Aircraft since assembley at 1AD was 3 Hours 20 minutes.
    SOC 30/01/42.
    A16-145 Mk.IVA 6074 41-23215   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 28/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 22/12/41.
    Air Tested 03/01/42.
    Issued 24Sqn RAAF 12/01/42.
    Missing 19/01/42,on a night-time operational flight between Lae and Rabaul 19/01/42 near Kabu River, Papua New Guinea.
    Crew; F/Lt Paul Pryde Paterson Serv#260515, F/O James Sinclair McIntyre Serv#402995, Sgt Oliver Frederick George Claxton Serv#400552 and LAC James Arthur Wilson Serv#4164.
    A16-146 Mk.IVA 6075 41-23216   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 22/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 03/01/42.
    Issued 24Sqn RAAF 12/01/42.
    Lost to enemy action on the ground at Rabaul on 24/01/42.
    Stated on Card as 03/02/42. NFDs
    SOC 19/02/42.
    A16-147 Mk.IVA 6076 41-23217   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 22/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 04/01/42.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 25/01/42.
    Ground accident Pearce 28/03/42 when aircraft taxied over concrete pegging down block, damaging bomb bay doors.
    Rec 17RSU 28/10/42.
    Rec 1OTU 28/03/43.
    Rec 7AD 02/05/43.
    Rec 3AD 04/07/43.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 15/08/43.
    Allocated 38Sqn RAAF 24/08/43.
     Canc allocation to 38Sqn RAAF 12/11/43 with aircraft to 1 Comms Unit fitted with 7 Seats for Senior Air Staff use.
    Rec 7AD ex 1CU 23/11/43 to be mod to C-63 standard.
    Rec 38Sqn RAAF with code PK-K and with Mil Registration of VH-RBH 08/01/44.
    Rec 1OTU ex 38Sqn RAAF 17/06/44.
    Used in Bush Fire Patrols by 1OTU from 03/12/45.
    Rec 2AD Store 29/02/46.
    Sold to Godden Board & Godden, 116A Victoria Street, Roth Point 24/04/47 for 1,000. Collected 27/07/47.
    Registration application from C. Raymond Penny,Intercontinental Air Transport of Sydney 19/03/48 and registered VH-BIH 17/06/48.
    Struck off Australian Register as "improper sale overseas" 11/10/49 as aircraft was on flight to Cyprus when diverted to Haifia, Israel 06/11/48. Aircraft had entered service with the Israeli Defence Force as #2601.
    Written off in combat 05/03/49. Unit Unknown, except may have been 106Sqn IDF. NFDs.
    A16-148 Mk.IVA 6077 41-23218   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 23/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 12/01/42.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 25/01/42.
    Issued 5AD 11/06/42 for fitment of Boulton Paul Turret.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF 29/06/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 25/12/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 32Sqn for LR Tanks.Rec 6Sqn RAAF 01/05/43.
    Rec 7AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 13/09/43 to be mod to C-63-LO standard.
    Mil Registration VHRBI 06/01/44.
    Rec 38Sqn RAAF 08/02/44.
    Rec 1OTU 21/06/44.
    Rec 1CRD 25/07/45.
    Allocated 1AD Storage 13/02/46.
    Offered CDC Disposal 27/08/46.
    Rec Sold to Macquarie Grove Flying School, Camden NSW, 24/09/47.
    Collected 05/04/48.
    A16-149 Mk.IVA 6078 41-23219   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 23/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 03/01/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 25/01/42.
    Rec 2AD for fitment of Boulton Paul Turret 26/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 09/02/42.
    Issued to Darwin AOB with 13Sqn RAAF 09/02/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 13Sqn RAAF 23/03/42 for engine change.
    Rec 14Sqn RAAF ex 1AD 27/07/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF ex 14Sqn RAAF 31/12/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 16/04/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF10/06/43. Rec 5AD ex 6Sqn RAAF. 25/07/43.
    Rec 7AD 21/11/43 to be mod to C-63 standard.
    Rec 4 Comms Unit 29/11/43 and coded VM-M.
    Mil Registration VHRBJ allocated 06/01/44.
    Rec 7AD ex 4CU 02/12/43.
    Rec 2AD 07/05/44.
    Rec 1OTU 05/08/44.
    Rec 2AD ex 1OTU 16/04/46.
    Sold to the Godden Board and Godden 24/04/47 for 1,000. Collected 04/08/47.
    A16-150 Mk.IVA 6079 41-23220   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 23/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 05/01/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 25/01/42.
    Accident 11/02/42 when crewman lowering rear ventral gun shot through fuselage. Repaired.
    Accident 16/05/42 when aircraft was damaged when dropping 250lb bombs on rocks, causing rock fragments to pierce aircraft. Repaired.
    Issued 14Sqn RAAF 27/07/42.
    Rec 5AD 08/01/43.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 16/02/43.
    Rec 2AD 02/04/43. Rec 6Sqn RAAF 01/06/43.
    Accident 05/09/43 when written off in ground loop Milne Bay. NFDs.
    Rec 10RSU 10/09/43. Converted to components.
    SOC 15/11/43.
    A16-151 Mk.IVA 6080 41-23221   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 21/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 12/01/42.
    Rec OTU 17/01/42.
    Ground accident 12/02/42 when being towed, collided with another aircraft. NFDs.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF ex OTU 23/03/42.
    Accident 2300hrs 15/04/42 when aircraft crashed on Christmas Hill, near Yarra Glen in Dandenong Ranges.
    Crew P/O R G Banks Serv#405564, P/O S L Nall Serv#411368, Sgt A W Amey Serv#401876, Sgt N L Thomas Serv#416109 and LAC K W Niggie Serv#40512 were all killed.
    SOC 05/05/42.
    A16-152 Mk.IVA 6081 41-23222   26/12/41 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 24/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 23/10/41:
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air Tested 06/01/42.
    Rec 7Sqn 25/01/42.
    Rec 1AD for fitment of LR Tanks.
    Issued 14Sqn RAAF 30/05/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 13/01/43.
    Accident 1320hrs 26/01/43, when A16-152 crashed at Victoria Park, Near Picton, NSW some 15 miles south west of Camden and burned.
    Crew of five perished. Captain of aircraft was F/Sgt S K Scott Serv#402996, F/Sgt H B Johns Serv#407122, Sgt B C J Pearson Serv#402978, Sgt G D VoyseyServ#402930 and Sgt T G Lawson Serv#412545.
    SOC 17/02/43.
    A16-153 Mk.IIIA 6360 41-23543 BW681   16/03/42 Indent 911:RA-29-LO Del 30/12/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 23/01/42:
    Rec 16/03/42 2AD ex USA.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 08/02/42.
    Totally destroyed at Port Moresby when taking off and crashing North of Moresby Aerodrome 0310hrs 29/04/42.
    P/O Lewis James Hartley Serv# 401787, Sgt John Frederick Lymath Serv#412091 Sgt Ernest Clive Morrison Serv#411100, and unnamed person. All injured.
    NFDs.
    SOC 12/09/42 Port Moresby.
    A16-154 Mk.IIIA 6415 41-23598 BW736 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 15/01/42.Originally NZ(Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 06/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    Rec 2AD 16/03/42 from Overseas.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 22/04/42.
    Rec Boulton Paul Turret and operational Equipment 2AD 24/02/42.
    Rec 3AD ex Horn Island30/07/42. Night finish 1942 applied underneath by 3AD.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 14/09/42. Used at Milne Bay.
    Rec 5AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 16/10/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 5AD 09/11/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 15/11/42.
    Damaged by enemy action 17/01/43.
    Rec 15 RSU 26/01/43.
    Rec 12RSU ex 15RSU 17/03/43.
    Rec 5AD ex 12RSU 04/04/43.
    Rec 14ARD ex 5AD 08/08/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 20/08/43.
    Allocated to 2AD ex 2Sqn RAAF for complete overhaul 07/03/44.
    Rec 2AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 11/03/44.
    Converted to components 07/08/44.
    A16-155 Mk.IIIA 6416 41-23599 BW737 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 15/01/42.Originally NZ(Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 06/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    Rec 2AD ex Overseas 16/03/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 22/04/42.
    Rec Boulton Paul Turret and operational Equipment 2AD 24/02/42.
    Issued 5AD 04/05/42.
    Rec 32Sqn 13/05/42.
    Accident at Coen when undercarriage collapsed on landing 29/06/42.
    Repaired at Coen. Rec at 5AD ex Coen 24/08/42.
    Rec 1OTU ex 5AD 28/11/42.
    Used in Port Moresby by 1OTU 23/11/42 to 15/01/42 with 14 other Hudsons as part of Special Transport Flight for "an indefinite period for the purposes of transporting troops, arms and equipment to the forward battle areas" at Buna and Sanananda.
    Arrived back at Bairnsdale Vic 15/01/43.
    Rec 7AD ex 1OTU 14/02/43.
    Rec 1OTU ex 7AD 28/06/44.
    Used by 1AD 20/09/45 for Cooling Tests at Townsville.
    Rec 2AD Storage 21/12/45.
    Disposal by CDC 29/11/46.
    Sold to Mr Ellis of Sherman's Motors Dubbo NSW for 1,000. Cancelled Sale 04/09/47. S
    old to S. Godden 10/09/47 for 1,000.
    A16-156 Mk.IIIA 6417 41-23600 BW738 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 15/01/42.Originally NZ(Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 06/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    Rec 2AD ex Overseas 16/03/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 06/04/42 Daly Waters.
    Rec 1AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 23/04/42 for repairs from enemy action on the 14/04/42 over Koepang Timor.
    Crew member Sgt Donald Andrew Miller Serv#416124 wounded on sortie.
    Allocated 14Sqn RAAF and had Beam Guns and LR Tanks fitted 21/05/42.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 31/05/42.
    Rec 1 RSU ex 13Sqn RAAF 02/07/42 due to enemy action.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 30/07/42.
    Rec 1 RSU ex 13Sqn RAAF 24/09/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 03/11/42.
    Rec 1 RSU ex 13Sqn RAAF for Main Plane change 24/12/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 18/01/43.
    Rec 1 RSU ex 13Sqn RAAF16/03/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 14/04/43.
    Rec 4RSU ex 2Sqn RAAF 21/05/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 31/05/43.
    Rec 4 RSU 26/06/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 05/07/43.
    Rec 4 RSU 27/07/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 17/08/43.
    Rec 3AD ex 2 Sqn RAAF 29/10/43.
    Allocated to Australian National Airways (ANA) for conversion to Aerial Ambulance 07/07/44.
    Rec ANA Parafield 11/10/44 for conversion.
    Rec 2 Aerial Ambulance Unit 18/11/44. Forrest Green over Sky with Red Cross Markings on all surfaces.
    Withdrawn from service 13/06/45 pending overhaul. Decision to not overhaul as airframe was time expired, 24/07/45.
    Issued and stored at 2AD Store 19/11/45.
    Disposal by CDC 27/08/46.
    Sold to European Air Transport of Sydney for 170.
    11/11/48 Change of ownership to George Marcel, Kings Cross Sydney NSW.
    Became VH-BFQ. Struck off Australian Register as "improper sale overseas" after disappearing on overseas trip during 02/49 with the Aircraft entering service with the Israeli Defence Force as #2602.
    A16-157 Mk.IIIA 6418 41-23601 BW739 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 15/01/42.Originally NZ(Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 06/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    Rec 2AD ex Overseas 16/03/42.
    Allotted 32Sqn RAAF 02/04/42.
    Arrived Archerfield for fitment of Boulton Paul Turret and operational equipment fitted by 2AD, 24/04/42.
    Damage by enemy action 14/06/42.
    Rec 3AD on allotment 6Sqn RAAF 30/08/42.
    Tested by S/Ldr Leer 21/09/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 25/09/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 6Sqn for LR Tanks 24/12/42.
    Rec 6Sqn ex 1AD 08/01/43.
    Damaged by enemy action 27/01/43.
    Rec 15RSU ex 6Sqn 27/01/43.
    Rec 3AD 04/02/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 3AD 08/02/43.
    Rec 1OTU ex 5AD 02/04/43.
    Accident 1440hrs 14/05/43 when when during on take-off both engines failed at 100feet at 120knots, forcing the aircraft to force land with u/c retracted 1 mile south east of East Sale aerodrome.
    Crew F/O D A Mc Quiod Serv#415543, F/Sgt G H Haddy Serv#416493 (Nav), F/O M G Wilson Serv#423390(WAG), F/O G E Forster Serv#423235, and Sgt F R Armstrong Serv#418618 all un-injured.
    Allotted 7AD for repairs 19/05/43.
    Salvaged by 22RSU 19/06/43.
    Rec 7AD 26/06/43.Authorised to become Instructional Airframe No 3 29/10/43.
    Held by CDC for disposal 02/07/46.
    Sold to Mr Williams, Carlton Vic 02/07/46.
    Collected 03/03/48.
    A16-158 Mk.IIIA 6419 41-23602 BW740 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 15/01/42.Originally NZ(Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 06/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    Rec 2AD ex Overseas 16/03/42.
    Allotted 32Sqn RAAF 02/04/42.
    Arrived Archerfield for fitment of Boulton Paul Turret and operational equipment fitted by 2AD, 24/04/42.
    At 32Sqn RAAF Horn Island 18/05/42.
    Damaged in accident at Horn Island 27/07/42.NFDs.
    Rec 12RSU Horn Island 07/08/43.
    Repairs completed at 12RSU Horn Island 23/12/42.
    Aircraft to be dismantled and sent 3AD or 2AD.
    Rec Sydney ex SS Wombat to 2AD for engine removal, then forward to 5AD 11/06/43.
    Recommended for conversion 15/07/43.
    Authorised to become Instructional Airframe No 2 with 1 RDF (Fuselage and Centre Section) on 27/08/43.Last recorded as being held by RDF Richmond 22/08/47.
    Search uncovered 29/08/47 shows no record where it went thereafter.
    Presumed scrapped.
    A16-159 Mk.IIIA 6420 41-23603 BW741 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 15/01/42.Originally NZ(Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 06/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    Rec 2AD ex Overseas 16/03/42.
    Allocated 2 Sqn RAAF 30/03/42.
    Though stated on E/E-88 Card as fitted with Boulton Paul Turret on 24/04/42, this seems to be error and should perhaps read 04/04/42.
    Departed ex Richmond to Daly Waters 06/04/42.
    Missing on operations 13/04/42 on bombing raid to Koepang, Timor near Aroe Islands, Arafura Sea. A
    ircraft ditched near the northern shore of Koepang Bay.
    Crew F/Lt H O Cook Serv#229, P/O Vivian Charles Leithhead Serv#406858, Sgt H L Hearle Serv#406758 and Sgt W D Witham Serv#404761.
    All crew survived the ditching, but both Hearle and Witham, were wounded. Cook and Leithhead managed to contact local villagers who, after collecting Hearle and Witham, took all them to Nemas Villiage. Both Cook and Leithhead manage to make contact with other surviving and stranded RAAF members who were eventually rescued by a US Navy Submarine. Both Hearle and Witham, being wounded were left behind and would be captured by troops of a Japanese Parachute Battalion, used in the taking of Koepang Airfield some months earlier, the "Fukami Butai". Both POWs were nursed back to health at Koepang Hospital. Later they would be taken to prison and would then be executed near Boeak Villiage with 24 other Allied personnel sometime in mid May 1942.
    SOC 30/04/42.
    A16-160 Mk.IIIA 6421 41-23604 BW742 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 15/01/42.Originally NZ(Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 06/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    Rec 2AD ex Overseas 16/03/42.
    Allotted 32Sqn RAAF 02/04/42.
    Arrived Archerfield for fitment of Boulton Paul Turret and operational equipment fitted by 2AD, 24/04/42.
    With 32 Sqn RAAF 27/04/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 02/06/42.
    Rec 32Sqn Horn Island 15/06/42 on escort to USAAF P-39s to Port Moresby.
    Damaged in port mainplane in air raid 29/07/42.
    Rec 5AD 07/08/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 08/09/42.
    Accident 1842 Zulu 25/10/42 when as BAT 32-10, returning as one of two survivors of a raid on Penfoei Airstrip, low on fuel, forced landed on a beach near Cape Ford NT with gear down.
    F/O Overheu flew the Hudson off the beach the next day after being lightened, and returned to Daly Waters on the 26/10/42.
    The crew were picked up by RAAF Launch.
    Crew P/O K R Mills Serv#405637, Sgt F R Winsor Serv#404524, Sgt H H Hadley Serv#411904, Sgt T W Bassan Serv#411965. Rec 1RSU 19/11/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 12/012/42.
    Rec 5AD 07/03/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF ex 5AD 28/03/43 Now coded KO-X.Milingimbi
    Rec 4RSU 02/06/43 for engine change.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 20/06/43.
    Rec 5AD for 240hrs Service 26/08/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 09/12/43.
    Accident 1440 Hrs 21/12/43 on shipping reconnaissance duties in Timor Sea, when starboard engine seized at 3500 feet.
    Bombs, ammunition and guns were jettisoned and the pilot made for Drysdale Mission at 1500 feet.
    Forced landed at Drysdale Mission at 1549Hrs near end of strip with the aircraft rolling into clearing with stumps, causing damage to flaps, wing root and straining both oleos and wheels.
    Crew Captain, F/O L E Coleman Serv#414905, F/Sgt Baulch, F/Sgt Craig, F/Sgt Evans and F/Sgt Dixon, not injured.
    To 4RSU.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 18/01/44.
    Rec 2AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 26/03/44.
    Rec 1OTU ex 2AD 05/06/44.
    Allocated to ANA for conversion to Ambulance Aircraft Transport 05/12/44.
    Rec ANA Parafield 18/12/44.Rec
    2AAU 12/05/45.
    Accident on landing at Dagua PNG when aircraft landed with u/c retracted due to hydraulic failure.
    Crew F/Lt W J Aitkanhead Serv#416403, W/O R J Boyd and Sgt C F Munchenburg were un-injured.
    Rec 10RSU 15/06/45 for conversion to components.
    Allocated to 37OBU for destruction.

