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RAAF Lockheed Hudson Mk.III/Mk.IIIA/Mk.IV/Mk.VI
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via Brendan Cowan

 
     
 

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RAF Serials (See RAAF Serialled Hudsons)

 
     
RAF Serial RAF Type USAAF Type C/N USAAF Serial Aircraft History
T9397 Mk.III N/A 2432 N/A 459 Sqn. 10Feb42.
One of first two Hudsons on Sqn.
Flew second sortie by Sqn.
U/c collapsed on landing, LG05, 17Apr42.
Damaged Beyond Repair.

Hudson Mk.III 
T9397
459 Squadron, 
Heliopolis, 
c.1942  
via Mike Mirkovic.  Hudson Mk.III 
T9397
459 Squadron
Heliopolis 
c.1942
via Mike Mirkovic.

T9412 Mk.III N/A 2447 N/A 459 Sqn, RAAF. 1Jul42.
SOC 27Nov44
V8991 Mk.III N/A 2535 N/A 459 Sqn, RAAF.
Engine cut; forced landed in desert, Romani, Iraq, 28Mar42.

Damaged Beyond Repair
V8992 Mk.III N/A 2536 N/A

459 Sqn, RAAF. (B). From 1OADU 4May42.
To 4METS, Crashed on landing El Kabrit 12Feb43

V8994 Mk.III N/A 2538 N/A

459 Sqn, RAAF. (S). From 1OADU 25May42.
Lost 18Aug42 on shipping Op.
PltOff JD Cadell 402344 KIA
PltOff JBL Sullivan 403151 KIA
FSgt AS Neal 400904 KIA
FSgt AG Schwager 402008 KIA

V8997 Mk.III N/A 2541 N/A

459 Sqn, RAAF. From FTU 25May42.
Stalled and crashed LG40, 1Jun42.
FSgt FJ Leavey 402445 (P) KIA
FSgt SA Unger 403469 (O) KIA
FSgt OW Osborne 402950 (W/Ag) KIA
FSgt C Stephen 402888 (W/Ag) KIA
LAC RJ Aitken 32510 (FIIE) KIA
FSgt AL Chirnside 12302 (FIIE) KIA
LAC WD Reid 22831 (FIIE) KIA

V8998 Mk.III N/A 2542 N/A

459 Sqn, RAAF. (O). From 1OADU 15May42.
Ground looped 6Sep42

Hudson Mk.III 
V8998/GK-O
459 Squadron
Gambut 
September 1942
via Mike Mirkovic.  Hudson Mk.III 
V8998/GK-O
459 Squadron
LG-20, Egypt 
c.1942
via Mike Mirkovic.  Hudson Mk.III 
V8998/GK-O 
Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH266/GK-I 
459 Squadron
Egypt
6th September 1942
via Mike Mirkovic.  Hudson Mk.III 
V8998/GK-O
459 Squadron 
Gambut 
September 1942
via Mike Mirkovic.

V9022 Mk.III N/A 2546 N/A

459 Sqn, RAAF. (M). From 1OADU 4May42.
Lost 15Jun1942 over Mediterranean Sea
FlgOff WD Blackstock 404230 (P) KIA
FSgt RD Powell 404862 (O) KIA
FSgt NC Darr 402917 (W/Ag) KIA
FlgOff AH Durrell 403262 (W/Ag) KIA

V9027 Mk.III N/A 2551 N/A

459 Sqn, RAAF. (H). From 1OADU 10Jun42
Lost on shipping Op 10Jul42 Eadku.
FSgt JV Cruikshank 403504 KIA
FSgt HE Lake 401383 KIA
(FSgt Clarke, FlgOff O’Brien & Sgt Dingnum may have been KIA in this a/c or FH247, NAA list lost aboard FH494, RAF Hudson never existed)

V9030 Mk.III N/A 2554 N/A 459 Sqn, RAAF. (S). From 1444Flt 5Jun42.
U/c collapsed on heavy landing, LG226, 7Jul42.
Damaged Beyond Repair.

Hudson Mk.III 
V9030/GK-D 
459 Squadron, 
Egypt, May 1942  
via Mike Mirkovic.

