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  Lockheed Hudson Mark III Serial Number A16-112 Tail VH-KOY
RAAF
6 Squdron

Former Assignments
1 OTU
14 Squadron
32 Squadron

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Temora 2005

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 6041. Assigned USAAF serial number 41-23182. Disassembled and shipped to Australia.

Wartime History
On December 5, 1941 received by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Hudson A16-112. Assigned to 11 Operational Training Unit (1 OTU) the aircraft was allotted to No. 14 Squadron on July 8, 1942 for anti submarine patrol off the coast of Western Australia. It then served a period with 32 Squadron off the East coast of Australia. On transfer to 6 Squadron, it served out of Milne Bay, PNG on bombing armed reconnaissance and patrol work for a period of twelve months. Being returned to the mainland for overhaul it was allocated to the RAAF Survey Flight and flew with them for the next two years.

Post War
Aftter the war, it was sold to East-West Airlines and became their flagship, VH-EWA for the next six years when it was purchased by Adastra Aerial Surveys as a photographic aircraft from whom the Long family purchased it in 1976. Restoration and conversion to its original military configuration was completed in 1993.

Display
Temora Aviation Museum acquired the aircraft in May 2004. Registered as VH-KOY it is the only flying Hudson in Australia. Painted in the markings of Lockheed Hudson "The Tojo Busters" A16-211.

References
ADF Serials - Hudson A16-112

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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