    Hudson A16-160 
Photo provided by Gordon Birkett

    A16-161 Mk.IIIA 6422 41-23605 BW743 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 17/01/42.Originally NZ(Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 06/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    Rec 2AD ex Overseas 16/03/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 06/04/42.Rec 5AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 02/06/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 15/06/42.
    Rec 1RSU for overhaul 13/07/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 23/07/42.
    Rec 5AD 03/09/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 5AD 17/09/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 22/09/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 12/04/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 23/04/43.
    Rec 5AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 06/05/43.
    Rec 2AD ex 5AD 28/04/44.
    Rec 1OTU ex 5AD 16/07/44.
    Accident 24/03/45 when landing in strong crosswind, aircraft ground looped, causing u/c to collapsed at Cressy.
    Starboard tanks were ruptured.
    Crew of seven, F/Lt A H Morton Serv#406947, F/O B E Chandler, W/O C Allen, W/O J R McCarthy, Sgt J Swan, F/Sgt A Evans, and F/Sgt A Bartlett were un-injured.
    Issued 1CRD to be converted to components 10/04/45.
    Converted 14/05/45. TTHrs 1234.30.

    Hudson A16-161

    A16-162 Mk.IIIA 6423 41-23606 BW744 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 17/01/42.Originally NZ(Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 06/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    To 2AD 16/03/42.
    Allotted 32Sqn RAAF 02/04/42.
    Arrived Archerfield for fitment of Boulton Paul Turret and operational equipment fitted by 2AD, 24/04/42.
    With 32 Sqn RAAF 27/04/42.
    Departed Garbut 2334hrs Zulu with engine problems near Hinchinbrook Island and crashed landed 05/05/42 on the beach at Cardwell north Queensland 0915Zulu , after a long patrol in the Coral Sea.
    Crew Capt was F/Sgt Samuel. Killed was Sgt Graham Stanley James Serv#416260 (32Sqn RAAF).
    Recovered and shipped by rail to Garbutt by 06/07/42.
    Aircraft approved on 18/07/42, to be converted to components.
    A16-163 Mk.IIIA 6092 41-23275   26/12/41 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 27/09/41. Defence Aid Britain (Australia) consigned ex USAAF 04/11/41.
    Rec 1AD ex USA 26/12/41.
    Air tested 12/01/42.
    Allocated 23Sqn RAAF.
    Arrived Archerfield for fitment of Boulton Paul Turret ex A16-3 and operational equipment, fitted 22/01/42.
    With 23 Sqn RAAF 24/01/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 23/02/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 21/10/42.
    Issued 6Sqn RAAF 07/12/42.
    Rec 1AD 08/12/42
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 16/12/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 19/12/42.
    Damaged by Enemy Action 17/01/43.
    Rec 15RSU ex 6Sqn RAAF 26/01/43.
    Rec 3AD 03/02/43.
    Rec 5AD ex 3AD 08/02/43.
    Rec 1OTU 31/03/43.
    Rec 3AD 01/05/43.
    Used by 1CU from 01/06-07/06/43 by CAS pending A16-98 Availability.
    Rec 1OTU 08/08/43.
    Rec 2AD Store ex 1OTU 21/12/45.
    Offered for disposal CDC 27/08/46.
    Sold to European Air Transport for 180 24/09/47.
    Collected 12/12/47.
    A16-164 Mk.IIIA 6093 41-23276   08/01/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 27/09/41. Defence Aid Britain (Australia) consigned ex USAAF 04/11/41.
    Rec 2AD ex USA 08/01/42.
    Flight tested 15/01/42.
    Rec1AD ex 2AD 23/01/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 01/02/42.
    Accident 1230hrs 01/04/42 when aircraft, suffering engine failure, forced landed with retracted undercarriage at Laverton Vic.
    Crew F/Lt V W Morgan, Sgt N D Smith Serv#403541, Sgt W S English Serv#408985, Sgt T R Griffith Serv#411903, P/O R W Shore, and AC1 R Parkinson Serv#18192 all un-injured.
    Rec 5AD 14/04/42.
    Approval to Convert to components 16/05/42.
    A16-165 Mk.IIIA 6094 41-23277   08/01/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 27/09/41. Defence Aid Britain (Australia) consigned ex USAAF 04/11/41.
    Rec 2AD ex USA 08/01/42.
    Rec 23Sqn RAAF 24/01/42.
    Issued 32 Sqn 23/02/42.
    Following taking off from 7 Mile Strip PNG on nighttime bombing raid on Gasmata New Britain with four other aircraft, it did not return.
    Presumed missing on ops near Gasmata, New Britain 03-04/03/42 along with Hudson A16-101.
    Crew; F/Lt K Erwin Serv#261863, P/O E L McLaughlen Serv#405645?, Sgt J W Simpson Serv#400570, Sgt Mark Richard Korbosky Serv#406721 and Sgt I W Barwick Serv#5810 missing. SOC 20/03/42.
    Aircraft was discovered and identified in 1946 when the aircraft wreckage was found on Urai Island, New Britain.
    A16-166 Mk.IIIA 6095 41-23278   08/01/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 27/09/41. Defence Aid Britain (Australia) consigned ex USAAF 04/11/41.
    Rec 2AD ex USA 08/01/42.
    Flight tested 17/01/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 2AD 23/01/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 01/02/42.
    Issued 2AD ex 7Sqn RAAF 09/02/42.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF ex 2AD and delivered by P/O Jones, 18/08/42.
    Rec 1RSU ex 13Sqn RAAF 05/10/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 22/10/42.
    Flown as No2 position in a 3 aircraft 13Sqn RAAF flight, supporting a 4 aircraft flight from No2 Sqn RAAF on a shipping raid near Nova Ancora on the 24th December 1942.
    Lost to enemy action 1700hrs when attacked by two enemy fighters.
    Shot down after having one engine catch fire near the coast some one and a half miles south from Cape Lore, Timor.
    Crew was F/O G P Thomson Serv#405889, Sgt R M Clark Serv#416653, Sgt J McA Dunbar Serv#416661, Sgt K G Chote Serv#405542, and Sgt R S West Serv#405163 were all killed.
    SOC 09/01/43 as result of Enemy Action.
    A16-167 Mk.IIIA 6096 41-23279   08/01/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 27/09/41. Defence Aid Britain (Australia) consigned ex USAAF 04/11/41.
    Rec 2AD ex USA 08/01/42.
    Flight tested 15/01/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 2AD 22/01/42.Turret installed from A16-88.
    Issued 23Sqn RAAF 23/01/42.
    23Sqn Hudson Flight at Port Moresby along with one Hudson Flight each from 24Sqn RAAF and 6 Sqn RAAF.
    Issued ex 23Sqn RAAF to 32Sqn RAAF 23/02/42 when all three Flights merged.
    Destroyed during enemy high altitude bombing Bombing at 7 Mile Strip Port Moresby, between 0225Zulu and 0315Zulu 24/02/42 along with a Gannet transport.
    On the ground, AC1 H C Bower Serv#37472 C Flight, 32Sqn RAAF, Ground Crew killed.
    SOC 20/03/42.
    A16-168 Mk.IIIA 6097 41-23280   08/01/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 27/09/41. Defence Aid Britain (Australia) consigned ex USAAF 04/11/41.
    Rec 2AD ex USA 08/01/42.
    Flight tested 17/01/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 2AD 25/01/42.
    Ground collision during taxying in bad weather, with two Wirraways 26/03/42. NFDs.
    Rec 5AD ex 7Sqn 13/04/42.
    Converted to components 29/04/42.
    A16-169 Mk.IIIA 6098 41-23281   08/01/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 27/09/41. Defence Aid Britain (Australia) consigned ex USAAF 04/11/41.
    Rec 2AD ex USA 08/01/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 2AD 19/01/42.
    Rec 23Sqn RAAF 22/01/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 23/02/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 06/04/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 27/08/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 09/12/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 23/12/42.
    Issued 2Sqn via 1RSU Reserve 20/02/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 02/04/43.
    Lost, 03/04/43, whilst on a low level bombing mission with five other 2Sqn RAAF Hudsons(A16-160/161/217/236/238) on the enemy airstrip Timooka Dutch New Guinea, the aircraft, at 200 feet halfway down the strip, was seen to have red flash on port side of fuselage. The Pilot pulled upward and turned to starboard and was seen in controlled flight. 500yards on the aircraft was sen to dive and crashed.
    Crew S/Ldr M C Burns Serv#1331, P/O L R Jope Serv#400434, Sgt K Jones Serv#410240, Sgt R J Johnstone Serv#410073 and Sgt A A Dean Serv#404328, all 2 Sqn RAAF, were killed.
    SOC 23/04/43.
    A16-170 Mk.IIIA 6424 41-23607 BW745 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 17/01/42 .Originally NZ (Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 07/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    To 2AD 16/03/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 2AD 08/04/42.
    Fitted with Boulton Paul Turret 24/04/42.
    Rec 5AD 30/05/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 15/06/42 Horn Island.
    Rec 3AD and completed with Night finish 1942 underneath by 10/08/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 05/09/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 11/09/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 12/10/42.
    Bat 32-11 departed Batchelor for an attack on Penfoei Airstrip near Koepang on 26/10/42 with two other 2Sqn RAAF Hudsons(A16 .
    After arriving at the Somoai Straights near Koepang when the formation broke up to carry out their attacks individually, A16-170 was not seen again.
    Crew F/Sgt R K Dunning Serv#407317, Sgt M L Kenihan Serv#407437, Sgt L H Fraser Serv#5103 and Sgt D W Francis Serv#416665 missing.
    Lost to enemy action Dutch Timor 25/10/42.
    A16-171 Mk.IIIA 6100 41-23283   08/01/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 27/09/41. Defence Aid Britain (Australia) consigned ex USAAF 28/11/41.
    Rec 2AD ex USA 08/01/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 2AD 09/02/42.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 02/03/42.
    Rec 1OTU 29/06/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1OTU 08/02/43.
    Rec 15 ARD 05/03/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 06/03/43.
    Rec 3AD ex 6 Sqn RAAF 04/04/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 03/05/43.
    At 0700zulu, 07/05/43 A16-171 having been detailed along with four other aircraft of 2Sqn RAAF on a armed reconnaissance of Maikoor and Taberfane, Aroe Islands, formed up in a starboard echelon flight of five aircraft over Maikoor. Fighters were seen in the vicinity. The leader of the flight throttled back so the formation could resume their "V" formation when enemy attacked. The enemy aircraft were identified as "Rufes" and as A16-171 lagged behind some 600yards behind the formation at 3000 feet altitude, a single "Rufe" pressed home his attack within 25 yards of the aircraft. The Hudson climbed starboard almost vertical and turn over on its back and dived vertically into the sea. No Chutes were seen.
    Crew W/O V L Jackman Serv#400715, F/O D R Hicks Serv#405161, F/Sgt E Quinn Serv#403203, F/Sgt I W MacKenzie Serv#404782 and Sgt D A Emery Serv#416080 missing, later Killed in Action.
    SOC 26/05/42.
    A16-172 Mk.IIIA 6425 41-23608 BW746 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 17/01/42 .
    Originally NZ (Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 07/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    To 2AD 16/03/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 06/04/42.
    Rec 1RSU 28/07/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF04/08/42.
    Rec 1RSU 20/08/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 11/09/42.
    Lost 14/09/42 on operations with call sign Bat 423.
    Shot down by anti-aircraft fire from shore whilst attacking enemy vessel in Saumalaki Bay and seen to be hit in auxilary fuel tank.
    The aircraft crashed into sea some 300 yards from vessel.
    Crew F/O Kenneth L McDonnell Serv#401656, P/O Kevin J Ahern Serv#401754, F/O Victor Treloar Serv#416171, Sgt Gilbert S Dobbs Serv#414292 and Sgt Gerald W Smith Serv#413294 missing, presumed killed.
    SOC 08/10/42.