V9035 Mk.III N/A 2559 N/A 459 Sqn, RAAF. (A). From 1OADU 25May42.
Bounced on landing in sand storm, u/c collapsed, LG07, 27Jul42.
Damaged Beyond Repair.
V9052 Mk.III N/A 2572 N/A

459 Sqn, RAAF. (D). From 1444Flt 25May42.
Shot down by E/A on shipping strike off Libyan coast 24Jul42.
PltOff RR Kemp 108527 RAF (P) KIA
PltOff FE Anderson J9568 RCAF (O) KIA
Sgt JC Aldred 1115097 RAF (W/Ag) KIA
Sgt GN Downard 1118601 RAF (W/Ag) KIA

V9060 Mk.III N/A 2580 N/A 459 Sqn, RAAF. (T,Y). From 1444Flt 23Jun42.
Ground looped, Gambut 3, 3May43.
V9101 Mk.III N/A 3705 N/A 459 Sqn, RAAF. (G). From 1OADU 5Jun42.
To 75
OTU Crashed on landing Gianaclis, 9Oct43.

Hudson Mk.III 
V9101/GK-G
459 Squadron
21st July 1942
via Mike Mirkovic.

V9172 Mk.III N/A 3776 N/A

459 Sqn, RAAF. (E). From 1444Flt 4Jun42.
Lost 16Aug42.
FlgOff K Terry 406414 KIA
FlgOff GH Burkett 406230 KIA
FSgt GR Knapp 403093 KIA
FSgt ME Greer R84546 RCAF KIA

V9187 Mk.III N/A 3791 N/A

459 Sqn, RAAF. (C). From 1AODU 4May42.
Lost 30Jun42, West of LG98
FlgOff JG Cowan-Hunt 402318 (P) KIA
PltOff KC Kilioran 109921 (O) RAF KIA
FSgt HA Jackson 403190 (W/Ag) KIA
FSgt JStL Baldwin 404879 (W/Ag) KIA

V9191 Mk.III N/A 3795 N/A 459 Sqn, RAAF. From 1444Flt.
Ground looped 2Jul42, Abu Sueir, Egypt.
AE506 Mk.III N/A 3861 BPC Served with 8 Sqn. On 29/1/42
All Hudson Mk1's concentrated into No 1 Sqn RAAF
No 8 Sqn received 6 RAF Hudsons Mk3 that were flown out from UK to Sumartra P2 field.
AE510 Mk.III N/A 3865 BPC 459 Sqn, RAAF. (F). From 1FTU 1Jun42.
Ground looped 26Jul42, LG 226.
Damaged Beyond Repair,
SOC 31Mar43

Hudson Mk.III 
AE510/GK-F
459 Squadron, 
Landing accident at Gianaclis Egypt 
26th July 1942 
via Mike Mirkovic.

AE529 Mk.III N/A 3884 BPC Served with 8 Sqn.
On 29/1/42 All Hudson Mk1's concentrated into No1 Sqn RAAF
No 8 Sqn received 6 RAF Hudsons Mk3 that were flown out from UK to Sumartra P2 field.
Destroyed by bombing at Semplak, Java 22/2/42.
AE537 Mk.III N/A 3892 BPC Served with 8 Sqn. On 29/1/42
All Hudson Mk1's concentrated into No1 Sqn RAAF
No 8 Sqn received 6 RAF Hudsons Mk3 that were flown out from UK to Sumartra P2 field.
Destroyed by bombing at Semplak, Java 22/2/42.
AM525 Mk.V N/A 2607 BPC Served with 8 Sqn.
On 29/1/42 All Hudson Mk1's concentrated into No1 Sqn RAAF
No 8 Sqn received 6 RAF Hudsons Mk3 that were flown out from UK to Sumartra P2 field.
AM559 Mk.V N/A 2641 BPC

459 Sqn, RAAF. (F,O). Between Sep43-Dec43.
Dual control aircraft.
To 608Sqn, SOC 2Aug45.

AM597 Mk.V N/A 2579 BPC

459 Sqn, RAAF. (M). Between Sep43-Dec43.
To CF Aden, Crashed on take-off, Asmara, 16Feb45.

AM853 Mk.V N/A 2935 BPC

459 Sqn, RAAF. (J).
Crashed 20Oct43
FlgOff HD MacKenzie 404347 (Safe/Inj ? not KIA)
PltOff WH Roehricht 408523 (Safe/Inj ? not KIA)

Hudson Mk.V 
AM853/J 
459 Squadron
Gambut
 12th October 1943
via Mike Mirkovic.