    Hudson A16-172

    A16-173 Mk.IIIA 6426 41-23609 BW747 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 17/01/42 .Originally NZ (Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 07/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    To 2AD 16/03/42.
    Operationally fitted with Boulton Paul Turret 24/04/42.
    Issued to 32 Sqn RAAF 30/04/42.
    Rec 3AD 08/06/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF Horn Island 25/06/42.
    Accident 04/11/42 when aircraft took off from Camden at 1645hrs to carry out a enemy submarine search some 300miles east of Sydney, NSW.
    At 2125hrs, Operations Room Camden received a report that a aircraft had crashed in the Port Kembla district.
    A16-173 had flown into the side of a mountain in bad weather and darkness some 3 miles west of Dapto, NSW.
    Crew, Sgt N B Clark serv#406112(Pilot, TThrs 705), F/Sgt B J Hubbard Serv#401037 Observer, Sgt J H Iredell Serv#408580 WAG, and Sgt G A Rich Serv#412187 WAG were all killed.
    SOC 27/11/42.
    A16-174 Mk.IIIA 6427 41-23610 BW748 16/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 17/01/42 .Originally NZ (Alhambra) Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 07/02/42.Redirected Australia:
    To 2AD 16/03/42.
    Issued 2Sqn RAAF 13/04/42.
    Operationally fitted with Boulton Paul Turret 24/04/42.
    Unserviceable with 2Sqn RAAF at Daly Waters 28/04/42.
    Whilst on operation Dar 3, between 0545 and 1305 Zulu 22/05/42, shot down by two Japanese Zero fighters engaged above Batoegong near Ambon. A16-173 crashed near the village of Hoetoemoeri.
    Crew was F/O P G Brooks Serv#407219, P/O A W Ross Serv#406726, Sgt P C Roll Serv#416287and Sgt C A Vercoe Serv#407883 of 2 Sqn RAAF all missing, believed killed.
    One of two Hudsons lost from enemy Zeros in raid by eight 2Sqn and 13Sqn RAAF Hudsons (Other lost was A16-187 flown by F/O Allchin)
    SOC 24/07/42.
    A16-175 Mk.IIIA 6347 41-23530 BW668 23/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 18/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 23/03/42.
    Issued 2Sqn RAAF 19/04/42.
    Forced landing on beach in Hyland Bay, 15/06/42 following fuel exhaustion after participating in bombing raid with six other 2Sqn RAAF Hudsons on Penfoei Aerodrome, Koepang.
    NFDs on Crew.
    Converted to components.
    Aircraft remains still there.
    There is a AWM dated 1978 Photo of Wreck.
    SOC 18/07/42.
    A16-176 Mk.IIIA 6348 41-23531 BW669 21/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 18/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 21/03/42.
    Issued 2Sqn RAAF 11/04/42.
    Crashed on take-off 07/05/42 when starboard engine struck drums causing the aircraft to swing starboard.
    Aircraft crashed, ground looped and suffered more damaged when the undercarriage collapsed. NFDs on crew.
    Rec 1RSU 23/05/42.
    Issued 3AD 15/10/42.
    Issued 5MG ex Townsville 15/01/43.
    Rec 5AD ex 5MG 14/02/43.
    SOC 14/02/43
    Converted to components.
    A16-177 Mk.IIIA 6349 41-23532 BW670 23/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 18/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 23/03/42.
    Allocated 2Sqn RAAF 30/03/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 21/04/42.
    Issued 1RSU 16/06/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 22/06/42.
    Rec 2AD 22/06/42.
    Rec 2Sqn ex 1RSU 22/08/42.
    Allocated 5AD ex 2Sqn for fitting of LR Tanks 10/10/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 18/10/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 5AD 18/11/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 28/11/42.
    Damaged by enemy action 17/01/42 when 24 enemy bombers bombed base.
    Rec 15RSU ex 6Sqn RAAF 26/01/43.
    Rec 3AD 07/02/43.
    Allocated 2 Sqn 17/03/43.
    Used to escort Spitfire aircraft 22/03/43 to Livingstone, NT.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF29/03/43.
    Rec 4 RSU 02/06/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 16/06/43.
    Rec 4RSU ex 2Sqn RAAF 09/01/44.
    Rec 1AD ex 4RSU 09/02/44.
    Rec ANA Parafield for Ambulance Aircraft Conversion 13/03/44.
    Rec 2 AAU 10/07/44.
    Rec 5AD ex 2AAU 04/02/45. Held storage.
    Approval to convert to components given 17/01/46.
    Reported as sold through CDC to Aircrafts Pty Ltd, located at Archerfield Brisbane, 26/08/46 (for Lodestar spares) for 150.
    Collected and flown out 07/09/46.

    Hudson A16-177

    A16-178 Mk.IIIA 6350 41-23533 BW671 23/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 18/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 23/03/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 17/04/42.
    Issued 1 RSU 19/06/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1 RSU 30/06/42.
    Allocated 2 Sqn RAAF 18/07/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 04/08/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 20/08/42.
    Rec 5AD 13/09/42.
    Rec 1AD 22/10/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 25/10/42.
    Rec 1RSU 15/02/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 18/03/43.
    Engine trouble whilst on bombing run over Koepang 19/04/43 with twelve other Hudsons.
    Clipped tree on landing sustaining damage to leading edge of starboard wing.
    Crew F/O G L C O'Neill Serv#406949, Sgt Carter, Sgt Jepperson, Sgt Lord, and Sgt Stamp all landed aircraft safely.
    Rec 1RSU 22/04/43.
    Rec 5AD 04/05/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 04/07/43.
    Lost post 12.30hrs 16/10/43 when took off for a shipping reconnaissance patrol (HUG.34) from Millingimbi to search area "Koala".
    Crew P/O J P Oldridge Serv#417509, Sgt R F N Drake-Brockman Serv#427451 (Nav/B), F/Sgt D N Rumble Serv#413260 (Wag), F/Sgt J F Cullen Serv#423078 (Wag) and Sgt D J Petch Serv#437040 missing, presumed killed.
    SOC 16/10/43.
    A16-179 Mk.IIIA 6351 41-23534 BW672 23/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 18/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 23/03/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 11/04/42.
    Destroyed on ground at 7 Mile Strip , Port Moresby by enemy bombing 20/07/42.
    SOC 24/07/42.
    A16-180 Mk.IIIA 6352 41-23535 BW673 23/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 28/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 23/03/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 13/04/42.
    Aircraft damaged by enemy bombing 01/05/42.
    Rec 5AD 08/06/42.
    Rec 1OTU ex 5AD 14/04/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 12/10/43.
    Accident 15/10/43 Darwin, when after a test flight, aircraft was held off which then stalled and landed heavily damaging undercarriage, port wheel alignment, and centre section.
    Crew P/O N B Stacey Serv#403962 and F/Sgt A E McCosh un-injured.
    Rec 4RSU 25/10/43.
    Rec 14ARD ex 4 RSU 29/10/43.
    Rec 6 Comms Unit 22/01/44.
    Rec 14ARD 10/02/44.
    Issued 3CU ex 14ARD 14/03/44.
    Rec 3CU 23/03/44.
    Rec 1OTU ex 3CU 08/05/45.
    Rec 1CRD ex 1OTU 04/12/45 for storage.
    Approval for disposal by CDC 27/08/46.
    Sold to Macquarie Grove Flying School, Camden for 150 on 24/09/47.
    A16-181 Mk.IIIA 6353 41-23536 BW674 23/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 28/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 23/03/42.
    Issued 2Sqn RAAF 20/04/42.
    Damaged on reconnaissance with two other Hudsons, when within five miles of Penfoei sighted a large 3000-4000ton vessel tied up at the Koepang wharf. Two Zero fighters approached A16-181 and attacked. After one feint attack by one, another approached which was met by return fire, causing it ,with smoke emitting, to bank sharply. The Japanese Pilot baled out and the aircraft crashed in flames into the sea. The WAG who shot it down on his second burst was Sgt Webster (Belly Gunner). With the other Zero holding off, the pilot of A16-181 found cloud cover and returned to base.
    Crew including F/O Hays, P/O Carter, and Sgt Webster and two others not injured.
    Aircraft sustained some damage.
    Rec 5AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 20/07/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 08/08/42.
    Issue 1 RSU 12/11/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 07/12/42.
    Rec 1RSU 13/01/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 04/02/43. Accident 16/03/43 when undercarriage collapsed on take-off on a stores supply mission from Hughes Strip to Millingimbi.
    Crew P/O T J Newham Serv#400818 and S/Ldr S Austin (OC 2Sqn RAAF) un-injured.
    Rec 1RSU 08/04/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 25/04/43.
    Issued 1 RSU 27/04/43 for further repairs.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 08/05/43.
    Issued 4RSU 19/05/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 29/05/43.
    Rec 4RSU 21/06/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 03/07/43.
    Lost 15/08/43 on Mission HUG.32 when accompany A16-233 in carrying out a search for shipping near Keaukwa.
    Two enemy Zeros intercepted A16-233 after it released bombs at 6500ft over target ship. After evasion of the two Zero fighters A16-233 flew back to Australia on the deck. No further sight was made of A16-181.Assumed missing on ops as a result of enemy action 15/08/43.
    Crew Sgt Lamb Serv#416778, Sgt Ikin Serv#408151 (NavB), Sgt N McLean Serv#416771 (WAG) and Sgt M Jackson Serv#418033 missing presumed killed.
    SOC 24/08/43.
    A16-182 Mk.IIIA 6354 41-23537 BW675 21/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 28/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 21/03/42.
    Issued 2Sqn RAAF 11/04/42.
     2Sqn was operating with 13Sqn RAAF as a composite unit due to previous losses until May 1942.
    Departed Darwin for Koepang.
    Lost to enemy action 23/04/42.
    Crew; F/Lt Roger Joseph Blanchard Serv#260776 (Pilot), Sgt Oberlin Benjamin Plester Gray Serv#408225 (WAG), Sgt David Jacobs Serv#411328 and Sgt David Vynne Woods Serv#416294 all missing presumed killed.
    SOC 04/12/42.
    A16-183 Mk.IIIA 6355 41-23538 BW676 23/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 28/12/41. Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 23/03/42.
    Issued 2Sqn RAAF 23/04/42.
    Taxy accident at Daly Waters 27/04/42.
    Rec 1RSU 23/07/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 29/07/42.
    Rec 5AD 26/08/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 12/09/42.
    Rec 1RSU 24/09/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 24/10/42.
    Rec 1RSU 31/12/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 14/01/43.
    Rec 1RSU 20/02/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 14/03/43.
    Bogged at Drysdale Mission due to wet conditions 14/03/43. Extracted.
    Accident 1920 zulu (0610Hrs) 20/04/43 after taking off on a reconnaissance mission (HUG.46) to Timoeka DNG, when it was involved in a midair collision with Hudson A16-197 some four minutes later. A16-183 crashed on one of the Crocodile Islands north east of Millingimbi.
    Crew F/O K R Mills Serv#405637, F/O R E John Serv#409551, Sgt H H Hadley Serv#411904, Sgt J L Barnes Serv#404946 and Sgt T W Bassen Serv#411985 all killed.
    Wreck area located within 600 yards of wreck of A16-197. SOC 24/09/43.
    A16-184 Mk.IIIA 6340 41-23523 BW661 29/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 20/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 29/03/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 18/05/42.
    Crashed and burned on take-off Darwin RAAF Base 30/05/42.
    Crew F/Sgt A W Hawkesford, P/O R J Storer tried to correct port swing, but aircraft continued and ground looped, causing port gear to snap, resulting in aircraft catching fire.
    This accident was photographed with #36 P-40E FY 41-5456 in background that was destroyed on the 19/02/42 when shot up when landing.
    The P-40E Pilot was 2nd Lt John G.Glover AAF Serv# O-427496, 33rd Pursuit Squadron (Provisional) .
    Aircraft used as a airfield decoy at this time.
    SOC 11/09/42. Photo supplied.
    A16-185 Mk.IIIA 6341 41-23524 BW662 29/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 20/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 29/03/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 11/05/42.
    Rec 3AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 30/06/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 19/07/42.
    Issued 6Sqn RAAF 27/08/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 31/08/42.
    Rec 6Sqn ex 5AD 28/09/42.
    Rec 23/10/42 5AD for installation of LR Tanks.
    Rec 1AD ex 5AD 18/11/42.
    Rec 6Sqn 27/11/42.
    Damaged fuselage from enemy action 17/01/43.
    Rec 3AD 12/02/43.
    Allocated 1OTU 07/08/43.
    Allocation Cancelled 08/05/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 03/06/43.
    Aircraft damaged in combat 07/08/43 as HUG.15 when aircraft struck by two AAA blasts over Timoeka causing damage and ripple marks to wing. Airframe seemingly overstressed.
    Crew Sgt Robinson, F/Sgt Jordan, Sgt Elliott, Sgt Cartmill and Sgt Riggs not injured.
    Hudson LR Tanks removed and installed into A16-192 by 15ARD 11/08/43.
    Rec 4RSU 19/08/43.
    Shipped SS Tulagi to Cairns.
    Rec 5AD ex 4RSU .
    SOC 22/11/43.
    A16-186 Mk.IIIA 6342 41-23525 BW663 29/03/42 ndent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 24/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 29/03/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 27/04/42.
    Rec 3AD 08/06/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 30/06/42.
    Rec 3AD 20/07/42. Night finish black sprayed underneath by 3AD.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 06/08/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 14/09/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 27/11/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 09/12/43.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 23/12/42.
     Rec 1RSU ex 13Sqn RAAF 06/02/43.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 28/03/43.Named "The Saint".
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 04/04/43. Accident 0823Hrs 12/06/43 Hughes Strip when aircraft attempted a forced landing after test flight.
    The aircraft was at 500 feet with gear extended over the threshold of strip with the port airscrew feathered due to engine problems. The pilot raised the undercarriage and applied power to starboard engine, but the aircraft pulled to port and begun to loose height and crashed one mile north east of Hughes Strip. The aircraft was destroyed in the impact and ensuing fire.
    Crew F/Lt J F Mason Serv#252763 (2104TTHrs), F/Lt J R Wood Serv#280849, F/O T W Swann Serv#411403, F/Sgt R J Flaherty Serv#416180, F/Sgt R D Woods Serv#404747, Sgt G R Rowland Serv#409745 F/O G L Knauer Serv#405180 all killed.
    Allocated 4RSU ex 2 Sqn RAAF14/06/42.
    SOC 23/06/43.
    A16-187 Mk.IIIA 6343 41-23526 BW664 29/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 24/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 29/03/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 11/05/42.
    Lost when shot down some 3-5 miles from shore in Ambon Bay by Japanese fighters when above Batoegong near Ambon 22/05/42.
    Crew was P/O G W C Allchin Serv#401321, P/O K G Kersten Serv#406857, F/O W C McLay Serv#408865 and Sgt J L Montgomerie Serv#406865, missing presumed killed.
    One of two Hudsons lost in raid by eight Hudsons of 2Sqn and 13Sqn RAAF Hudsons (Other lost was A16-174).
    SOC 24/07/42.
    A16-188 Mk.IIIA 6344 41-23527 BW665 29/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 24/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 29/03/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 04/05/42.
    Accident 11/05/42 aircraft crashed on landing at RAAF Townsville, at Garbutt.
    F/O Adams? NFDs on crew.
    Aircraft crated and dispatched to 5AD.
    Rec 5AD 30/08/42.
    Converted to components.
    SOC 05/10/42.
    A16-189 Mk.IIIA 6345 41-23528 BW666 29/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 24/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 29/03/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 18/05/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 27/08/42.
    Rec 1AD for installation of LR Tanks 09/12/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 19/12/43.
    Damaged 17/01/43 during enemy action to perspex.
    Rec 15RSU 27/01/43.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 17/02/43.
    Damaged in air raid 23/02/43 with holes in Bomb doors.
    Rec 5AD 19/03/43.
    Issued to 1RSU RP for escort duties for 1st Fighter Wing Spitfires 26/04/43, via 7AD.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 15/05/43.
    Rec 4RSU 11/06/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 23/06/43.
    Accident 1900hrs 14/07/43 when after completing a anti-submarine patrol, returned to Millingimbi.
    On landing main gear retracted on landing and then skidded some 100 yards until coming to a stop.
    Crew P/O C C Brodie Serv#420857, W/O Wateren, Sgt Davies, Sgt Farrell, and Sgt Phillips un-injured.
    Issued 4RSU 23/07/43.
    Rec 14ARD 24/08/43.
    Rec 6 Comms Unit 12/02/44.
    Rec 4 RSU 07/11/44.
    Rec 6 CU 29/11/44.
    Rec 14ARD ex 6CU 28/03/45.
    Rec 2AD 16/04/45.
    Stored Cat C 16/11/45 2AD Richmond.
    Offered disposal CDC 28/07/46.
    Sold to Macquarie Grove Flying School 24/09/47 for 150.
    Collected 01/12/47.
    A16-190 Mk.IIIA 6346 41-23529 BW667 29/03/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 24/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 1AD 29/03/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 11/05/42.
    Lost when aircraft crashed into sea off Beverley Islands of the Northumberland Group, located south-east of the city of Mackay roughly between the latitudes 21S and 22S on the 23/05/42;
    Crash site is 21.30S - 149.55E.
    Crew F/Lt Arthur E Adams Serv#692, P/O John D Power Serv#416230, and Sgt Brian Bright Serv#407841 missing presumed lost.
    SOC 24/07/42. NFDs.
    A16-191 Mk.IIIA 6356 41-23539 BW677 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 30/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 23/01/42.
    Rec 2AD 05/04/42.
    Issued 2AD ex 1AD 19/04/42.
    Issued 6Sqn RAAF 25/04/42.
    Arrived Townsville ex 2AD Richmond 09/05/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 11/05/42.
    Accident 24/05/42 Collided with A16-194 near Giru, QLD and crashed into dense mangrove swamps 24/05/42.
    Its two 100 lb AS Bombs exploded on impact.
    Crew Sgt M W Cooper Serv#416146 (Pilot), Sgt H T Gillam Serv#401689 (2nd Pilot), Sgt J A Herman Serv#407713 (WAG) and P/O John L Jewell Serv#406656 AG, were all killed.
    Airframe located in dense mangroves, and no retrieval of bodies undertaken on advice of MO.
    Other aircraft, A16-194 crashed between Barrattas and Barramundi Creek, Giru.
    One member of this A16-194 crew was killed, Sgt Lance Badman Serv#41641. SOC31/07/42.
    A16-192 Mk.IIIA 6357 41-23540 BW678 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 30/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 23/01/42.
    Rec 2AD 05/04/42.
    Issued 32 Sqn RAAF 04/05/42.
    Rec 3AD 23/06/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 06/07/42. Named "Penelope".
    Rec 5AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 02/09/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 5AD 20/09/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 25/09/42.
    Rec 1RSU 28/10/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 06/11/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 13Sqn RAAF 04/12/42. Fitted with LR Tanks.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 08/01/43.
    Rec 1RSU 28/01/43.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 06/02/43.
    Rec 1 RSU 16/03/43.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 20/03/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF ex 13 Sqn RAAF 04/04/43.Coded KO-U.
    Rec 1RSU 08/04/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 27/04/43.
    Rec 4 RSU 09/05/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 20/05/43.
    Rec 5AD 19/09/43.
    Rec 2AD ex 5AD 15/06/44.
    Allocated 4CU 02/08/44.
    Rec 1OTU 04/08/44.
    Rec 2AD 22/03/46. Cat D Storage 01/11/46.
    Offered for disposal CDC 27/08/46.
    Sold to European Air Transport for 620. Collected 25/11/47. A
    pplication to register as 14 passenger 2 crew configuration.
    Registered VH-BIB 17/12/47.
    Aircraft was being overhauled for CofA by Curtis Madsen Aircrafts at Mascot.
    Work stopped due to wind up of EAT. CofA never completed with aircraft being struck off register 25/05/51 and sold for scrap.
    A16-193 Mk.IIIA 6358 41-23541 BW679 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 30/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 2AD 05/04/42.
    Issued 32 Sqn RAAF 04/05/42.
    Departed Horn Island for Salamaua on bombing raid with three other Hudsons (A16-198/205/223) of 32Sqn RAAF 1300 Zulu 04/07/42.
    Crew; F/Lt Patrick Randal McDonnell Serv#260545, P/O Alexander Mackay Petrie Serv#405647, P/O Randolph Loring Fairfax Serv#408986 and SGT Murray Charles Ellis Serv#407360 all missing in action, presumed killed.
    SOC 24/07/42.
    A16-194 Mk.IIIA 6359 41-23542 BW680 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 30/12/41.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 22/01/42.
    Rec 2AD 05/04/42.
    Allocated 6 Sqn RAAF 06/04/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 27/04/42.
    Issued 32 Sqn RAAF 11/05/42.
    Accident 24/05/42 when A16-194 collided with A16-191 near Giru, QLD and crashed between Barrattas and Barramundi Creek.
    The aircraft cut a 100m long path through the mangroves before coming to rest on a saltpan.
    The wings and other parts of the aircraft were torn from the fuselage.
    Crew P/O L Haliday, un-injured, two member of crew was slightly injured, but Sgt Lancel Badman Serv#41641 was killed.
    SOC 31/07/42.
    A16-195 Mk.IIIA 6459 41-36970 FH169 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29;
    Rec 2AD 05/04/42.
    Issued 32 Sqn RAAF 24/05/42. Allotment cancelled.
    Engine problems.
    Rec 5AD 08/06/42.
    Issued to 2 Sqn RAAF 04/01/43.
    Issued 1 AD for fitment of L R Tanks 04/01/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 15/01/43.
    Rec 4RSU 31/05/43. Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 05/06/43.
    Raid to Penfoei Aerodrome, Timor 09/07/43 with three other Hudsons of 2Sqn RAAF (A16-189/235/244 as per mission HUG.7) A16-235 returned to base due to engine problems, other two aircraft failed to locate target due to tropical storm weather.
    A16-195 listed as missing.
    Crew S/Ldr C C Williams Serv#377(Pilot), F/O R C Lindsay Serv#406218 (Gunnery Leader), F/O W A Hepworth Serv#406851(WAG), F/Lt A M Fowler Serv#685 (Nav) and F/Sgt D C Farmer Serv#416251 (WAG )missing.
    SOC 22/07/43.
    After war, wreck was located 25 miles NNW of Soe, near sumit of Mt Keknemo, West Timor.
    Engine numbers at time of crash installed, #60278 and #59394.
    Crew remains buried at site by Japanese.
    Later exhumed and interned in Koepang Cementary.
    A16-196 Mk.IIIA 6461 41-36972 FH171 02/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29
    Rec 1AD 02/04/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 30/04/42 via Parafield SA to Daly Waters.
    Accompanied eight other Hudsons after taking off 0455Hrs 13/05/42 on strike mission (Dar.6)in Ambon Area.
    Seen exploding during a successful attack at mast height on a 3,000 ton ship that had exploded from a direct hit by A16-196 at the same time.
    Crew; P/O John Hester Venn Serv#406063 (Pilot), Sgt W.J. James Serv#411496, Sgt B.A. Kilpatrick Serv#408552 and Sgt L.A.Omsby Serv#407871 missing presumed killed.
    SOC 12/09/42.
    It was found after the war that one of the crew had in fact survived respected explosion and crash into the sea.
    Sgt L.A.Omsby was rescued and placed in the nearby Japanese Naval Hospital.
    However no record of what happen to this valiant airman who did not survive Japanese imprisonment.
    A16-197 Mk.IIIA 6462 41-36973 FH172 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Rec 1AD 05/04/42.
    Issued Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Fisherman Bend for erection 19/05/42.
    Rec 1AD ex CAC 12/06/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 27/07/42.
    On mission DAR.3 per mission with two other Hudsons, to West Coast of Tannibar Islands was damaged by enemy action 02/08/42.NFDs.
    Rec 5AD 01/09/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 12/09/42.
    Rec 5AD 21/10/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 5AD 18/11/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 28/11/42.
    Rec 1RSU 04/02/43.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 22/02/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 04/04/43.
    Accident 1915 zulu (0615Hrs) 20/04/43 after taking off on a reconnaissance mission (HUG.46) to Timoeka DNG, when it was involved in a midair collision with Hudson A16-183 some four minutes later.
    A16-197 crashed on one of the Crocodile Islands north east of Millingimbi.
    Crew F/O K E Daniel Serv#402852, F/O J Laws Serv#412979, Sgt W J Gove Serv#401636, Sgt Wilson and SgtJ G Butler Serv#408820 all killed.
    Wreck within 600 yards of wreck of A16-183.
    SOC 24/09/43.
    A16-198 Mk.IIIA 6463 41-36974 FH173 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Rec 1AD 05/04/42.
    Flight tested 08/05/42.
    Issued 32 Sqn RAAF 24/05/42.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 01/06/42.
    Allocated 3AD 07/07/42.
    Accident 07/07/42 when aircraft crashed into sea off Talla Beach between Broken Head and Byron Bay, NSW.
    Crew; F/Lt Robert Thomas Trigg Serv#467, Sgt Douglas John Lovejoy Serv#403752, Sgt Gavin Athole Laurie Mclaren Serv#406859, Sgt Gordon William George Ridge Serv#416231, Sgt David Leslie Bradley Serv#30650, LAC Edward George Kimmins Serv#22537, LAC William Edwards Evans Serv#24493, LAC Harold Wilmot Johnstone Serv#24775, LAC Frederick Albert Charles Wood Serv#24672 and AC1 Edward George Merefield Serv#25767.
    SOC 31/07/42.
    A16-199 Mk.IIIA 6464 41-36975 FH174 02/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Rec 1AD 02/04/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 30/06/42.
    Received 5 AD ex 13 Sqn via 1AD 22/10/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 5AD 24/11/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 30/11/42.
    Rec 1RSU ex 13 Sqn RAAF 13/02/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 04/04/43.
    Rec 1RSU 14/04/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 01/05/43.
    Rec 4 RSU 30/12/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 26/02/44.
    Issued 3 Comms Unit 09/04/44.
    Rec 3CU for use by Radiophysics Laboratory 16/04/44.
    Rec 2 AD Richmond ex 3 CU 29/08/44.
    Issued and stored at 2AD 16/11/45.
    Offered for disposal CDC 28/07/46.
    Sold to Macquarie Grove Flying School for 150 24/09/47.
    Registered VH-SMM 18/12/50.
    Became VH-AGJ 14/12/66, then G-BEOX 25/03/77.
    Preserved RAF Museum Hendon UK with spurious 13Sqn Markings of SF-R with Kangaroo Motif on both sides of nose.