AM879 Mk.V N/A 2961 BPC

459 Sqn, RAAF. From 233Sqn RAF.
To MECCU, Crashed on take-off, Bilbeis (Egypt), 19Jun44.

AM950 Mk.III N/A 3960 BPC

459 Sqn, RAAF. (N). 10Feb42.
One of first two Hudsons on Sqn.
Flew first sortie by Sqn.
To CF Aden, Crashed on landing, Djibouti, 11Jul45.
Destroyed by Fire.

EW937 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6821 42-6646

459 Sqn, RAAF. (N). Between Sep43-Dec43. From 163Sqn RAF.
To 75OTU, SOC 14Mar46

EW957 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6841 42-6662

459 Sqn, RAAF. (D). Between Sep43-Dec43. From 117Sqn RAF.
To CU Aden, Crashed, Masirah, Arabia 14Feb45.

EW959 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6842 42-6668 459 Sqn, RAAF. (O). Between Sep43-Dec43.
SOC 29Mar46
EW967 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6849 42-6676 459 Sqn, RAAF. (A). Between Sep43-Dec43. From 163Sqn.
SOC 25May44
EW971 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6853 42-6680

459 Sqn, RAAF. (P). From 167Sqn RAF.
To MECCU, crashed Bilbeis, Egypt 16Mar44

FH227 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO

 

 

6517 41-37028

459 Sqn, RAAF. (Y&Z). From 1444Flt.
Crashed on takeoff, Gambut, Libya during bad weather 12Mar43.
PltOff RA McFarlane 401136 (P) KIA
PltOff P Delahunty 400971 (N) Inj
FSgt WH Oakes 405082 (W/Ag) DOI 24Mar43
FlgOff RW Litchfield 401239 (W/Ag)Safe

FH242 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6532 41-37043 Served with RAAF at Gambut Libya 01/44, Coded N.
459 Sqn, RAAF. (K). From 1444Flt.
To 75OTU. SOC 24Apr45

Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH242/GK-K
459 Squadron
On patrol over Mediterranean Sea
c.1942
via Mike Mirkovic.

FH244 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6534 41-37044 459 Sqn, RAAF. (J). From 1444Flt.
To 4METS, SOC 31Aug44
FH247 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6537 41-37048

459 Sqn, RAAF. From 1444Flt.
Crashed, when hit trees on takeoff, Edku, Egypt 10Jul42.
PltOff CP Lawton 406251 KIA
FlgOff CT O’Brien 404257 DFC KIA
FSgt L Broomfield 404397 KIA
FSgt JW Clarke 404580 KIA
FSgt FG Livingston 400891 KIA
Sgt AE Dingnum 931915 RAF KIA
(FSgt Clarke, FlgOff O’Brien & Sgt Dingnum may have been KIA in this a/c or V9027, NAA list lost aboard FH494, RAF Hudson never existed)

FH248 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6538 41-37049

459 Sqn, RAAF. (Q&R). Between Jun42-Dec43.
Crashed on approach, Luqa, Malta 19Jun42. (May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)

FH249 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6539 41-37050 459 Sqn, RAAF. (S). From 107MU 25Jun42. Between Jun42-Dec43.
SOC 26Sep46
FH250 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6540 41-37051 Served with RAAF at Gambut Libya 01/44, Coded E.
459 Sqn, RAAF. (L). From 1444Flt.
To 133
OTU, SOC 4Apr46

Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH250/L
459 Squadron
Gambut
July 1943
via Mike Mirkovic.  Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH250/L.
459 Squadron
Gambut
July 1943  
via Mike Mirkovic.

FH256 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6546 41-37057 459 Sqn, RAAF. (H). Between Jun42-Dec43.
SOC 22Feb45
FH257 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6547 41-37058

459 Sqn, RAAF. (V). From 1444Flt 1Jul42.
Crashed, West LG Z, Western Desert 25Aug42.
FSgt SWL Farrand 1021726 RAF KIA
FSgt JEM Lamb R56424 RCAF KIA
FSgt JKN MacMillan R56413 RCAF KIA
SGT EW Fuidge 1380219 RAF KIA

Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH257/GK-V.
459 Squadron, 
Gambut, August 1942
via Mike Mirkovic.