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-199

    A16-200 Mk.IIIA 6467 41-36978 FH177 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.Rec 1AD 05/04/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 16/06/42.
    Returning from Mission 01/0842 made emergency medical landing at Darwin RAAF after being damaged by enemy action over Toeal Keal Islands.
    Pilot was WgCdr Archibald B MacFarlane Serv#207.
    Crew member injured by machinegun fire was Sgt L R Collier Serv#406218.
    Rec 1RSU 14/08/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 27/08/42.
    Rec 1RSU 28/09/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 09/10/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 2 Sqn RAAF 22/10/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 5AD 20/11/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 03/12/42.
    Damaged to nose from enemy action 17/01/43.
    Rec 12RSU 09/03/43.
    Rec 2AD ex 12 RSU 11/03/43.
    Rec 1OTU 26/04/43.
    Rec 2AD Store 21/12/45.
    Offered for disposal CDC 28/07/46.S
    old to European Air Transport for 200 24/09/47.
    Collected 12/12/47.
    A16-201 Mk.IIIA 6468 41-36979 FH178 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Rec 1AD 05/04/42.
    Issued 32 Sqn RAAF 30/05/42.
    Failed to return from shadowing enemy ships in Huon Gulf 22/07/42. Last communication was at 1334Hrs. Was attacked off the coast of Buna by 9 Japanese fighters (One piloted by Japanese Ace, Subaro Sakai) after being chased for over ten minutes. The Hudson, rather then trying to fly low and escape, did a wing stall turn using engine power and turned head on - fired on the Nine Zeros involved. The battle ensued with the final resting place of A16-201 being past the coastline and in the jungle near the villiage of Popogo near Buna.
    Crew; P/O Warren Frank Cowan Serv#407614, P/O David Reid Taylor Serv#408206, Sgt Russell Bradburn Polack Serv#411183, Sgt Lauri Edwin Sheard Serv#416369 posted as missing, presumed killed. Japanese Pilot Subaro Sakai claimed the kill.
    Remains of aircraft sited 28/02/43 by ANGAU and later recovered crew member remains which were interned at Soputa, then Lae Cemetery.
    SOC 31/07/42.
    A16-202 Mk.IIIA 6469 41-36980 FH179 01/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Rec 1AD 01/04/42.
    Allocated 6Sqn RAAF 16/05/42
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 30/05/42.
    Accident 20/06/42 when during gunnery practice a round entered tail plane. Repaired.
    Rec 3AD 27/08/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 09/08/42.
    Rec 5AD 01/11/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 23/12/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 09/03/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 10/04/43.
    Rec 5AD ex 2 Sqn RAAF 30/05/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 02/10/43.
    Accident 0615 Zulu (2230hrs) 06/10/43, when aircraft was taking off from Hughes Strip NT on night training mission, swung on take-off, ground looped , with undercarriage collapsing.
    Aircraft caught fire and burned.
    TThrs of aircraft 722.30Hrs.
    Crew F/Lt R F Dennis Serv#271, F/Lt J L Scott Serv#290602, and P/O D C Beddoe Serv#401731 all un-injured. Rec 14ARD 12/10/43.
    SOC 28/10/43.
    A16-203 Mk.IIIA 6470 41-36981 FH180 01/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Rec 1AD 01/04/42.
    Issued CAC Fishermans Bend for erection 19/05/42.
    Rec 1AD ex CAC 25/06/42.
    Accident 13/07/42, on landing run when aircraft struck pole damaging, Port Airscrew, oleo and tyre. Repaired.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 25/09/42.
    Rec 12 RSU 19/12/42.
    Rec 3AD 12/01/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 20/01/43.
    Rec 3AD 26/02/43.
    Rec 5AD 28/02/43.
    Rec 1OTU 21/04/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 01/10/43. Coded KO-D.
    Allocated 2AD ex 2 Sqn RAAF 07/03/44.
    Departed Hughes 03/04/44 on convoy patrol .
    Became overdue at Millingimbi.
    Crew P/O C D Brockhurst Serv#425593, P/O R J Philpot Serv#403877, P/O R L Black Serv#411275, P/O H J Gillies Serv#422042 and F/Sgt R G Frew Serv#417771, missing later confirmed killed in accident.
    Wreck later located in dense mangrove swamps at Paddy's Landing, Adelaide River.
    SOC 24/04/43..
    A16-204 Mk.IIIA 6472 41-36983 FH182 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Rec 1AD 05/04/42.
    Allocated 32 Sqn RAAF 05/06/42. Cancelled 09/06/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 02/08/42.
    Rec 1AD 01/12/42. Fitted with CO2 and LR Tanks.
    Issued to 13 Sqn and via 3AD for Kittyhawk escort.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 13/01/43.Coded "S".
    Rec 1RSU 08/03/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 10/04/43.
    Rec 4RSU 02/07/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 16/07/43.
    To 5 AD for repair to wrinkled mainplanes 21/09/43.
    Rec 5AD 28/09/43.
    Rec 11RSU 08/10/43.
    Rec 2AD 21/10/43.
    Approval to convert to components 09/08/44.
    Rec 2CRD 31/08/45.
    SOC 31/08/45.
    A16-205 Mk.IIIA 6473 41-36984 FH183 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Rec 1AD 05/04/42.
    Rec 32 Sqn RAAF 06/06/42.
    Rec 3AD 13/07/42. Night finish underneath applied by 3AD.
    Issued 32 Sqn RAAF HQ Flight 31/07/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 27/08/42.
    Allocated 12 RSU 28/08/42.
    Damaged by enemy air action 02/09/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 10/09/42.
    Rec 12 RSU 18/09/42.
    Rec 3AD 22/09/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF ex 3AD 20/10/42.
    Rec 12RSU 21/10/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 21/10/42.
    Departed from Gurney Strip, Milne Bay 0630 hrs10/11/42 on submarine patrol and presumed crashed at sea near position 10.32S/150.42N near the North East Australian Coast.
    Crew F/O D Hersey Serv#407172, Sgt H A Stewart Serv#01556, Sgt H Griffiths Serv#414133 and Sgt F D Fox Serv#416664 listed as missing, presumed killed.
    A listening post, at Ranaropi Point, recorded hearing a Hudson flying at 1000 feet over their position in bad weather. Motors cut out at 140 degrees and 3 miles from post, followed by loud explosion. Wreckage was recovered several days later when it was revealed that the aircraft had crashed 1000 yards off the coast of Sumagani. The body of Sgt H A Stewart was recovered onto the Lugger Malua and buried later at 1730hrs.
    Remains of the other crew not found.
    SOC 04/12/42.
    A16-206 Mk.IIIA 6474 41-36985 FH184 05/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Rec 1AD 05/04/42.
    Flight tested 07/05/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 18/05/42.
    Rec 32 Sqn RAAF 27/08/42.
    Rec 5AD 23/11/43.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 10/01/43.
    Destroyed in enemy action 17/01/43 when 24 Betty Bombers with 20 Zero escorts bombed the revetments.
    Some 250 100kg bombs dropped.
    No Injuries on ground.
    Fuselage issued 15 RSU 21/01/43.
    SOC 11/02/43.
    A16-207 Mk.IIIA 6476 41-36987 FH186 06/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Rec 1AD 06/04/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 11/05/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 13/08/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 27/08/42.
    Throttle problems returning from abortive mission when jammed.
    Aircraft returned to Hughes Strip, but became free overhead strip.
    Rec 1AD 02/11/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 09/11/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 27/12/42.
    Rec 3AD 28/01/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 05/02/43.
    Rec 1AD 31/03/43.
    Rec 5AD ex 1AD 02/04/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 09/06/43.
    Rec 4RSU 01/09/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 14/09/43.
    Rec 4 RSU 28/11/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 03/01/44.
    Rec 2AD ex 2 Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
    Rec 1OTU 03/06/44.
    Rec ANA Parafield Sa for conversion to Aerial Ambulance 14/12/42.
    Rec 2AAU 25/06/45.
    Allotted Survey Flight 07/08/45.
    Issued Survey Flight 20/08/45.
    Held with Survey Flight 7/08/46.
    Issued SHQ Flight Canberra 11/09/46.
    08/10/46 to be stored 2AD.
    Disposed through CDC 28/07/46.
    Sold to Macquarie Grove Flying School 30/09/47 for 150.00.
    Collected 12/12/47.
    SOC 12/12/47.
    A16-208 Mk.IIIA 6433 41-23616 BW754 06/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 22/01/42.
    Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 09/02/42.
    Rec 1AD 06/04/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 04/05/42.
    Accident 05/05/42 damaged on landing at Alice Springs. NFDs.
    Issued 1 RSU 18/05/42.
    Rec 1RSU 23/05/42.
    Issued 3AD via Shipping 11/11/42.
    Loaded on SS Tuglai and later transferred on SS George Matthews at Cairns bound for Brisbane.
    Rec 3AD 13/12/42.
    Converted to components.
    SOC 26/01/43.
    A16-209 Mk.IIIA 6485 41-36996 FH195 13/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 22/01/42.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 10/02/42.
    Rec 1AD 13/04/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 01/06/42.
    Lost on mission Bat.11. 21/08/42, target Moabesse and road to Vila De Manatuto, Anemaputo, Dutch Timor.
    As one of six Hudsons on this mission, A16-209 was shot down by one of two Zeros attacking on its first pass, with enemy fire hitting the auxiliary fuel tanks. Aircraft descended under control. One parachute was seen to open, before the aircraft crashed into the side of a hill near Bribas.
    Crew F/O Sidney G Wadey Serv#407068, P/O Stanley W Faull Serv#401779, Sgt Francis M O'Reilly Serv#406730, Sgt Gould W Herbert Serv#414224 and Sgt William R Edeson Serv#406716 missing.
    The parachute belonged to F/O Sidney G Wadey who was picked up by Australian Commandos belonging to Sparrow Force on Timor.
    The remaining crew perished in the crash and their remains were buried by Timorese.
    Their remains were exhumed after the war and were interned at Koepang.
    SOC 09/10/42.
    A16-210 Mk.IIIA 6431 41-23614 BW752 13/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 22/01/42.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 09/02/42.
    Rec 1AD 13/04/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 11/05/42.
    Rec 1RSU 13/07/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 19/07/42.
    Rec 10 RSU ex 2 Sqn RAAF 03/09/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 28/09/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 2 Sqn RAAF 08/10/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1AD 09/10/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 5AD 06/11/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 09/11/42.
    Lost on mission (as BAT.177)to bomb stores concentration at Lavai, Port Timor 27/12/42 in company with five other Hudsons in two flights of three.After loosing its flight evading three Zeros near Narekapa, the straggler was shot down by two Zeros some fives miles off the coast, causing it to spiralled into sea out of control.
    Crew F/O M W Johns Serv#407242, P/O J F Nixon Serv#401142, Sgt J D Horseman Serv#416339, Sgt D L Tyler Serv#416180 and Sgt N? Ross Serv#416182? (NFDs) missing presumed killed.
    SOC 29/01/43.
    A16-211 Mk.IIIA 6430 41-23613 BW751 13/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 22/01/42.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 13/02/42.
    Rec 1AD 13/04/42. Allocated 6 Sqn RAAF 23/04/42.
    Accident 21/05/42 when the aircraft, on a flight from Flinders Island to Laverton, made a forced landing at Redva near Marrawah in the north coast of Tasmania due to a compass failure. The aircraft, carrying a sick airman suffering from appendicitis, made a bumpy landing damaging flaps and the tip of one of her airscrews.
    Crew F/Lt J G Emerton , F/Lt H A Sundstrup, P/O L R Brady, Sgt D Balderstone Serv#416112, Padre E E Nolan and unnamed sick LAC were un-injured.
    Rec 1AD ex forced landing site 06/06/42 are rudimentary repairs.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 21/06/42.
    Accident 14/07/42, when on take-off at Wards Aerodrome, collided with another aircraft.
    Damage to engine and airscrew. NFDs.
    Rec 5AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 18/10/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 10/11/42.
    Rec 12RSU 10/01/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 03/04/43. Named "The Tojo Buster".
    Accident 07/05/43 when returning from a bombing and missing Beaufighter search mission, HUG.32 from Maikoor and Taberfane in the Aroe Islands. On this mission, the formation of five Hudsons (A16-171/199/211/219/233) were intercepted by two Japanese Rufes who shot down A16-171 with its bomb load. Three of the aircraft jettison their bombs, but not A16-211.The aircraft made a heavy landing (with bombs aboard) and on the third "bounce", the under carriage collapsed on landing at Millingimbi.
    Crew F/O Hornsby, F/O Kidman, P/O Williams, F/Sgt Lye, and Sgt Luxton were not injured.
    Converted to components.
    SOC 17/07/43.
    Temora Aviation Museum's A16-112 currently flies marked as A16-122 "The Tojo Busters"

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    A16-212 Mk.IIIA 6481 41-36992 FH191 13/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 .Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 10/02/42.
    Rec 1AD 13/04/42.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 01/06/42.
    Rec 1AD 05/11/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 11/12/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 06/02/43.
    Accident Test flight 1948hrs 27/02/42 when making dummy approach to Hughes Strip crashed just off runway threshold during bad weather and limited visibility.
    Crew Sgt K D Brown Serv#405822 (Critically injured), Sgt W R Robertson Serv#401164(Severely injured, later died), LAC K E G Edwards Serv#61066 (Critically injured), LAC P R Lazarus Serv#32408 (Critically injured), LAC C C Jennings Serv#18872 (Killed), LAC R G Bradley Serv#50651 (Killed).
    Rec 1RSU 01/03/42.
    Converted to components.
    SOC 22/03/43.
    A16-213 Mk.IIIA 6432 41-23615 BW753 13/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 22/01/42.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 09/02/42.
    Rec 1AD 13/04/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 15/06/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 6 Sqn RAAF 27/10/42 to be fitted with CO2 and Auxiliary Tanks.
    Rec 1AD 20/12/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 28/12/42. Named "S.N.A.F.U.".
    Damaged enemy action 17/01/43 when 24 Betty Bombers with 20 Zero escorts bombed the revetments.
    Some 250 100kg bombs dropped.
    Damage to both tyres, airscrews and Port Engine.
    Rec 15 RSU 26/01/43.
    Rec 3AD 07/02/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 27/03/43. Coded KO-H.
    Rec 4 RSU 04/05/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 27/05/43.
    Rec 4 RSU 16/06/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 30/06/43.
    Rec 4 RSU 01/09/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 24/09/43.
    One of five aircraft of 2 Sqn RAAF on a bombing mission (HUG.29)to Langgoer on the 10/10/43.
    Damaged by medium AAA, the aircraft controls were limited to left aileron and left elevator controls.
    A wheels up landing was made at Darwin due to the absence of Rudder control.
    The aircraft on flaring, swung slightly to starboard prior to touch down, causing the aircraft to veer into the adjacent scrub.
    The aircraft was severely damaged.
    Crew F/O M Helsham Serv#411780,F/O Hollingsworth, F/O Willmett, F/Sgt Christie, and F/Sgt Robson were all un-injured.
    Rec 14ARD for conversion to components.
    SOC 23/10/43.

    Hudson A16-213 Photo provided by Gordon Birkett

    A16-214 Mk.IIIA 6460 41-36971 FH170 13/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 22/01/42.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF10/02/42.
    Rec 1AD 13/04/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 23/05/42.
    Accident 15/06/42 when aircraft taxied into slit trench damaging port airscrew, oleos and wing.
    Rec 3AD 27/06/42.Rec 2AD ex 3AD 14/09/42.
    Issued 1AD 26/09/42 for fireproofing fuel tanks.
    Issued ex 1AD to DAP Geelong for fitment of self sealing tanks 29/09/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 11/10/42.
    Accident 27/10/42 when aircraft suffered brake failure and ran into trees at Milne Bay(?). NFDs.
    Rec 15 RSU 31/10/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 09/12/42.
    Damaged 17/01/43, when 24 Betty Bombers with 20 Zero escorts bombed the revetments. Some 250 100kg bombs dropped.
    Damage to Nose and Elevator.
    Rec 3AD 22/02/43.
    Rec 1OTU 18/04/43.
    Accident 29/04/43 when engine failed on take-off. NFDs.
    Rec 11RSU 30/04/43.
    Rec 1AD 23/07/43.
    Accident 10/09/43 at Garbutt when starboard tyre burst on landing, causing aircraft to veer off runaway.
    Crew F/O H J Mickan, F/Sgt W D Gilbert, F/Sgt R Hewett, F/Sgt A P Hagan, F/O Campbell, P/O Hall and 5 passengers all un-injured.
    Rec 13ARD 13/10/43.
    Rec 2AD 10/12/43.
    Rec 1OTU 16/12/44.
    Rec 2AD 15/01/45.
    Rec 1OTU 20/06/45.
    Rec 1APU 04/07/45.
    Rec 1OTU 11/08/45. Rec 2AD Store 31/12/45.
     Disposed through CDC 25/11/46 for 1500 to Mr L. Van Phraag.Collected 04/02/47.
    Became VH-ALA. Aircraft was leased to Guinea Air Traders Ltd of Lae.
    Air crash at Lae PNG when aircraft crashed on take-off from Lae for Bulolo killing all on board.
    The pilot, Stanley Bowern, lost control when an engine failed on take-off.
    The aircraft crashed and burned on an island in the Markham River on the 18th April 1948.

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    A16-215 Mk.IIIA 6429 41-23612 BW750 17/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 23/01/42.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 10/02/42.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 17/04/42.
    Received by 32 SQN RAAF 03/06/42.
    Received 3 AD Amberley ex 32 SQN 27/07/42. Night finish sprayed underneath August 1942 by 3AD.
    Received (unserviceable) 6 SQN RAAF Horn Island ex 3 AD 14/09/42.
    Received 5 AD ex 6 SQN RAAF 15/10/42.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex 5 AD 12/11/42.
    Received 6 SQN RAAF ex 1 AD 21/11/42. A
    s part of a formation of six Hudsons on a night bombing mission 25/11/42, Starboard engine seized with the airscrew in fine pitch after loosing oil pressure. The aircraft turned over lead to #2 Hudson and turned back to Port Moresby. Dropped its auxiliary fuel and bombs some 35 miles from Jackson Field to maintain height. With a Japanese Air Raid in progress and at 500 feet over Bootless Inlet the port engine was failing. The aircraft crashed landed and bellied in at Jacksons, having just landed some 35 feet short of the threshold of the strip and would then skid 1000 feet along the strip before stopping.
    Captain of aircraft, WgCdr AA Barlow Serv#159 (C O 6Sqn RAAF) and his crew were un-injured.
    Received 15 RSU ex 6 SQN RAAF 28/11/42.
    Received 3 AD Amberley ex 15 RSU 30/12/42.
    Received 2 SQN RAAF ex 3 AD 22/12/42.
    Received ANA Parafield ex 4 RSU for conversion to air ambulance 08/08/44.
    Received 2 AAU ex ANA Parafield 19/09/44.
    Received 2 AD Richmond ex 2 AAU 23/08/45.
    Received 1 CU ex 2 AD 08/10/45.
    Accident 04/03/46 when aircraft made forced landing at Canberra after starboard engine failure.
    Captain of aircraft, F/Lt E Stacey Serv#403962 (1CU) with four other crew and passengers were un-injured.
    Received 2 AD ex 2 AAU for storage 07/05/46.
    Disposal through CDC. Sold to Mr Ellis, Skerman's Motors, Dubbo NSW for 1,000 29/11/46. Sale cancelled 04/09/47.
    Sold to Mr Kennedy, Cronulla, NSW for 1,000 10/09/47. Sale cancelled 12/03/48.
    Sold to Squadron Leader B.E. Hughes, 82 Wing HQ RAAF Amberley for 500 18/06/48.
    Issued to purchaser 30/11/48.
    Became VH-AGO.
    Registration application from Adastra Airways Pty. Ltd., Mascot 31/01/52.
    Application for CofA from Adastra Airways Pty. Ltd., Mascot 16/12/52. VH-AGO.
    The aircraft is to be used for aerial survey.
    Added to Register as VH-AGO 13/05/53.
    Crashed at Horn Island 24/06/57 piloted by Captain Joe Linfoot.

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    A16-216 Mk.IIIA 6434 41-23617 BW755 17/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 23/01/42.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 10/02/42.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 17/04/42.
    Flight tested 07/05/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 21/05/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 27/07/42. Cancelled Issued to 2 Sqn RAAF on route, and issued to 6 Sqn RAAF.
    After taking off from Port Moresby on the 27/08/42, the aircraft and crew went missing on reconnaissance operation to Kieta and Buka PNG.
    Crew F/O W R T Philipson Serv#405500, F/O J F Pfeiffer Serv#403831 (Obs), Sgt R H Dall Serv#416178 (WAG) and Sgt D K Godfrey Serv#406647 (WAG) missing.
    SOC 04/10/42.
    Missing presumed killed as at 03/03/47.
    A16-217 Mk.IIIA 6482 41-36993 FH192 17/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 23/01/42.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 10/02/42.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 17/04/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 12/06/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 14/08/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 27/08/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 24/09/42 for wing change.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 18/10/42.
    Rec 1AD 26/10/42.
    Rec 5AD 27/10/42.
    Rec 1 AD ex 5AD 23/11/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 29/11/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 04/02/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 23/04/43. Coded KO-L.
    Accident at Corunna Downs 1800hrs 29/05/43 when aircraft crashed on landing following swinging on loose surface, striking a 4 inch ditch, causing the undercarriage to collapse.
    Crew F/O H Warlow-Davies, Sgt D N Osborne Serv#401829, P/O M L Thomas Serv#416122, F/Sgt H W Stockley Serv#407394 and Sgt E S Jackson Serv#407390 un-injured.
    Served with 2 Sqn.
    Rec 7AD 17/09/43.
    Approved for conversion 28/03/44.
    Converted to components.

    Hudson Mk.IIIA A16-217/KO-L
2 Squadron, 
Batchelor, c.1943
via Mike Mirkovic.

    A16-218 Mk.IIIA 6484 41-36995 FH194 17/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 .Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 10/02/42.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 17/04/42.
    Allocated 32 Sqn RAAF 16/05/42.
    Rec 32 Sqn RAAF 15/06/42.
    Rec 3AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 29/06/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 14/07/42.
    Accident 15/08/42 Fall River Strip with A16-218 waiting to take-off when a 76 Sqn P-40E Kittyhawk, A29-78 "IR" "Bloody Mary", collided after trying to "hop" over A16-218 on take-off.
    Both Aircraft were written off.
    Rec 15 RSU Converted to components.
    Crew F/OHenry Archdale Robertson Serv# 667 (Injured) ;Sgt Patrick John Ellis Serv#15680 (Killed); LAC Frederick Joseph Russell Serv#20627(Injured).
    76Sqn Pilot, F/O C W Lindeman also injured.
    Rec 15 RSU
    Rec 12 RSU 11/09/42.
    SOC 05/11/42.
    Converted to components.
    A16-219 Mk.IIIA 6486 41-36997 FH196 17/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 10/02/42.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 17/04/42.
    Issued CAC ex 1 AD for erection 19/05/42.
    Received 1 AD ex CAC 26/06/42.
    Received 13 Sqn RAAF ex 1 AD 20/07/42. Named "BBB"( stands for BullShit Baffles Brains).
    Received 1 RSU ex 13 Sqn RAAF 08/03/43 for repairs to mainplane.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF ex 1 RSU 01/04/43.
    Hit by anti-aircraft fire while on offensive patrol 26/04/43.
    Received 4 RSU ex 2 SQN.
    Received 2 SQN ex 4 RSU 14/07/43.Bogged in vicinity Millimgimbi 19/09/43.
    Received 1 AD ex 2 Sqn RAAF 11/02/44.
    Received ANA Parafield ex 1 AD for conversion to air ambulance 13/03/44.
    Received 1 AD ex ANA Parafield 11/08/44.
    Received 2 AAU ex 1 AD 17/08/44.
    Received ANA Parafield ex 2 AAU 26/03/45.
    Received 2 AAU ex ANA 14/07/45.
    Issued Survey Flight ex 2 AAU 20/08/45.
    Received 2 AD ex Survey Flight for rigging check 30/10/45. Aircraft flying left wing very low on landing.
    Stored at 2 AD Richmond 22/03/46.
    Sold to J.F. Price, Peakhurst NSW for 1,000 01/07/47.
    Became VH-AGG.