FH258 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6548 41-37060 459 Sqn, RAAF. (H&W). From 1444Flt 1Jul42.
SOC 23Aug45
FH264 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6554 41-37065 459 Sqn, RAAF. From FTU.
Engine lost power on take-off, swung and under-carriage collapsed, Kasfareet, Egypt, 1Jul42.
(May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)
FH266 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6556 41-37067 459 Sqn, RAAF. (I&N). From 1444Flt.
SOC 15Oct45
FH284 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6574 41-37085

459 Sqn, RAAF. (Q). From 1444Flt.
Crashed on landing, Gambut, Libya 9Dec42.
FlgOff VK O’Brien 400936 KIA
FSGT WS Dickinson 405125 KIA
FSgt AJM Down
1384717 RAF KIA
FSgt JA Linton 403520 KIA

FH285 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6575 41-37086 459 Sqn, RAAF. (W&M). From 1444Flt.
To 8Sqn RAF Dec42.
Crashed into cliffs during bad weather West of Balalah, Saudi Arabia 10Jul43.

Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH285/M
459 Squadron, 
Scusciuban airstrip, Aden 
6th November 1942
via Mike Mirkovic.

FH292 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6582 41-37093

459 Sqn, RAAF. (R). From 1444Flt.
Hit by AAA from convoy off Mersa Matruh and ditched in Mediterranean 28Jul42.
PltOff RP Godfrey 400706 KIA
WOff FA Sturt 402621 (Safe/Inj ? not KIA)

Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH292/GK-R
459 Squadron
21st July 1942
via Mike Mirkovic.

FH293 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6583 41-37094

459 Sqn, RAAF. (H). Between Jun42-Dec43.
Crashed after hitting trees, Feni, India 2Jan43.

(Information differs between 459 Sqn, RAAF ORB’s and US
AAF serials)

FH294 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6584 41-37095

459 Sqn, RAAF. (U). From 1444Flt 19Jun42.
Lost on shipping strike off Libyan coast 13Aug42.
FSgt WN Smith 402410 (P) KIA
FSgt RS Brandon 403416 (N) KIA
FSgt WRS Cornish 404472 (W/Ag) KIA
FSgt WE Somerville 402618 (W/Ag) KIA

FH295 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6586 41-37096 459 Sqn, RAAF. From 1444Flt.
To 108MU, SOC 28Sep44
FH296 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6590 41-37097 459 Sqn, RAAF. From 1444Flt. To 108MU.
Crashed on takeoff, LG 237, Western Desert 21Jan43
FH300 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6590 41-37101

459 Sqn, RAAF. (M). From 1444Flt 22Jun42.
Lost on attack on convoy off Tobruk, Libya 10Jul42. (May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)

Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH300/M.
459 Squadron, 
Heliopolis, 
18 June 1942  
via Mike Mirkovic.

FH302 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6592 41-37103

459 Sqn, RAAF. (C). From 1444Flt 1Jul42.
Lost on shipping strike 5Aug42.
FSgt WL Staines 402413 (P)
Sgt NC Woolcock NZ405461 RNZAF (O) KIA
FSgt L Gamble 404880 (W/Ag) KIA
Sgt AS Killham 1071482 RAF (W/Ag) KIA

FH304 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6594 41-37105 459 Sqn, RAAF. (Z). From 1444Flt.
Wing hit ground on take-off, undercarriage collapsed, LG-226, 8Dep42.
Destroyed by fire
(May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)
FH306 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6596 41-37107 459 Sqn, RAAF. From 1444Flt 29Jul42.
U/c collapsed on landing from shipping strike, LG226, 7Jul42.
(May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)
FH308 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6598 41-37109 459 Sqn, RAAF. (U).
To1330CU, SOC 29Mar45
FH311 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6601 41-37112

459 Sqn, RAAF. (T&C). Between Jun42-Dec43.
Received damage from sinking a U-Boat 16Jun43 W/O later in Jun43

Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH311/T
459 Squadron, 
Lydda 
16th June 1943
note upturned wingtip
via Mike Mirkovic.