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    A16-220 Mk.IIIA 6487 41-36998 FH197 20/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 20/05/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 07/07/42.
    Returning from air operations, A16-220 crashed into the sea in Beagle Bay 5 miles north west of Hood Point 03/09/42.
    Crew P/O W R Campbell, Sgt Alexander H Woods Serv# 401332, Sgt A Shakespeare Serv#406202 Sgt F Ekins Serv#401416 were killed when the aircraft struck the sea.
    SOC 20/10/42.
    A16-221 Mk.IIIA 6428 41-23611 BW749 17/04/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 17/01/42.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 13/02/42.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 17/04/42.
    Flight Tested 08/05/42.
    Issued 32 Sqn RAAF 18/05/42.
    Air action with shrapnel damage to starboard wing requiring 9" x7" repair patch.
    Rec 5AD 07/08/42.
    Issued 32 Sqn RAAF 18/08/42.
    Rec 1AD 23/10/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 30/10/42.
    Accident when aircraft has mid-air with bird damaging port wing 04/11/42.
    Rec 1RSU 05/11/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 27/11/42.
    Rec 5AD 18/02/43.NFDs.
    Appears to be war weary.
    SOC 16/04/43.
    Converted to components 16/04/43.
    A16-222 Mk.III 3843   AE488 13/03/43 Ferried out from the UK by air as part of 52 reinforcement RAF Hudsons ( per RAF direction 23/12/41, Singapore Conference) promised to Malaya.
    Ferried out by 59 and 139 Sqns RAF.
    These were to maintain the strengths of 1 Sqn RAAF, 8 Sqn RAAF, 62 Sqn RAF and a newly transferred 59Sqn RAF.
    Some 29 Hudsons were in transit by the 14th January 1942 or on their way from the UK , via Middle East, Iraq, India and Burma. Not all 52 made it.
    At least 5-6 RAF Hudsons served in combined 1/8 Sqn RAAF during February 1942.
    Flown out by RAAF 1Sqn Crew 05/0342 to Western Australia.
    Rec 1AD ex NEI 13/03/42.
    Allotted 7Sqn RAAF.
    Rec 7Sqn RAAF 12/05/42.
    Rec 1OTU 29/06/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 1OTU 17/09/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 28/09/42.
    Service at Horn Island.
    Allotted 15 RSU 15/10/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 15/11/42.
    Rec 5AD 25/11/42.Required extensive repairs.
    Rec 1OTU 02/04/43.
    Rec 7AD 02/12/43.
    Rec 1OTU 21/01/44.
    Rec 2AD 03/10/44.
    Rec 1OTU 13/05/45.
    Rec 2AD Store 29/02/46.
    Sold through CDC 16/04/47 to Mr L.Van Pragg for 1000.
    Became VH-BLB 12/11/48.
    Ended up in Palestine early 1949.
    Struck off Register as "improper sale overseas".
    Presumably destroyed in combat or subsequently scrapped when in service with the Israel Defence Force , 30/12/49.
    A16-223 Mk.IIIA 6466 41-36977 FH176 06/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 .Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF .
    Received CAC ex USA 06/05/42 for erection.
    Rec 1AD ex CAC 17/05/42.
    Rec 5AD 02/06/42 ex 1AD.
    Rec 32Sqn RAAF 22/06/42.
    Rec 3AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 06/08/42 to have Night finish applied underneath.
    Rec 32 Sqn RAAF 30/08/42.
    Accident U/C collapse 16/10/42.
    Damage to spar and centre section. NFDs.
    Rec 5AD 11/11/42.
    Approval to convert to become Instructional Airframe No 1, 26/03/43.
    A16-224 Mk.IIIA 6471 41-36982 FH181 06/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 .Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF .
    Received CAC ex USA 06/05/42 for erection.
    Rec 1AD ex CAC 29/05/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1AD 03/06/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 27/06/42.
    Issued 5AD 13/10/42 ex 13Sqn RAAF.
    Accident 1533hrs 14/10/42, when aircraft crashed at Laverton Aerodrome when port engine failed just after take-off, causing aircraft to stall and crash land on fire.
    Crew P/O H C McDonald Serv#401665 (seriously injured), Sgt B R Coulter Serv#401914, Sgt J H Brocks Serv#411857, Sgt R G Curtis Serv#411872 (all three slightly injured) and AIF Passenger, S/Sgt D M Cowan Serv#NX1101481 (Dangerously injured).
    SOC 31/10/42.
    Converted to components.
    A16-225 Mk.IIIA 6475 41-36986 FH185 06/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 .Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF .
    Received CAC ex USA 06/05/42 for erection.
    Rec 1AD ex CAC 28/05/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1AD 03/06/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 04/07/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 13 Sqn RAAF 20/10/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 17/11/42.
    Accident 1420hrs 26/11/42 when the aircraft (now with 6 Sqn RAAF) swung on take-off, causing port oleo to collapse.
    Aircraft crashed and burned at Wards Airstrip, PNG.
    Crew F/O R Turner (Not Injured), Sgt J Legge Serv#401238, Sgt L V Dredge Serv#401746 and Sgt J R McPherson Serv#402939 (All three NCOs slightly injured).
    SOC 17/12/42.
    A16-226 Mk.IIIA 6477 41-36988 FH187 06/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 .Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF .
    Received CAC ex USA 06/05/42 for erection.
    Rec 1AD ex CAC 28/05/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1AD 03/06/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF11/07/42.
    Rec 1RSU 11/07/42.
    Accident 23/07/42 at Daly Waters when taxying when tail wheel strut collapsed damaging rear bulkhead.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 10/08/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 13 Sqn RAAF 20/10/42.
    Accident 1720hrs 13/11/42 when aircraft was taxying by 13Sqn RAAF Crew when the starboard undercarriage folded back at Birdum NT when taxying behind A16-227.
    Accident caused by dusty conditions, with pilot not seeing a ditch.
    Crew Captain was F/O A G Oldham Serv#411370 (13Sqn RAAF).
    Damage to starboard mainplane and airscrew.
    Rec 1RSU 16/11/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 09/01/43.
    Rec 1RSU 22/02/43.
    Rec 1AD 18/03/43.Fitted with ASV.
    Rec 5AD 27/04/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 26/06/43.
    Rec 4RSU 19/01/44.
    Rec 1AD 04/02/44.
    Issued to ANA Parafield for conversion to Aerial Ambulance 26/02/44.
    Rec ANA 13/03/44.
    Rec 1AD 23/05/44 ex ANA for IFF Fitment.
    Rec 2AAU 28/05/44.
    Allocated Survey Flight 07/08/45.
    Allocated 2AD Storage ex Survey Flight 02/05/46.
    Rec 2AD Storage 07/05/46.
    Offered to CDC for disposal 27/08/46.
    Sold to European Air Transport for 1000 24/09/47.
    Became VH-BIA 17/12/47.
    To Rene Jorio, Kings Cross, Sydney, 29/11/48.
    To Nicholas Marcello, Kings Cross, NSW 19/01/49.
    Left on overseas trip 03/49. Struck off Register as "improper sale overseas".
    Presumably destroyed in combat or subsequently scrapped when in service with the Israel Defence Force , 10/49.
    A16-227 Mk.IIIA 6478 41-36989 FH188 06/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 .Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF .
    Received CAC ex USA 06/05/42 for erection.
    Rec 1AD ex CAC 31/05/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1AD 08/06/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 09/07/42.
    Rec 1RSU 14/07/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 26/07/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 13Sqn RAAF 06/10/42.
    Issued and Rec 5AD ex 1AD 07/10/42.
    Rec 1AD 25/10/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 31/10/42.
    Rec 1RSU 16/11/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 18/12/42.
    Enemy Air Action 0215hrs 03/03/43 after bombing Dobo, the aircraft (as HUG.102 B Flight) was intercepted in flight by a twin engine Japanese "Sally" Aircraft at map ref: 07Degrees 36"South/13Degree 15" East. Made two attacks which resulted in Sgt D R Hoare Serv#416337, being wounded by gunfire. Aircraft made escape and safely returned to base, piloted by P/O L W Evans.
    Rec 1RSU 20/03/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 15/04/43.
    Accident 1800hours 01/07/43 when the aircraft was landing at Millingimbi's East-West Runway, apparent flat tyre on port oleo caused aircraft to skid crab fashion to port.
    Pilot tried correcting by applying light brake and rudder actions. Aircraft continued to head off to the side of the runway, heading for trees. The pilot then applied brakes hard, causing the port oleo to snap off and the starboard gear to retract back and the aircraft ended up on its belly when it stopped.
    Crew F/O L E Colman Serv#414905, Sgt L R Evans Serv#414345(Injured), Sgt Baulch, Sgt Craig and Sgt Dixon.
    Rec 4RSU 20/07/43.
    Rec 5AD 03/10/43.
    SOC 22/11/43.
    Converted to components.
    A16-228 Mk.IIIA 6479 41-36990 FH189 06/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 .Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received CAC ex USA 06/05/42 for erection.
    Rec 1AD ex CAC 30/05/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1AD 08/06/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 28/07/42.
    Accident 07/09/42 at Gurney Strip when parked, was struck by Beaufighter A19-13 during take-off.
    Allotted 15 RSU 08/09/42.
    Temporary repairs made and flown to Port Moresby 14/11/42.
    Rec 3AD 16/11/42.Issued 7AD ex 3AD for escorting Spitfires 04/04/43.
    Rec 7AD 13/04/43.Escorted Spitfires BR485, JG795, JG731 and ES367 from 1AD to 7AD 08/04/43.
    Allocated 7AD 21/04/43.
    Crashed after engine failures while escorting Spitfires 20/04/43 near Parager? Basin 10 miles near Tafula?. NFDs
    Rec 7AD 27/04/43.
    SOC 29/10/43.
    Converted to components.
    A16-229 Mk.IIIA 6490 41-37001 FH200 06/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 .Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received CAC ex USA 06/05/42 for erection.
    Rec 1AD ex CAC 03/06/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1AD 08/06/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 28/07/42.
    Rec 3AD 08/10/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 29/10/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 07/11/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 16/12/42. Named "Justice Inevitable".
    Rec 12 RSU 19/12/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 21/12/42.
    Damaged by enemy action 17/01/42 when 24 enemy bombers bombed base.
    Rec 3AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 12/02/43.
    Rec 1OTU 06/04/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 25/09/43.
    Rec 2AD ex 2 Sqn RAAF 13/10/43.
    Wrinkles in skins outside normal acceptable limits.
    Rec 1OTU 31/01/44.
    Allotted to ANA Parafield for conversion into Aerial Ambulance 25/07/44.
    Rec ANA 08/08/44.
    Issued 2AAU 31/10/44.
    Rec 2AD 27/08/45.
    Rec into 2AD Storage 18/11/45.
    Disposed of through CDC 28/07/46.
    Sold to Macquarie Grove Flying School 24/09/47.
    Collected 01/12/47.
    A16-230 Mk.IIIA 6491 41-37002 FH201 06/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 .Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received CAC ex USA 06/05/42 for erection.
    Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/05/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1AD 03/06/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 28/07/42.
    Rec 3AD 15/10/42.
    Rec 5AD 05/11/42.
    Rec 1AD 08/12/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 15/12/42. Damaged by enemy action 17/01/42 when 24 enemy bombers bombed base.
    Issued 12 RSU ex 6Sqn RAAF 01/02/43.
    Rec 5AD 03/02/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 15/03/42.
    Rec 3AD 06/04/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 12/04/43. Named "Jake".
    Enemy air action damage during (HUG.1) 0750hrs 21/04/43 armed reconnaissance mission to Dobo.
    Turret gunner injured by a single .30cal bullet. Crew F/O R R James Serv#406811, Sgt R D Ryan Serv#404989, Sgt K G Keech Serv#8968, F/O McCullough (Wounded) and Sgt P S Reen Serv#412185.
    Landed safely at Coomalee.
    Mission on the 24/04/43, aircraft was hit by 0.50cal MG Bullet in number 2 cylinder of starboard engine causing engine loss, continued loss of altitude and failure to feather prop, had to jettison guns and ammunition to maintain flight back to Darwin. When jettisoning one of the front Vicker K Guns, it accidentally hit the starboard airscrew and then banged the fuselage with such force that airscrew went into fine pitch and the aircraft recovered to increase its altitude.
    Same crew, except McCullough was not replaced.
    Rec 4RSU 09/06/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 22/06/43.
    Rec 4RSU 06/09/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 26/09/43.
    Rec 4RSU 29/11/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 23/12/43.
    Rec 4RSU 07/02/44.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 19/03/44.
    Missing as result of enemy air action whilst on a operational reconnaissance mission over islands in the Banda Sea.
    Taking off Aircraft failed to return.
    Crew S/Ldr J L Scott Serv#290602, F/Sgt R King Serv#427122 (NavB), P/O D C Beddoe Serv#401731, F/Sgt B Wallace Serv#410763 and F/Sgt K Wright Serv#434064 missing.
    SOC 1204/44.
    Post war it was reported that five crew members of the bomber crash landed near Dai Island. By dingy, they managed to reach Laneong Island. They were betrayed and were captured some two months later, and transferred to Saumalaki.
    On the 24/05/44 a 18Sqn NEI B-25 had attacked a vessel transporting these men. P/O Beddoe who was waving was shot dead by one of the Japanese guards. The remaining crew and their Japanese guards reached Ambon. The remaining four crewman at Ambon were, on the 16/08/44, taken out to Galala Crematory where they were by order of 1st Sub Lt Katayama, HQ 4 South Dispatched Fleet( IJN) be beheaded. He executed S/Ldr Scott, 2nd Sub Lt Toyoji Takahashi (who executed F/Sgt Wallace) , 2nd Sub Lt Takashi Nishida and Petty Officer Yoshizaki executed the remaining two, F/Sgt K Wright and F/Sgt R King. Within the research, it is interpreted that all of these Naval Personnel were convicted of war crimes and executed by the Australian Military Forces for their above actions.
    A16-231 Mk.IIIA 6492 41-37003 FH202 06/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 .Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received CAC ex USA 06/05/42 for erection.
    Rec 1AD ex CAC 23/05/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1AD 03/06/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 28/07/42.
    Rec 12 RSU 22/10/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 31/10/42.
    Rec 15 RSU 18/12/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 21/01/43.
    Damaged in air raid 23/02/43.
    Allocated 2AD ex 6 Sqn RAAF 05/03/43.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 15/03/43.
    Rec 1OTU 29/04/43.
    Fitted with Dual Control 28/08/43.
    Rec 7AD 03/12/43.
    Rec 1OTU 19/03/44.
    Issued 2AD Storage 11/12/45.
    Rec 2AD ex 1OTU 16/04/46.
    Offered to CDC for disposal 28/07/46.
    Sold to European Air Transport for 350 24/09/47.
    A16-232 Mk.IIIA 6480 41-36991 FH190 08/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 08/05/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 16/06/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 2Sqn RAAF 31/08/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 08/09/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 12/10/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 28/10/42.
    Took off on a offensive sweep to Timor with two other Hudsons 04/12/42. Some 10 miles north of Laga, A16-232 was attacked by a Zeke causing after repeated attacks, the failing of the starboard engine and extensive damage to the hydraulics. Another attacked caused damage to the Turret and tunnel stations, killing one crew member, Sgt G J Thame Serv#403609 (WAG). The starboard engine picked up, and accompanied by the other two aircraft returned to Batchelor. On approach to Batchelor, with the undercarriage not being able to lower past halfway, it was decided to jettison the bombs some 15 miles away and attempt a belly landing, with the bomb doors remaining open. The aircraft made a text book landing on its belly.
    Surviving Crew F/O A A Cambridge Serv#406750, Sgt G H Cooper Serv#406690, Sgt T I Gunn Serv#6691 and RCAF F/O J M Barnes Serv# J5310 (Observer DRS Air Board, Radio Duties) un-injured.
    Allocated to 1 RSU 05/12/42.
    Issued 5AD 11/02/43 on the SS Tugali ex Darwin.
    Rec 3AD 23/02/43.
    SOC 01/10/43.
    Converted to components.
    A16-233 Mk.IIIA 6483 41-36994 FH193 06/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 06/05/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 02/06/42. Allotment cancelled 18/06/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 24/06/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 13 Sqn RAAF 07/09/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 13/10/42.
    Rec 1RSU 13/11/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 13/01/43.
    Rec 1 RSU 22/03/43.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 20/03/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 04/04/43. Coded KO-N.
    Accident 1530hrs 17/07/43 at Hughes Strip when aircraft during landing started to yaw to starboard. application of brakes and power on starboard engine prevented ground loop, though aircraft ended off strip damaging port tyre and port airscrew tips.
    Crew F/O O'Neil, Sgt Lord, LAC Lockyer and LAC Rogerson were un-injured.
    Rec 4RSU 19/08/43.
    Following take-off on mission HUG.14 on search in area "Horse" (Arafura Sea near Tanimbar Islands) 0801.00hrs Zulu 07/09/43, aircraft and crew failed to return from ops.
    Crew F/Lt L A Martin Serv#408816, F/O Marcus C Wettenhall Serv#418818, F/Sgt N A Graham Serv#410337, F/O M H Williams Serv#416391 and F/Sgt William Robinson Boanas Serv#417331. Missing.
    SOC 15/09/43.
    After the war, it was found that the aircraft was shot down by the ship it was attacking, "Sugi Maru" some 20 miles north of Tanimbar Island. Three members of the crew were killed, with two others, F/Sgt Graham and F/Sgt Boanas picked up alive. They were questioned by a Lt General Matsumoto before being transferred to Ambon, where after two months stay, they disappeared.