FH314 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6604 41-37115 459 Sqn, RAAF. (E&Z). From 1444Flt.
To 75OTU, SOC 22Feb45

Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH314 
Photo via Mark Curtis

FH329 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6619 41-37130 459 Sqn, RAAF. (O&S). From 1444Flt.
To 75
OTU. Crashed on landing, Heliopolis, Egypt 12Nov42.
FH331 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6621 41-37132

459 Sqn, RAAF.
Crashed on takeoff, Socotra, East Africa 8Dec42.
FlgOff JE Heward 400953 (Safe/Inj ? not KIA)

FH347 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6637 41-37148

459 Sqn, RAAF. (X). Between Jun42-Dec43.
Crashed before delivery to RAF.
(Information differs between 459 Sqn, RAAF ORB’s an
d USAAF Serials)

FH351 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6641 41-37152 459 Sqn, RAAF. (G). Between Jun42-Dec43.
To133
OCU, SOC 2Aug45

Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH351/GK-C 
459 Squadron
Libya
c.1942
via Mike Mirkovic.

FH352 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6642 41-37153 459 Sqn, RAAF. (V). Between Jun42-Dec43.
To 133
OCU SOC 18Oct45
FH358 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6648 41-37159 459 Sqn, RAAF. (E&G). Between Jun42-Dec43.
SOC 29May45

Hudson Mk.IIIA FH358 E of 459 Sqn RAAF 
via Brendan Cowan

FH359 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6649 41-37160 Served with RAAF at Gambut Libya 01/44, Coded G.
Wrecked when lost power on takeoff and wing dug into ground, Bilbeis, Egypt Jun 15, 1944

Gambut, Cyrenaica, Libya. c. January 1944. Fitters at work on a Lockheed Hudson aircraft, serial no. FH 359, of No. 459 Squadron RAAF. Hudson 
FH 359,
Gambut, Cyrenaica, Libya. 
c. January 1944. 
The crew of  No. 459 Squadron RAAF, prepare for an operational flight.

FH372 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6662 41-37173 459 Sqn, RAAF. (R&B). Between Jun42-Dec43.
SOC 23Aug45
FH374 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6664 41-37175

459 Sqn, RAAF. (X). Between Jun42-Dec43.
Crashed on takeoff, Dum Dum, India 29Dec43. (Information differs between 459 Sqn, RAAF ORB’s and USAAF serials)

FH375 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6665 41-37176

459 Sqn, RAAF. (X). Between Jun42-Dec43.
Lost on equipment test flight 1Aug42. (May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)

FH378 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6668 41-37179

459 Sqn, RAAF. (U). Between Jun42-Dec43.
Lost 16Jul42. (May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)

FH380 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6670 41-37181

459 Sqn, RAAF. (O). Between Jun42-Dec43.
Sold for scrap 3Sep47

FH385 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6675 41-37186

459 Sqn, RAAF. (O). Between Jun42-Dec43.
Lost, presumed ditched 1Sep42. (May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)

FH388 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6678 41-37189

459 Sqn, RAAF.
To 133 OCU, Crashed landed, Lydda, Palestine following engine failure 12Apr45

FH403 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6693 41-37204 459 Sqn, RAAF. (J). Between Jun42-Dec43.
To 133
OCU, SOC 6Dec45
FH428 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6718 41-37229 459 Sqn, RAAF. (F&R). Between Jun42-Dec43.
SOC 28Sep44

Hudson Mk.IIIA 
FH428/R
459 Squadron
October 1943 
via Mike Mirkovic.

FH446 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6736 41-37247 459 Sqn, RAAF. (Z). Between Jun42-Dec43.
To 133OCU, SOC 11Apr46
FH456 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6745 41-37257 459 Sqn, RAAF. (Q). Between Jun42-Dec43.
SOC 9Aug45
FH459 Mk.IIIA A-29-LO 6748 41-37260

459 Sqn, RAAF. (D). Between Jun42-Dec43.
Crashed on landing, Lydda, Palestine 30Jun43. (May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)

FK381 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6857 42-46937 459 Sqn, RAAF. (C). From 117sqn.
To EACF, SOC 29Aug46

Hudson Mk.IV 
FK381/C
459 Squadron
Gambut
November 1943
via Mike Mirkovic.

FK385 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6861 42-46941

459 Sqn, RAAF. (D). From 117Sqn.
First Sqn sortie by a Hudson Mk VI, 4Aug43.
To 4METS, SOC 2Aug45

FK388 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6864 42-46944

459 Sqn, RAAF. (C). Between Sep43-Dec43.
Crashed on landing near Soluch, Libya following engine fire 29Nov43.
(May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)

FK397 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6873 42-46953

459 Sqn, RAAF. (Y). From 117Sqn RAF.
Flew Squadron’s last Hudson sortie 4Mar44.

Hudson MK.VI FK397 459 Sqn RAAF this aircraft flew 459's last hudson sortie 04 march 1944 
via Brendan Cowan

FK445 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6941 42-47011

459 Sqn, RAAF. (B). From 117Sqn RAF.
To EACF,
Crashed on takeoff, Eastleigh, Kenya 12Jul45.

FK476 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6962 42-47032

459 Sqn, RAAF. (E). From 117Sqn RAF.
To EACF, SOC 31Oct45

FK478 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 6964 42-47034

459 Sqn, RAAF. (Y). From 163Sqn RAF.
To MECCU, Crashed on takeoff, Bilbeis, Egypt 16May44.

FK579 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 7055 42-47135 459 Sqn, RAAF. (F) From 117Sqn RAF.
SOC 29Aug46

Hudson Mk.IV 
FK579/F
459 Squadron
Gambut
November 1943
via Mike Mirkovic.

FK581 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 7057 42-47137

459 Sqn, RAAF. (D). Between Sep43-Dec43.
Crashed on landing, LG 07, Western Desert 29Aug43. (May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)

FK584 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 7060 42-47140

459 Sqn, RAAF. (T). Between Sep43-Dec43.
Crashed when stalled on approach, Bamrauli 27Aug43. (May not have been while with 459 Sqn, RAAF)

FK613 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 7089 42-47169 459 Sqn, RAAF. (Q). From 117Sqn RAF.
SOC 20May47
FK658 Mk.VI A-28A-LO 7134 42-47214 459 Sqn, RAAF. (T). Between Sep43-Dec43.
To 75
OTU, SOC 2Aug45
 
 
Gambut, Cyrenaica, Libya. c. 1943. Fitter of No. 459 Squadron RAAF at work on the propeller of a Lockheed Hudson aircraft.  Western Desert. c. 1942. Fitters of the maintenance section of No. 459 (Naval Co-operation) Squadron RAAF, work on a Squadron Lockheed Hudson aircraft on an airfield.  Lockheed Hudson R of 459 Sqn RAAF with its Lockheed stablemates in the form of a trio Lighnings in the background. 
via Brendan Cowan  Gambut, Cyrenaica, Libya. c. 1943. Ground crew personnel of No. 459 Squadron RAAF work on a Lockheed Hudson aircraft.  Gambut, Cyrenaica, Libya. c. June 1943. An air gunner of No. 459 Squadron RAAF in a Lockheed Hudson aircraft. 
Western Desert, North Africa. c. 1943. Ground crew member of No. 459 (Hudson) Squadron RAAF, a Naval Co-operation Squadron, tests a self-inflating raft. Note the Lockheed Hudson aircraft in the background.  Gambut, Cyrenaica, Libya. c. January 1944. Fitters work on the maintenance of a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of No. 459 Squadron RAAF.  Western Desert, North Africa. c. 1943. An inspection of a Lockheed Hudson aircraft is being carried out by staff of the maintenance section of No. 459 Squadron RAAF, a Naval Co-operation Squadron, on an airfield in the Western Desert. Servicing a Hudson of 459 Sqn RAAF 
via Brendan Cowan  Servicing a Hudson of 459 Sqn RAAF 
via Brendan Cowan 
Crew of a 459 Sqn Hudson 
via Brendan Cowan  Gambut, Cyrenaica, Libya. c. January 1944. The crew of a Lockheed Hudson aircraft, serial no. FH 359, of No. 459 Squadron RAAF, prepare for an operational flight.
     

The Authors of this page are Gordon Birkett, Brendan Cowan and The Phantom

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, http://www.joebaugher.com/ ,

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