    Hudson A16-233

    A16-234 Mk.IIIA 6502 41-37013 FH212 06/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 06/05/42.
    Issued CAC for erection 19/05/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 08/07/42.
    On mission Dar.46, 30/07/42 in company with two other Hudsons(A16-178 and A16-241)went missing on a patrol of Saumlaki in the Tanimbar Islands. According to one report a Japanese news broadcast reported that a Hudson had collided with a Japanese seaplane and crashed into the sea near Kai Island.
    Crew; F/O Robert C. Muecke Serv#283858, F/O Frank S. Moss Serv#401991, P/O Lloyd M. Miners Serv#405797 and Sgt James E. Laman Serv#405794 missing presumed killed.
    SOC 09/10/42.
    No further details to 03/03/47.
    A16-235 Mk.IIIA 6501 41-37012 FH211 19/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 19/05/42.
    Issued CAC for erection 19/05/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 02/06/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 13/10/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 06/11/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 21/12/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 09/01/43.
    Rec 1 RSU 01/03/43.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 20/03/43. Named "Houdini".
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 04/04/43.
    Rec 1 RSU 22/04/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 05/05/43.
    Rec 14 ARD 07/06/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 26/06/43.
    Rec 4RSU 16/07/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 26/07/43.
    Rec 3AD 05/10/43.
    Rec 5AD ex 3AD 10/10/43.
    Rec 4 Comms Unit 23/04/44. Coded VM-W.
    Allotted 10 RSU for use as spares to repair A16-160.
    Rec 2AD ex 4CU 27/09/45.
    Approval to convert to components 17/01/46.
    Issued to Dept of Aircraft Production 02/11/48 for conversion.
    Scrapped.
    A16-236 Mk.IIIA 6503 41-37014 FH213 05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 19/05/42.
    Issued CAC for erection 19/05/42.
    Rec 1AD 25/05/42.
    Allocated 13Sqn RAAF 02/06/42.
    Issued 13 Sqn RAAF 16/06/42.
    Air Action damage 09/07/42 when rear gunner was hit in wrist and an 8" hole in front perspex during DAR28 Mission with five other Hudsons attacking Dili, Timor.
    Issued 1 RSU 24/12/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 09/01/43.
    Rec 1 RSU 28/01/43.
    Issued 13 Sqn RAAF 08/03/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 27/03/43. Coded KO-Y and named "Foo"
    Issued 4 RSU 08/06/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 18/06/43.
    Rec 5AD 03/10/43.
    Rec 2AD ex 5AD 07/05/44.
    Approved for conversion 09/08/44 due to wrinkled mainplanes and centre section.
    Allotted 2CRD 10/08/45.
    Converted to components.
    Rec 2CRD and SOC 31/018/45
    A16-237 Mk.IIIA 6504 41-37015 FH214 19/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 1 AD Laverton ex USA 19/05/42.
    Issued CAC for erection 19/05/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 05/07/42.
    Issued 5AD 24/08/42.
    Rec 1AD ex 5AD 27/09/42.
    Rec 5AD ex 1AD 28/09/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 23/10/42.
    Allocated 3AD for mainplane change 15/01/43, then to 5AD for engine change.
    Reallocated 2 Sqn RAAF 15/01/43.
    Rec 5AD 28/01/43.
    Rec 3AD ex 2 Sqn RAAF 30/01/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF ex 5AD 03/03/43.
    Accident 1600hrs Zulu 15/03/43 when A16-237 was being refuelled by LAC J P Lane Serv#46153 and LAC H R King Serv#45481.
    Lane had just finished filling the fuselage auxiliary tanks when a flash caused an immediate fire. The fire took hold and the aircraft exploded and burned. LAC King drove the Refuelling Tender away from the burning aircraft and would later drive LAC Lane (who was suffering from burns) to the Station Sick Quarters for aid.
    Rec 1 RSU ex 2 Sqn RAAF 17/03/43.
    Rec 1RSU (RP) 08/04/43.
    SOC 20/04/43.
    A16-238 Mk.IIIA 6488 41-36999 FH198 20/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 2AD Richmond ex USA 20/05/42.
    Rec 1AD 30/06/42.
    Issued 13 Sqn RAAF 02/07/42.
    Landing accident at Alice Springs 04/07/42.NFDs.
    Rec 1RSU 04/07/42 on site.
    Aircraft to be temporarily repaired.
    Service indefinitely 1RSU 23/10/42.
    Completed at 1RSU 29/10/42.
    Rec 3AD 04/11/42.
    Rec 1AD 20/11/42.
    Rec 5AD 03/12/42.
    Completed at 5AD 04/01/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 24/01/43.
    Rec 1 RSU 14/04/43.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 06/05/43.
    Rec 4 RSU ex 1RSU 09/04/43.
    Rec 5AD ex 4RSU 20/05/43.
    Approval to Convert to components due to excessive alignment problems 29/10/43.
    A16-239 Mk.IIIA 6489 41-37000 FH199 20/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 2AD Richmond ex USA 20/05/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 01/07/42.
    Rec 3AD 30/08/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 05/10/42.
    Rec 5AD 08/12/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 16/01/43.
    Destroyed by bombing from 24 Bombers escorted by 20 Zekes making 5 runs and dropping 230 x 100kg bombs over Turnbull Airfield, Milne Bay, 2110Hrs 17/01/43.
    Shrapnel damage to wing and fuselage tanks and destroying starboard vertical stabilizer.
    On 20/01/43, a second bombing raid of between 6-9 Bombers raided Turnbull Strip which resulted in A16-239 receiving a direct hit, destroying the aircraft.
    Allotted to 15RSU 21/01/43.
    Allocated 3AD 22/01/42.
    SOC11/02/43.
    A16-240 Mk.IIIA 6493 41-37004 FH203 20/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 2AD Richmond ex USA 20/05/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 11/07/42.
    Rec 12RSU 07/10/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 19/10/42.
    Rec 5AD 20/11/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 11/02/43.
    Accident 15/03/43, on take-off at Batchelor Strip when port wheel struck hole, breaking strut and damaging port wingtip. NFDs.
    Rec 1RSU 16/03/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 10/04/42.
    Rec 1RSU 25/04/43.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 06/05/43.
    Rec 4RSU 29/07/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 10/08/43.
    Rec 4RSU 31/08/43.
    Rec 5AD 11/09/43.Rec 2AD 16/04/44.
    Rec 2CRD 31/08/45.
    Converted to components due wrinkled mainplanes and centre section 03/09/45.
    A16-241 Mk.IIIA 6494 41-37005 FH204 20/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 2AD Richmond ex USA 20/05/42.
    Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 03/07/42.
    Rec 1AD 05/07/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 22/07/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 04/08/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 14/08/42.
    Rec 1RSU 21/09/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 26/09/42.
    Accident 18/11/42 when aircraft suffering a port engine failure, overshot landing and ground looped on return to base.
    Damage to starboard undercarriage.
    Rec 1RSU 27/11/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 13/02/43.
    Rec 1RSU 08/04/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 24/04/43.
    Departed Hughes on recce flight HUG.21 with five other Hudsons 2134hrs 27/04/43.
    Last contact 30 mins out from Millingimbi on 2nd flight at 0030hrs 28/04/43 some 70 miles out.
    Crew F/O R R James Serv#408811, Sgt R E Norris Serv#414147, Sgt R D Ryan Serv#406810, Sgt K D Krech Serv#8966, Sgt P S Reen Serv#412185and W/O N E Cutten Serv#3403 missing.
    SOC 04/05/43.

    Hudson A16-241

    A16-242 Mk.IIIA 6495 41-37006 FH205 20/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF. Received 2AD Richmond ex USA 20/05/42. Issued 2 Sqn RAAF 05/07/42. Rec 1AD 06/07/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 09/07/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 20/08/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 04/09/42.
    Rec 5AD 11/09/42.
    Rec 1AD enroute 2Sqn RAAF 27/09/42.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 27/09/42.
    Rec 1 RSU 31/12/42.
    Rec 2Sqn RAAF 28/01/43.
    Took off on anti-submarine patrol, 2055hrs 13/03/43.
    At 2215hrs, 10 miles south of Malay Bay, switched to auxiliary tanks which resulted in both engines failing at 2500feet.
    The Captain of the aircraft made a emergency belly landing, after jettisoning his bombs and clearing trees between two bare areas, on Coburg Peninsula. The aircraft slid 100 yards and skidded to a stop after swinging 180 degrees.
    Crew F/O T S Graham Serv#400982, Sgt N A Adamson Serv#401639, Sgt A Matheson Serv#416691 and F/Sgt C S Storrie Serv#406762 were not injured.
    The broken aerial wires were repaired and a radio message was transmitted and received.
    After treking 5 miles to the coast, the following day, a 12 Sqn Vultee Vengeance dropped them a message.
    A vessel picked them up at 1600hrs 16/03/43.
    Rec 1RSU 17/03/43 (administratively).
    Rec 4RSU 09/05/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 20/05/43 ex 4RSU.
    Forced landing at 4RSU 24/07/43. NFDs.
    Dispatched SS Tugali to 5AD 25/08/43
    Rec 5AD 03/10/43.
    SOC 16/11/43 and converted components.

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-242

    A16-243 Mk.IIIA 6496 41-37007 FH206 20/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 2AD Richmond ex USA 20/05/42.
    Allocated 13 Sqn RAAF 16/06/42.
    Rec 1AD 20/06/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 04/07/42.
    Missing on recce Darwin to Koepang via Poti Island 01/10/42.
    Crew P/O J E Alcock Serv#408056, F/O G V Boynton Serv#409020, F/O P C Gunson Serv#407438, Sgt F P Kemp Serv#406871 and Sgt W S Powell Serv#406813 missing, presumed killed.
    SOC 08/10/42.
    A16-244 Mk.IIIA 6497 41-37008 FH207 20/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 2AD Richmond ex USA 20/05/42.
    Allocated 2 Sqn RAAF 15/06/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 06/07/42.
    Issued 32Sqn RAAF 27/07/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 27/08/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF ex 32 Sqn RAAF 16/10/42.
    Rec 5AD 12/11/42.
    Rec 1AD 04/12/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 16/12/42 and Coded FX-P.
    Damaged enemy action 17/01/43 when 24 Betty Bombers with 20 Zero escorts bombed the revetments.
    Some 250 100kg bombs dropped.
    Damage to fuselage, wing and cowls.
    Further damaged in a second raid 23/01/43.
    Rec 2AD 16/03/43.
    Rec 1RSU 13/05/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 19/05/43.
    Issued 4RSU 29/05/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 08/06/43.
    Rec 4RSU 17/06/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 24/06/43.
    On landing, ground looped at Drysdale 04/11/43 with ten persons on board (some being 457Sqn RAAF Personnel), following port undercarriage collapse, some 40 yards into the landing run.
    Crew F/O G Reed Serv#415591, F/O D H Allan, F/O C R Carvosello, F/Sgt Crow Serv#419299, Sgt J Twyford Serv#21088, LAC C Kelso Serv#9137, LAC M Howard Serv#47809, Cpl E T Archer Serv#1288307, Cpl C Tapper Serv#23908, LAC E Stanyer Serv#938222 and LAC W Wells Serv#1383323 un-injured.
    4RSU to salvage 06/11/43.
    Rec 14ARD 07/01/44.
    Fittings only received 16/01/44 with fuselage left instu.
    SOC 07/02/44

    Highlight for Album: Hudson A16-244

    A16-245 Mk.IIIA 6498 41-37009 FH208 20/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 2AD Richmond ex USA 20/05/42.
    Allocated 13 Sqn RAAF 15/06/42.
    Issued 13Sqn RAAF 29/06/42.
    Rec 1AD 02/07/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 06/07/42.
    Accident 08/10/42 when aircraft on take-off when port engine failed. Damage to bomb doors and airscrew blades. NFDs.
    Rec 1RSU 22/10/42.
    Rec 13 Sqn RAAF 19/11/42.
    Rec 5AD 21/12/42.
    Rec 1AD 31/01/43.
    Rec 5AD 08/02/43.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 13/02/43.
    Missing at 1426hrs 24/02/43 when aircraft was forced to ditch short of fuel in bad weather after taking off from Milne Bay whilst searching Area 1B, west of East Cape.
    Crew F/O R A N Kelly Serv#415152, F/O W A Green Serv#406782, Sgt K A Prine Serv#416128 and Sgt J H Clarke Serv#411863.
    The crew made a forced landing at 10'.15" South and 150'51" East, west of East Cape, on some 300 yards off the shore.
    Sgt Clarke was the only crew member injured.
    Issued 15RSU for salvage 03/03/43.
    SOC 15/03/43.
    A16-246 Mk.IIIA 6499 41-37010 FH209 20/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 2AD Richmond ex USA 20/05/42.
    Allocated 6 Sqn RAAF 27/06/42.
    Issued 6 Sqn RAAF 10/07/42.
    Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 11/07/42.
    Rec 12RSU 20/09/42.
    Rec 3AD ex 12RSU 21/09/42.
    Rec 6Sqn RAAF 20/10/42.
    Missing on reconnaissance mission to Area B after taking off from Gurney Strip, Milne Bay, 0730hrs (Tuesday) 27/10/42.
    Missing somewhere east of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
    Crew F/O D L Gorringe Serv#408040, F/O G D Hum Serv#403989, Sgt C L Mc Cready Serv#414067 and Sgt J C McAuliffe Serv#414295 missing. 
    Listed as presumed killed 26/09/47 with death stated occurring on the 28/10/42.
    SOC 07/11/42.
    A16-247 Mk.IIIA 6500 41-37011 FH210 20/05/42 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF.
    Received 2AD Richmond ex USA 20/05/42.
    Allocated 13 Sqn RAAF 16/06/42.
    Issued 13 Sqn RAAF 28/06/42.
    Rec 1AD 29/06/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 04/07/42.
    Rec 1RSU 05/12/42.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 15/12/42.
    Enemy air action 24/01/43 when part of a three Hudson Mission performing a reconnaissance along the Dutch New Guinea. Whilst on the eastward home trek, east of Jardina Island, was attacked by a twin engine enemy Sally aircraft. The belly Gunner of A16-247, Sgt R G Curtiss, opened fire at 350 yards into the cockpit of the EA. In return at the same time, the EA opened fire of which one 7.7mm round entered the belly gun position and lodged into the bomb bay doors. Sgt Curtiss again returned fire into the port engine of the Sally, which then broke off its attack. A16-247 retuned to Hughes without any further encounters.
    Crew S/Ldr J M Whyte Serv# A134, Sgt F J Dow Serv#412926, Sgt R G Curtiss Serv#411782, Sgt P C Manning Serv#416772 and Sgt R S Browne Serv#405539 all un-injured.
    Rec 5AD 15/02/43 for fitment of Hudson per Order79.
    Rec 13Sqn RAAF 03/03/43.
    Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 27/03/43.
    Mission BAT.35 2100hrs Zulu 04/04/43, detailed to carry out a single aircraft search for shipping around Timoeka. Nil shipping, but attacked installations at Timoeka with some AAA experienced. Several hits were received, with the aircraft making a crash landing, following port brake gripping some two thirds in the landing roll, causing a ground loop at Millingimbie on return at 0600hrs Zulu 05/04/43. Starboard undercarriage collapsed.
    Crew F/O G L C O'Neill Serv#406949, Sgt A E Carter Serv#401299, Sgt J J Lord Serv#409158, Sgt O W B Jepperson Serv#414493 and Sgt M R Stamp Serv#416801 were un-injured.
    Rec 1RSU 09/04/43.
    Rec 4RSU 09/05/43.
    SOC 17/07/43.
    Converted to components.
         
    Highlight for Album: Unidentified Hudsons
         

    The Author of this page is Gordon Birkett

    Source: Classic Wings Downunder Magazine, Lockheed Files website, Flightpath Magazine, Vangard Against the Japanese, Bloody Shambles, The 13 Sqn Story written by Sid Grantham, AWM Negatives, The highest Traditions by John Bennett, CASA Aircraft Records, 38 Sqn - First 50 Years document by Mark Royle, AWM, National Archives. Aircraft Status Cards, Sqn Records, David Vincent, British Military Aircraft Serials 1911-1979 Bruce Robertson

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